Optimize 3D models: Atangeo Balancer for Mac Beta

Nibbie
Posts: 4
Joined: 2010.10
Post: #1
Atangeo Balancer, a popular tool to optimize and simplify 3D models,
is now available for Mac OS X as a Beta release.
Its exceptional performance and a novel user interface allow finding
perfect balance between visual appearance and the number of polygons,
quickly and easily. Balancer utilizes a high quality polygon reduction
(aka mesh simplification or decimation) to preserve the visual
appearance of your model. The model features, normals, texture
coordinates, layer boundaries are all honored by Balancer.
Balancer also features fast and effective triangle reordering to
speed up rendering by optimal utilization of GPU vertex cache.

Check it out, all your feedback is highly appreciated.
Hope you will find Balancer useful.

Atangeo Balancer technology is also available as an SDK,
which is 32bit and 64bit binary libraries for both Windows and Mac OS X.

Link: http://www.atangeo.com/
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Nibbie
Posts: 4
Joined: 2010.10
Post: #2
The currently available version of Balancer (1.1.3.252) has the following problem:

Problem:
On some systems the resulting files that Balancer saves,
can't be loaded or read by Balancer or other applications.
The permissions of the resulting files are set incorrectly.

Workaround:
To solve the problem you need to open 'Get Info' on the resulting file
in Finder and add read-write permissions to yourself by pressing '+'
in the Sharing & Permissions section or change permissions of everyone
to read-write. Another solution is to open Terminal, go to your folder
and enter:
chmod u+rw yourfile_Reduced.obj.

It will be fixed as soon as possible.
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Sage
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Joined: 2002.10
Post: #3
This is a handy tool, good to see it going Mac-native.
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Nibbie
Posts: 4
Joined: 2010.10
Post: #4
Quote:The currently available version of Balancer (1.1.3.252) has the following problem:

The problem is fixed in the currently available version. Smile
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Nibbie
Posts: 4
Joined: 2010.10
Post: #5
Balancer 1.2 is available!
Now you can control face densities for selective reduction rate of
different groups/meshes/sub-meshes. For example, you can set
density of 5 to the head group of your model, to increase the density
of the head vertices roughly 5 times.
See this user guide page here: http://www.atangeo.com/guide/density

Enjoy
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