Reducing vertices in a 3D File????

Discussion in 'Gallery & Designs' started by clif52, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. clif52

    clif52 Banned

    Hey guys
    How do you reduce the number of vertices in a 3D file? My boss is working with a new 3D scanner and the files end up having to many vertices. He wants to get the file small enough to flatten certain parts like making a paper model. Except he is making fullsize flattened panels for a car.

    Thanks for any info you might be able to give me.
  2. Stev0

    Stev0 Active Member

    Well ... I personally know of some methods but unless you have the software package to do it, you are out of luck. Some 3D packages allow you to 'Optimize' the surface of a model. What that means is, the model's surface is composed of several faces that make up the details of the model. The optimization will 'straighten' out the surface by reducing the face count. Since each face is made up of 3 vertices's, their numbers would be reduced.

    Another way is longer in which you edit the model by hand.
  3. clif52

    clif52 Banned

    Thanks StevO. I've reading some on the subject buy I don't have access to the program the boss is using so I haven't understood a lot about the program he is using.

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