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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

Cleaning the scans with MeshLab

MeshLab has a variety of methods that can be used to remove the unwanted 3D artifacts that surround the model. We'll take a simple approach to clean our scans by learning how to use a cleaning filter and selection tool.

Getting ready

The first scan of your series should be positioned on your workspace, where the entire scene can be viewed.

How to do it….

We will proceed as follows:

  1. Go to Menu and select Filters. Scroll down and select Cleaning and Repairing. In the next cascaded window, select Remove isolated pieces (wrt face num).

  2. In the pop-up window, keep the default values and select Apply. The small isolated pieces around your model should disappear, but it's very likely that there will be more of them. If this is the case, raise the minimum size value in the pop-up window. Try increasing it by 20 percent and select Apply.

  3. Continue cleaning until most or all of the isolated fragments are deleted. Take note of the last value chosen. You may find it useful as...