1) I made a cylinder, and spline/extruded rectangle with a taper off at the end. I want to connect the top (non tapered) part of the extruded spline rectangle to the cylinder to match the object I am trying to make. It's a swooping connection to make it a smooth model to the rectangle.
2) I want to cut the cylinder in half and show the internal components working. I normally would animate a slice but is there a way to make something similar to the x-ray option? I found a post saying apply a transparency to a select group of polygons but I want to animate the item working and then cut in half to see inside.
I attached pictures to help visualize what I am trying to do. Thanks in advanced for helping.