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Make: Design for 3D Printing by Tatiana Reinhard, Bertier Luyt, Samuel N. Bernier

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THE SIZE OF FILES

LOCALLY REDUCE AND ENLARGE THE MESH WITH MESHMIXER

REDUCING THE SIZE OF A FILE WITH MESHMIXER

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THE SIZE OF FILES

The type of faceted/polygonal surface that is found on some pieces made with 3D printing is mostly due to a 3D file with too low resolution.

In the world of 3D, the polygon is to the STL file what the pixel is to the JPEG file. The number of polygons in a file will determine if part of its surfaces will be smooth or faceted. For example, a sphere without enough polygons will look like a disco ball. This principle ...

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