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Removing facets from 3d models

Hi all,

I downloaded a model from thingiverse and loaded it into meshmixer to scale and cut it up as it was a bit big to print by itself. After that, I exported it from meshmixer and imported it into prusa slicer. No matter what I export it as (.stl, .3mf, .amf etc) the model in prusaslicer appears faceted instead of the smooth mode model that appears in meshmixer. I realise the mode it made of triangular facets if it an .stl or similar format, however is there a way to get rid of it? Downloading the benchy .stl, it has no noticable faceting when imported to prusaslicer so there is a method out there that works. What am I doing wrong in terms of exporting? It would be nice to not have these ugly faceted models!

Posted : 13/06/2021 11:05 am
karl-herbert
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RE: Removing facets from 3d models
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Hi all,

I downloaded a model from thingiverse and loaded it into meshmixer to scale and cut it up as it was a bit big to print by itself. After that, I exported it from meshmixer and imported it into prusa slicer. No matter what I export it as (.stl, .3mf, .amf etc) the model in prusaslicer appears faceted instead of the smooth mode model that appears in meshmixer. I realise the mode it made of triangular facets if it an .stl or similar format, however is there a way to get rid of it? Downloading the benchy .stl, it has no noticable faceting when imported to prusaslicer so there is a method out there that works. What am I doing wrong in terms of exporting? It would be nice to not have these ugly faceted models!

Hello and welcome to the Prusaforum!

I don't work with Meshmixer, but I think this little tutorial might be helpful:

good luck!

 

Statt zu klagen, dass wir nicht alles haben, was wir wollen, sollten wir lieber dankbar sein, dass wir nicht alles bekommen, was wir verdienen....
Posted : 13/06/2021 11:29 am
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Removing facets from 3d models

@karl-herbert

Thank you for your reply. I had a look at the video, however they seem to have the opposite issue to me. They have too many facets or triangles and they are reducing them whereas I have too few. I'm going to assume I am dealing with a model that just doesn't have enough 'resolution' and can't be improved (at least without reduction in detail).

I thought that as meshmixer seems to show an interpolated 'skin' over the mesh model, it might be able to export a higher resolution file for printing.

 

Posted : 14/06/2021 9:49 am
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