Mesh Toolsbr />
Robust mesh import, export, creation, and editing tools are critical to all phases of design, including:
- Captured 3-D data from digitizing and scanning is usually transferred into Rhino as mesh models.
- Many applications such as SketchUp and Modo only support mesh data.
- Export meshes for analysis and rendering.
- Conversion from NURBS for display and rendering.
- Export for prototyping and fabrication.
There are both new and enhanced mesh tools, plus support for double-precision meshes to accurately represent and display ground forms such as the 3-D topography of a large city.
- ExtractAnalysisMesh - Extracts an analysis mesh from an object. For example, use the CurvatureAnalysis command and then run ExtractAnalysisMesh to add the analysis mesh (with the vertex colors) to the document.
- ExtractPipedCurve - Extracts the mesh created by the ApplyCurvePiping command.
- ExtractUVMesh - Extracts the flattened UV meshes.
- Merge2MeshFaces - Merges two triangular mesh faces that share an edge into one quadrangular face.
- MeshRepair - Opens a Mesh Repair Wizard.
- 3DFace - New dynamic feedback wires connect the picked points.
- CheckMesh - Checks whether the face normals and vertex normals face the same direction.
- ExtractMeshEdges - New Join option joins the extracted edges.
- Mesh - Major overhaul results in dozens of bugs fixed, many more special cases handled, and is generally faster.
- MeshCone, MeshCylinder, and MeshTCone - A new Solid option closes the open ends with a mesh.
- OffsetMesh - New BothSides option creates meshes on each side.
- ReduceMesh - Decreases the polygon mesh face count while minimizing geometric and texture distortion.
- Weld - Edges that will be affected by Weld or Unweld are highlighted.