[OpenSCAD] Voxel file format

Andrew Plumb andrew at plumb.org
Thu Apr 23 22:59:41 EDT 2015


> On Apr 23, 2015, at 10:00 PM, Marius Kintel <marius at kintel.net> wrote:
> 
> On Apr 23, 2015, at 21:00 PM, stonysmith <stonysmith at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> […] The polygon
>> reduction they apply has the effect of smoothing the model a bit too much
>> for my tastes.  It may well be within the resolution of the printer, but to
>> me the detail produced looks terrible.
>> 
> That’s good feedback.
> Perhaps a much better solution would be for OpenSCAD to perform said polygon reduction on the original design. As OpenSCAD tends to generate a lot of tiny polygons, we could probably reduce typical designs significantly before it having a large visual impact.

CGAL does document some mesh reduction approaches:

http://doc.cgal.org/latest/Surface_mesh_simplification/ <http://doc.cgal.org/latest/Surface_mesh_simplification/>

Andrew.

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