Instructions to Mesh Optimization

From the last HX v1.2.0.2 update, we added a new mesh editing function. This article will discuss its outcome.

 

Unlike other post-process function which only do a single operation, “Mesh Optimization” smoothens and sharpens the results, eliminating surface noise while keeping sharp details. You can choose the operation intensity from 0 to 100%. And you can do multiple iterations if not satisfied with the current outcome.

 

This function performs well when the original data has a small point distance. For example, here’s a part of the tires scanned with 0.2mm resolution.


 


From left to right are original data / 20% / 50%/ 100% optimization.

 



                       


You can see that surface noise was well removed under 100% optimization, while keeping the edges of the letters sharp.

 



However, on a large point distance model, the details are already blurred. Using high optimization intensity will cause detail loss. Here is an example:




Same intensity from left to right while the resolution is 1mm. You can tell that the details on feathers are hard to recognize with 100% optimization.


This function will make it possible to achieve improved results in a simpler way, we suggest using higher intensities for high resolution scans and lower intensities when scanning in low resolution. We do not recommend applying mesh optimization in cases where the resolution is over 1mm.

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