Tutorial: How to create PolygonFace from 3D-Scan-Data using Geomagic Studio 8
Step 1) Select and delete unusable scandata
After open the raw scandata, select the unusable data (red marked) using different view and selection tools. Ctrl+G helps to select visible and hidden data in one step...
...and then delete.
Step 2) Polygonize point cloud
Use the Wrap operation to polygonize the point cloud. (Points menu > wrap)
Step 3) Delete vertices
Select delete vertices from the polygon menu...
Stefp 4) Smooth edges
Step 5) Reduce Polygons
Select Decimate from the Polygons menu.
You can decimate the model to reduce the number of triangles. In the Reduce to triangles field, enter 6000, and then click Apply. This will reduce the number of triangles in the model to 6000, while still maintaining excellent definition of small features and detail.
Step 6) Smooth polygons
From the Polygons menu, choose Relax. Hit Apply to start the smoothing.
Step 7) Export to other file formats
Export to .3ds, .obj. or whatever you need.
Time spending: 10 - 20 minutes
- Geomagic Studio 8: 30days Trial Software
- Training: to familiarize with the Geomagic Studio interface
Kathrin Krimling 11/13/05