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3D Printing with RepRap Cookbook by Richard Salinas

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Mesh decimation with MeshLab

In the preceding recipe, we learned how to increase the density of our mesh. Sometimes, we need to do the exact opposite. We're going to learn how to decimate a high-density mesh to a uniform low-density mesh in this recipe.

Getting ready

You'll need MeshLab. You'll also need the .obj file of the toy block. This is the model with a uniform mesh that you made in the last recipe.

How to do it...

We will proceed as follows:

  1. Select the Import Mesh icon on the toolbar. Open the block_uniform_remesh_LS3. obj file and choose the Flat Lines icon on the toolbar.
  2. Go to Filters and select Remeshing, Simplification, and Reconstruction. Scroll down the next cascaded window and select Quadric Edge Collapse Decimation.
  3. A pop-up window appears. ...

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