[Bf-committers] Patch for adding Remove Doubles functionality to Decimate modifier

Gaia gaia.clary at machinimatrix.org
Mon Jan 14 13:17:20 CET 2013

Maybe it is possible to provide a separate "remove doubles" Modifier ?
This could help everywhere where we want doubles get removed in a 
non-destructive way.

For example such a Modifier might also help to remove duplicates created 
by the Solidify Modifier...


On 14.01.2013 12:57, Carsten Wartmann wrote:
> Am 14.01.2013 12:02, schrieb Campbell Barton:
>> On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 9:19 PM, Carsten Wartmann<cw at blenderbuch.de>  wrote:
> ...
>> Why would you want this? - The example given with the patch shows
> Mostly for imported CAD modells, and thats (I guess) the use case Kai
> had in mind.
> Often you need to adapt the params of remove doubles for these modells
> quite a bit, and a non-destructive way would be great then. These
> CAD-modells tend to have smooth and sharp parts splitted causing massive
> doubles. However, removing too much or finding problems later in your
> project will lead to much work. Also the Edge Split not always works
> well in the end with these CAD files, so sometimes you want to revert a
> remove doubles later (reimporting will cause too much work, like
> splittging, materials, animation etc.).
> So thats for my cases, I would like to have such modifier. And I dont
> find it so deplaced in the decimator?
> Best Regards,
> Carsten

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