Reality Mixed Up By MeshMixer

By on December 2nd, 2010 in Software


Once in a while we bump into a truly amazing product and today its MeshMixer. This software permits easy manipulation of 3D mesh objects – that is to say, cut/paste/resize/move about, etc. The creation of unreal models such as the fellow with the unusual nose above is almost trivial using MeshMixer. Here’s some highlights:
  • Windows software only at the moment, but OS/X and Linux are “coming soon”
  • Supports OBJ polymeshes and can import OFF meshes
  • Can export STL (useful for printing your unreal model, although format conversion with MeshLab would also work)
  • Freely “Cut off” portions and reuse them in other models
  • The software is NOT open source, but is currently free as in “research project” (Hm, perhaps a commercial product may emerge eventually??)
This amazing tool is available now, please give it a try. And if you’re not convinced, we strongly recommend you watch their demonstration video, which shows a whole lot of different uses.

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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