I am using a lot of data from 3d scanners and I think that there are two features that would make this process a lot easier:
- A mesh alignment tool. I often have to align two stl meshes of the same object taken from different orientations to create a more complete model of the object. Currently I have to go back and forth between Rhino and meshlab to achieve an accurate match of the two (or more) meshes.
It would be great if something like this could be integrated into Rhino. Just moving one mesh to match another would be a great first step however as an extension there could be an option to merge the two meshes into a single mesh, possibly smoothing the junction between the two.
- A local smoothing function. The smooth function works very well for meshes however it works on the entire mesh. Sometimes I have a local distortion that needs to be smoothed out and I do not want to lose detail in other areas of the mesh. I see this tool being something like a paintbrush that smooths over the selected area
I think that with the explosion of the availability of 3d scanners these features would be valuable additions to Rhino.