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Model Retopology: The Basics

Updated: Feb 21

Retopology is the process of converting high-resolution 3D models into 3D models that are much more manageable for use in creating animations or AR assets. Basically, a simplified mesh is created from the original complex mesh that was captured. Check out the examples below:

Low resolution scan on left. Model with retopology preformed on right.

Another simple example of retopology.

3D scans typically contain a lot of polygons(millions), especially high resolution scans. If a client needs to have a 3D scan optimized for animation, it is best to perform re topology. This allows for animations to be created faster, as complex meshes are much more difficult to animate. Let us help you complete your project by providing full retopology services tailored to your needs.