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3D Printing with RepRap Cookbook by Richard Salinas

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Using MeshLab for cleaning meshes

MeshLab has a collection of filters that can aid in the repair of a model. In this recipe, we'll attempt a repair using the capsule model.

Getting ready

You'll need the original capsule .obj file that hasn't been repaired. You'll also need MeshLab open and ready.

How to do it...

We will proceed as follows:

  1. Load the capsule file and take a look around it. There appears to be only three faces missing. These areas are shown in the following image:
    How to do it...
  2. Before we begin making repairs, let's open the Layer Dialog box by selecting Show Layer Dialog in the menu. This will give us a record of our repairs.
  3. Now, let's get started by ...

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