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3D Printing with RepRap Cookbook by Richard Salinas

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Chapter 5. Manipulating Meshes and Bridges

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Exploring TopMod
  • Using TopMod for remeshing
  • Using MeshLab for remeshing
  • Mesh decimation with MeshLab
  • Wireframe modeling with TopMod
  • Cooling ABS and PLA with Skeinforge
  • Cooling ABS and PLA with Slic3r
  • Adjusting speed with Slic3r
  • Bridging with Slic3r
  • Adjusting speed with Skeinforge
  • Bridging with Skeinforge

Introduction

In this chapter, we'll look at some basic concepts about meshes, and how important these concepts can be while dealing with 3D modeling.

Most models that we'll use for 3D printing will have a surface mesh composed of three- or four-sided polygons. The number of polygons necessary to create a model will vary, depending on its detail and complexity. Only ...

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