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3D printing with RepRap Cookbook

By : Richard Salinas
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3D printing with RepRap Cookbook

By: Richard Salinas

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
3D Printing with RepRap Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Removing scanning artifacts with Meshmixer

Sometimes, we'll find odd distortions in our 3D scanned models. These are digital artifacts that are generated from glares, poorly focused photos, and other degraded information, which the scanning program processes. In this recipe, we'll learn how to remove these artifacts from the model.

Getting ready

You'll need to open a model in Meshmixer that has similar defects as shown in the following image:

How to do it...

We will proceed as follows:

  1. Zoom in on the artifact. Choose Select. From the pop-up toolbox, we'll use the default brush tool. Adjust its size by using the size slider and then select the end of the artifact. The pop-up toolbox will change and provide more options.

  2. Go to the toolbox and select Modify. Scroll down the cascaded window and select Expand Ring. The selection will grow slightly larger.

  3. We can also use the keyboard shortcut (Shift + >). This will also expand the ring. Continue using the keyboard shortcut until the area is selected...