How do I take a low poly model and smooth it out, meaning are there commands that will aid me? When I print this, I’d rather not have a ton of post work, plus it’ll look nicer. Thank you for any help.
What kind of model is it and how was it created? Is it a mesh?
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How much experience do you have with Rhino?
I’m newish to Rhino. I’ve gone through most of the training vids and exercises…but I’m still learning. I believe the model was created in SketchUp.Helmet Dented.stl (781.0 KB)
I don’t believe its a mesh.
Rhino imports the contents of the .stl file as a mesh:
Closed double precision polygon mesh: 12480 vertices, 15994 polygons with normals
bounding box: (-0.399567,-0.443825,-0.563478) to (0.403649,0.398062,0.351863)
It appears that all or almost all of the facets are triangles.
I don’t know of any simple way to further “smooth” it using Rhino.
The shape could be recreated with a much smaller number of NURBS surfaces in Rhino.
Thank you for your help, I appreciate it.
maybe try the ReduceMesh command, you can nicely play with the amount of reducing, to the level of detail you need, after that you get a better chance to rework it maybe.
Thank you, I’ll try that