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3D Printing with RepRap Cookbook by Richard Salinas

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Removing scanning artifacts with Meshmixer

Sometimes, we'll find odd distortions in our 3D scanned models. These are digital artifacts that are generated from glares, poorly focused photos, and other degraded information, which the scanning program processes. In this recipe, we'll learn how to remove these artifacts from the model.

Getting ready

You'll need to open a model in Meshmixer that has similar defects as shown in the following image:

Getting ready

How to do it...

We will proceed as follows:

  1. Zoom in on the artifact. Choose Select. From the pop-up toolbox, we'll use the default brush tool. Adjust its size by using the size slider and then select the end of ...

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