I have been sent a scan by Nikon of a small figure 60mm tall idea being to capture every minute sculpted intended detail but not waste file size and money on the minute striations the sculpting tools caused which are not visible to the modellers naked eye and probably wouldnt even print in laser/resin 3D !
here is the settings panel I am offered upon import (and I presume new file>import file is the way to view the stl ? or is it best to do a file > open ?
I have asked my contact at Nikon but he is not familiar with Rhino.
Aim for me is to see truly what the scan has managed and not despoil it with the wrong settings.
Which viewing option, e.g. perhaps rendered, is best to see it at its best ? and any suggested settings for that option ?
Also my contact says:-
When creating a surface extraction VG used a triangulation mesh, this is why the first STL sent by Mr.X looks like shards of glass – as it is created from triangles. The more triangles applied results in a smoother surface but increases the file size. I suspect that the file looked like shards of glass as Mr.X had limited the number of triangles used in efforts to keep the file size down.
VG can now create CAD files but I suspect it will first create a triangulation mesh before converting to STEP. If STL is the requirement I am sure that between us we can figure out the best parameters to generate.
Please review the file and let us know your thoughts, we can then revise parameters if required.
Anyone care to explain what that is about , I just want a scan shape that looks just like the figure, then the 3D print to also match the figure. feeding the printer the best file to see just what the print can achieve if armed with accurate data is the first stage, but not 2Gb as was the first scan which Rhino wouldnt even open, and I couldnt send it digitally to anyone. It was superb but overkill with minute striations we simply didnt need.