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Member Since: ‎04-01-2018
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Reduce the size of a exported OBJ file or STL file

Product Name: HP 3D scan 5
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Hi Folks,


I want to reduce the file size of a OBJ or STL file that is exported from the David scanner. I know you can  reduce the file size on export by using the percentage reduction but you lose the detail of the scan. 


I have tried meshmixer to reduce size but no real success. 


Does anyone have a solution to this problem?





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Member Since: ‎10-31-2016
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Re: Reduce the size of a exported OBJ file or STL file

OBJ file also have a texture as information, so removing a texture will reduce a file size. That will probably be a tiny difference. both formats OBJ and STL are having a vertex coordinates so you can´t reduce a size while not changing geometry. Only way to do that is reverse engineering to CAD format.


Here you can check reducing process with Meshmixer: https://i.materialise.com/blog/reduce-the-file-size-of-stl-and-obj-3d-models/

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