Cinema 4D / BodyPaint 3D Program Documentation Reference Cinema 4D Cinema 4D Prime Mesh Menu
Function available in CINEMA 4D Prime, Visualize, Broadcast, Studio & BodyPaint 3D

Dissolve

From left to right: Selected edges; after applying Dissolve; points are deleted according to the Phong Angle setting.

Use this command to delete selected edges. This command works similar to the Melt command, the difference being, that unnecessary points will also be deleted automatically. This command is also ideal for deleting edges created using the Connect Points/Edges command.

When Points are deleted, the Phong Angle (Smooth to) is taken into account, i.e., points will not be deleted at hard edges (or where BreakPhong Shading is detected).

If the Shift key is pressed when Dissolve is applied, all unnecessary Points, regardless of Phong Angle, will be deleted.

When in Point or Polygon mode, Dissolve functions exactly like the Melt command.