May I know the best way to import a 3D models from Rhinos to Maxsurf Modeller without having thousands of control points ?Since I will have the Parents Ship design from Rhinos and try to optimize the hydrostatics characteristics of the parents ship, including parametric transformation and stuff.
This is best done in Rhino before importing it. I'm not a current Rhino user, but there is a function to refactor surfaces to have less control points. I don't recall what that function is called.
It is an option to bring in the control points and fit a new surface(s) to the control points, but that can be a daunting task.
We can also work with meshes (but not for parametric transform). So if you are only importing a model to then go and analyse hydrostatics, this can be a fast and efficient method.
If you discover what the Rhino command to use is, can you let me know?
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There is Rebuild Curve Tools in Rhinos, or other CADs software.But still when importing to Maxsurf, the control points are too many.I will figure it out myself, either re-modelling or stuff.
Thankyou for your answer.
I think there is an equivalent for Surfaces - I recall a dialog where you can specify the outcome number of control points in the UV directions.