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Author Topic: Low Poly / simplification tool  (Read 2285 times)

Dosser

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Low Poly / simplification tool
« on: August 13, 2008, 10:33:58 am »

Hey all,

Is there a tool to automatically 'simplify' a model? By this I mean delete redundant points, or points that have no major effect on a model (they cause a 1 degree change in the edges they connect to for example).

I've heard of these tools, and they can make it very easy to add lowpoly background characters to a scene. Is there something that I can use on anim8or models?

Thanks :D
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mcheccyb

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Re: Low Poly / simplification tool
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2008, 10:46:51 am »

yes - but they usually completely destroy the topology.

http://www.vizup.com/load/index.html

thats free i think.
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hihosilver

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Re: Low Poly / simplification tool
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2008, 09:24:33 pm »

I believe Terranim8or also has optimization tools, and it works directly with .an8 files.
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mcheccyb

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Re: Low Poly / simplification tool
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2008, 06:39:10 pm »

kubajjz is developing a script to reverse catmull-clark subdivision.

it's on his blog on the CGN forum
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Re: Low Poly / simplification tool
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2008, 02:50:25 pm »

There is a free program called MeshLab that has a polygon decimator. I've used it a few times. YMMV
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