How can I delete an intersection to modify a sphere

I’m trying to intersect rectangular boxes with a sphere to form something similar to the AT&T logo, but actual slices of s sphere instead. I created a box, then copied it to an array, then created a sphere, moved it so that it overlapped the boxes. I then intersected the boxes with the sphere. I now want to delete each of the boxes and get the result I have in sphere 2. I got that result by creating the boxes from the rectangle tool rather that the draw tool as I did in sphere 3. I’m not sure what I did, but I can’t seem to do it again.

I will upload the sphere with the boxes, I simple want to delete the boxes - even where they intersect with the sphere.

Sphere 3.skp (988.0 KB)

Sphere 2Sphere 2.skp (851.3 KB)

Is this what you want?


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Yes that’s exactly what I want. I’ll try it and confirm I can do it.


I got it to work, but a little manually. Where do you find that tool with the x inside a red circle?

That is the delete Icon found on the ‘Standard’ toolbar.

Is it in the Pro series? No problem, I got it to work using the delete key. Now I’m ready for the other two planes of boxes - I should be able to do it without help because of the video you provided.

Thanks again.

No, it is available in Make.
I use a custom toolbar that I have put together from other toolbars.
And as I said it is on the toolbar called, Standard.

I see, I’ll work on it - I’ve only been at it a couple of weeks and I try to learn what I can on my own - but when stuck help saves me hours of exploring.

I have now discovered standard!

It worked fine, but the second plane does not do the same thing.

Sphere 5.skp (1.2 MB)

You need to select all of the faces that make up the sphere.

You did the intersection out of the component, I would fix it this way.

Thanks again. that will be my project for tomorrow.

Out of curiosity, where are you headed with this? Do you just want the outer surfaces or do you need little blocks all the way through? Maybe like this?


Just the outer surfaces, I plan to develop a color scheme on them, but I must admit your design has really peaked my curiosity - imagine the color combinations with all of those surfaces,

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