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Working with a mesh with too many points

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Working with a mesh with too many points

Postby lax26 » Wed May 18, 2016 12:53 pm

I have a mesh that the creator made using JewelCAD. They exported it for me using a quad mesh format because in one of Kyle's videos he talks about that being the best format for Tsplines. The mesh is recognized as a Tsplines mesh and has a lot of points, so much that it is hard to manipulate the design. Is there a way to easily create a Tsplines surface from a mesh? If not what suggestions might you have for working with this type of file?
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Re: Working with a mesh with too many points

Postby JSantocono » Thu May 19, 2016 7:05 am

Hi Daniel.
Very dense mesh (even a quad mesh) can be hard to manipulate once is converted to T-Splines.
Unfortunately there are no "one step" solutions.

You can use the T-Splines Retopo tools to remodel, but is not easy. Depending on the shape of the model, it can take a lot of work to reverse engineering... And you wont get exactly the same surface. You can try that if you are able to spend time on it.

Also, I would suggest to set all the display settings to "Fastest" (inside tsOptions :tsOptions: ) and see if that helps with the slow manipulation problem.

Another side solution that I apply when I get a very dense and slow T-Splines surface is to split the surface into several parts, and keep modeling/editing/preparing on each part at a time. This helps to get faster manipulation. You can Weld all together at the end. It also depends on how the surface is, but I can say that I applied it successfully several times.

Hope this helps.
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