Attached a NURBS curly cord and its mesh. I am trying to reduce the poly count when running Mesh on this type of object, and I ran into the situation where no matter what I set, I cannot reduce it further - although it seems like I should be able to. It would be nice to have only 8 facets around the circumference instead of the current 16, and perhaps only half the longitudinal segments as well - that would reduce the size to 25% of the 16+K polys now in the file. 4K would be cool.
I know I can use ReduceMesh to lower it further - except that it triangulates everything, so the poly count is still double what it could be - but it seems I should be able to do this even better just with normal mesh parameters. The one in the file has been meshed with everything set to 0… I tried a bunch of different things, nothing got better than that… Anyone else want to play?
LowPolyMesh.3dm (1.7 MB)