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Mesh Appears Wrinkled

Last Updated: May 28, 2018 03:31PM EDT
After completing a scan and attempting to mesh the point cloud, the vertical strands of points that comprise all point clouds could be visible on the mesh. Or, after meshing, the object might appear wrinkled.
 
This can happen when the detail level is set too high relative to the quality of scan that was captured. In other words, a low quality scan typically doesn’t result in a great mesh, regardless of how high the detail level is set. As a consequence, it may be better to set the detail level lower to yield a mesh with less ripples.
 
Wrinkled Mesh
Detail level: 9

 
Note the orange peel-like surface.
 
Smooth Mesh
Detail level: 7

 
While lacking crisp edges, this mesh is smoother.


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