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How to simplify a complex 3D mesh model?

A - answer You received a too complex and detailed 3D model as a surface mesh and now you need to simplify it before using it for 3D printing, 3D rendering or converting it to a solid 3D CAD model.

An ideal tool for processing very large 3D mesh models is Autodesk Memento (Autodesk Labs, memento.autodesk.com). This free (status: 1/2015) application allows to simplify (decimate) a model without changing its shape, to solve topology problems (holes, overlaps, spikes), to retopologize (re-mesh) the model, set its scale, 3D print it and perform other operations.

You can import 3D mesh models in the formats STL, PLY, OBJ and RCM. Processed meshes can be exported to the formats OBJ, FBX, STL, RCP, PLY.

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See also:
Tip 12938:How to convert a point cloud to a textured 3D model?
Tip 12749:Generate parametric mathematical 3D surfaces (meshes) in Fusion 360.
Tip 12710:Boolean subtraction of 3D mesh objects in Meshmixer.
Tip 12237:UnfoldRS - unfold 3D surfaces to 2D in AutoCAD.
Tip 12233:How to compare two 3D mesh models and find differences/changes?


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