How to Flip Voxel Models in Mega Voxels Play

Mega Voxels Play makes it incredibly simple to flip your voxel model, so you can reflect your model across an axis without having to remake it again. In this tutorial, we will show you how to flip your voxel model so that you remove the need for manually reconstructing the model against a different axis.


If you've been working with different voxel models you have probably come across several scenarios where the model looks great but it needs to be reversed. For example lets say you make a wheel on one side of a voxel car you're making but now you would like to use the same wheel on the other side without having to remake it again. You may be asking, how do I flip a voxel model in Mega Voxels Play? The good news is that Mega Voxels play has a tool for flipping, or reflecting, a model directly in the app so you can flip an existing model across an axis without having to remake it again. We’ll cover the steps on how to flip your model.
 
This tutorial supports Mega Voxels Play 1.7 or newer. If you need help installing Mega Voxels Play, view our previous tutorial How to Install Mega Voxels Play. There you can find a step by step tutorial on getting Mega Voxels Play running on your phone or tablet.

Different Ways to Flip a Model

There are three different options for flipping a model in Mega Voxels Play. These correspond with the 3 axis. You can flip a model horizontally, which is across the X axis. You can flip a model vertically, which is across the Y axis. And lastly you can flip a model from a depth perspective, which is across the Z axis. Depending on your scenario, one option might be better than the other. In this tutorial we will flip the model across the X axis, however the steps for the Y axis and Z axis are exactly the same.

Getting Started

First let’s open up the Mega Voxels Play app. For this example we will use a dog voxel model that we made in Mega Voxels Play. This dog has a darker half to more clearly illustrate how flipping works, however, feel free to use any voxel model you like as the steps will be identical to what we cover here.


So like we mentioned before, the reason we are using this voxel model is because when we flip the voxel model we want to clearly see how one side of the dog is transferred across the axis to the other side. We will now cover how to flip the dog model.

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How to Flip a Voxel Model

The main way to flip, or reflect, a model is to use the Transform tool located inside the model context menu. To access this context menu tap on the voxel model you would like to flip. When you select it, a context menu will appear above it. Tap on the button that says Transform.


When you tap on the Transform button, you will open a new menu called Transform. In this menu there are two different sections: Rotate and Flip. For this tutorial we will ignore the Rotate section and instead we will focus on the Flip section. You should notice 3 major buttons with a specific axis on each section.


So as we mentioned before, when you flip a model you must choose what axis you want to flip your model against. In 3D there are 3 axis: the X, Y, and Z. For this example we want to flip the model horizontally, therefore we will choose the X option. Go ahead and tap the X button.


Immediately after you press the X button, you should notice that your model has stayed the same however it is completely flipped. The dark side is now on the right side of the X axis instead of the left side. To confirm this change tap on the Done button.



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Wrap Up

Learning how to flip a model is a fast way to reflect models in Mega Voxels Play which in the long run can save tons of time as opposed to having to remake models from scratch. If you have any questions please ask below. Also if you found this tutorial helpful, please consider sharing.

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