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woodman5k
04-11-2010, 09:41 PM
Hello,

I have imported a grid of vertex points into blender. I want to fill them to create a surface. Blender's fill function doesn't work unless there are edges between the vertices. There is a script that Paulo_gomes at blenderartists found for me (http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Ex.../Vert2Face_0.3) but it freezes with a large number of vertices. Does anyone have any ideas on how I could fill a grid of vertices to produce a surface to render? I am linking an example.blend file for anyone who can help. Please if you have any thoughts let me know.

http://web.pdx.edu/~wlf/example.blend

Thanks!

brkn
04-12-2010, 07:35 AM
Maybe give meshlab a try? http://meshlab.sourceforge.net/

Yecire
04-15-2010, 06:05 PM
Not sure how relevant this thread is to your specific situation, but maybe it will help:
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?threadid=870636

woodman5k
04-15-2010, 06:27 PM
Thanks guys,

Brkn, I will give meshLab a try. Looks like it could be just what I need. Thanks for sending me the link!

Yecire, I have actually been posting to that topic as I feel that it is relevant. Thanks for the heads up though.

As a side note, I figured out how to create a mesh in blender from equidistant gridded point data. I used excel to sort by y and then by x to make an edge (face) between any y or x value next to one another. Then I could use shift + F in blender to fill with triangles. It works and really well for the gridded data. Meshlab looks really promising for non-gridded irregular point data though.

Thanks Again!!

Yecire
04-15-2010, 07:14 PM
Ah yes, didn't even catch that you were active in that thread.

Glad it's coming along, and hope it all gets worked out.

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