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Mesh Optimization Plugin

Anonymous
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Hi,
Are there any plugins for ArchiCAD that provide mesh/polygon optimization?
(Similar to skimp inside SketchUp)
Thanks
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Hi,

Archicad is a BIM software not a modeling software
That means you have to use BIM object into your BIM project
These objects are made to have less polygons than a modeling project
If you search the heavy polygons object in your project you'll see that it does not deals with your building
I invite you to optimise your object with C4D or an other software and then replace your object with less polygon than before

Or Hide then 😉

I use C4D and "Polygon Reduction" to optimise my AC objects if they are too heavy
Christophe - FRANCE
Archicad Designer and Teacher
Archicad 15 to 26 FRA FULL

OS 11.6 Big Sur - MacBook Pro 2015 - 16Go RAM
"Quality is never an accident ; it's always the result of an intelligent effort" John Ruskin

Anonymous
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Hi Christophe,

Thanks for your comments.
I sometimes import other 3rd party objects into archicad, but can really bog down the file.
I was hoping to avoid purchasing an additional piece of software for optimization, but this maybe unavoidable.

In a BIM project you had to put only BIM object and not modeling with too much polygons object
There is great object here :
https://www.archiradar.it/it/oggetti/alberi-3d-archicad.html
Christophe - FRANCE
Archicad Designer and Teacher
Archicad 15 to 26 FRA FULL

OS 11.6 Big Sur - MacBook Pro 2015 - 16Go RAM
"Quality is never an accident ; it's always the result of an intelligent effort" John Ruskin

Anonymous
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Yes i have bought some of their tree volumes. They are great, but don't work very well with BIMx,
because of their transparency map.

About transparency I invite you to use BimX LAB which works even more better about it

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bimx-lab/id1305827964
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2lXEhsmNU4
Christophe - FRANCE
Archicad Designer and Teacher
Archicad 15 to 26 FRA FULL

OS 11.6 Big Sur - MacBook Pro 2015 - 16Go RAM
"Quality is never an accident ; it's always the result of an intelligent effort" John Ruskin

Barry Kelly
Moderator
Christophe wrote:
About transparency I invite you to use BimX LAB which works even more better about it

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bimx-lab/id1305827964
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2lXEhsmNU4
Don't forget that BIMx Lab is just a trial for features they hope to incorporate into the existing BIMx / BIMx Pro apps.

Barry.

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David Maudlin
Virtuoso
psimun wrote:
I sometimes import other 3rd party objects into archicad, but can really bog down the file.
I was hoping to avoid purchasing an additional piece of software for optimization, but this maybe unavoidable.
If you convert the 3rd party Objects to Morph, you can use the Modify Segments command to reduce the number of polygons.

David
David Maudlin / Architect

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David wrote:
you can use the Modify Segments command to reduce the number of polygons.
Can you explain how to do this please ?
Christophe - FRANCE
Archicad Designer and Teacher
Archicad 15 to 26 FRA FULL

OS 11.6 Big Sur - MacBook Pro 2015 - 16Go RAM
"Quality is never an accident ; it's always the result of an intelligent effort" John Ruskin

David Maudlin
Virtuoso
Christophe wrote:
David wrote:
you can use the Modify Segments command to reduce the number of polygons.
Can you explain how to do this please ?
Select the Morph, then select the Modify Segments command, in the dialog box select Fewer Segments. Check the result in the 3D Window, and use the PolyCount palette to keep track of the number of polygons. Repeat until the Morph is too rough for its purpose in 3D and use the Undo command to go back one step. The resulting Morph can be saved as an Object if desired.

David
David Maudlin / Architect

www.davidmaudlin.com

Digital Architecture

AC26 USA • iMac 27" 4.0GHz Quad-core i7 | 24 gb ram • MacBook Pro 2.8GHz | 16 gb ram • OSX10.15.7

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