[Sidefx-houdini-list] simplify cad object

Simon Barrick simon at primalpictures.com
Thu Jul 20 11:00:57 EDT 2006


Also on my crude test keeping use original points off worked best....

-----Original Message-----
From: Simon Barrick 
Sent: 20 July 2006 15:58
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Actually - I take that back - just did a quick text with a box and if
consolidate corners is off it does preserve the sharp edges and still
creates nice triangles if you turn up the equalise edges really high.

-----Original Message-----
From: Simon Barrick 
Sent: 20 July 2006 15:54
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Subject: RE: [Sidefx-houdini-list] simplify cad object


That will equalize edges but destroy the sharp edges you get in CAD data
- its great for organic stuff but not so good for girders!


-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Bowmar [mailto:pbowmar at gmail.com] 
Sent: 20 July 2006 15:54
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Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] simplify cad object


Simon Barrick showed me this trick: Ignore the UI and turn up Equalize
Edges to 100 or higher.

Also, try Prevent Mesh Inversion OFF, make sure Prevent Cracking and Use
Original Points are turned ON

I get very good results, always using the above.

The Equalize Edges slider having 0-1 range tricked me for years until
Simon showed me "oh, just make it really high" and suddenly, Polyreduce
became very very good.

SESI: RFE: Get that slider a 0-500 range :)

Cheers,

Peter B

On 20/07/06, Jed Schwartz <jed at jedschwartz.com> wrote:
> I'm trying to simplify some very heavy cad data- I think we have 
> around 100 time more polys then we need. It's a heavily subdivided and

> triangulated architectural structure, beams, girders etc- (several 
> hundred K  polys) Polyreduce is not doing a very good job of holding 
> edges. Any suggestions?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Jed-
>
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