Maya file doesn´t have smooth on Preform 1.9.0

Hi everyone,

When I export a 3D model from maya to Preform 1.9.0. The model doesn´t have smooth.

I export the file in .OBJ

Can someone help me?


No 3d printing software (that I know of) will smooth the surfaces as toolpath generation is very dependant on polygons. If you want a smoother surface you should increase mesh density.

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Just to add to Tikey’s comment, your sphere looks smooth in maya because the software blends polygons together to create a nice smooth surface - if you set your display in maya to faceted you will get a truer representation of how your printed file will look. But definitely up the mesh density. ZBrush is great for creating objects for smooth prints with minimal polygons - using the decimation tool.


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