Hi guys, I have made a DTM importer and I see that when I save these meshes then the files become very large.
A 7M vertex, 15M face mesh becomes 450 MB as a Rhino file.
IMO a mesh like this is basically the same as the 32bit TIFF picture.
(Where the pixels are the vertices and the pixel color is the height.)
So why does a 32MB tiff (that has all this information) become a 450MB Rhino file?
That’s a 14X file size.
Are there anything you could do to compress it in any way?
I post this since 3D scans and complex data is used in most fields these days, so if it is possible to make the file size smaller then that would benefit all.
I’ll gladly share some files with you if you want to explore this more.