Why isn't merge by distance allowing me to merge doubled vertices from different meshes?

by Jordan S Santacruz   Last Updated September 12, 2019 01:15 AM

Starting with a pyramid on top of a cube, selected all, and click merge by distance with an appropriately small distance with the intention of merging the points at the base of the pyramid and top of the cube: enter image description here

As you can see, 13 verts selected and zero merged. Now if I increase the merge distance to the point where it may merge multiple points on the same mesh, I get this: enter image description here

So merge by distance IS working, it just doesn't want to be the tool that combines meshes. Why?

Tags : mesh vertices

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