Function available in CINEMA 4D Prime, Visualize, Broadcast, Studio & BodyPaint 3D
Before (left) and after (right) the Melt function has been applied to the selected points, edges and polygons.
This function melts away the selected points, edges or polygons.
Point mode: Removes the selected points; polygons whose points were involved are converted to an n-gon.
Edge mode: Removes the selected edges; points that have become superfluous as a result (i.e. points that are no longer part of an edge) are also deleted.
Polygon mode: Removes the inner edges of selected polygon groups.
The Melt function is useful during the modeling process only. When it comes to rendering or animation, there are no benefits to Melt because any n-gons created by the function will be internally triangulated.