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slenkar

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Polygon reduction?
« on: December 04, 2008, 10:37:55 AM »
Does shapeshop do polgon reduction? if not is there some other program that does?

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Re: Polygon reduction?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2008, 09:33:02 PM »
ShapeShop does not do reduction, but you can always re-mesh your model at a lower resolution (drag on the triangle icon in the upper left), and then refine the mesh (click the 'QR' button in the toolbar), or try to subdivide in areas where more triangles are needed (click the 'SD' toolbar button). Subdivision might fail if your initial mesh is too low, though.

Most of the major mesh-modeling packages do mesh simplification (Maya, etc). Also you could try Garland's QSlim software, there are binaries for version 2.0 at the bottom of this page:

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs/user/garland/www/quadrics/qslim20.html