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[HELP] How to turn 3D model into low poly wire frame?

By tom on 30 Dec 17:53 3 answers 0 comments

Hi there,
I am always amazed by low poly wireframe sculptures. Been trying to find ways to create my own. With my limited knowledge in Solidworks I needed some help. Best would be if someone could suggest a program where I could feed any standard 3D files (.STL, .SLDPRT or .step or so on) and select the resolution of the low poly, than just click generate.

Planning to use a 3D printer to print these sculptures up : )

Thanks for your help.

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  • tom
    tom almost 2 years ago

    The guide FredSWUG provided is a good starting point. However it is still not entirely all that easy especially when it comes to a complex shape (like an animal head).

    On my way to acquire a copy of the Solidthinking to try it out...

    Just came across this other tutorial from Quora.


  • Ryan Datson
    Ryan Datson over 1 year ago

    Hi Tom,
    Have you had any further luck in finding a program? I am also very interested in making some 3D low poly animals from welded stainless. I am trying to find a way to take a 3d surface or solid model, and dial in perhaps a fixed number of surfaces to create this from, and then output the flat pattern as a DXF. I have found some programs such as Autodesk 123Make to be along the lines of what I am after, but having trouble finding a lot of compatable models of places like grabCad. I would be very interested to know if there are other programs which have a larger range of file types etc.

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