What can you do with a SINGLE CLICK? Turns out, a lot.
From cleaning the mesh, to UV mapping, generating a texture and baking - all you need is a single click.
What's the Problem?
Exported Voxel models have ugly geometry. Exported models from any Voxel Editing Software usually have really dense geometry. This is because the color data is stored as geometry in voxel models, meaning a flat surface with color patterns won't be a single face but a lot of faces (Illustrated). This is the reason such models can't be just decimated for cleaning, as it destroys the colors.
Cleaning is needed for the models to perform well.Whether the model is for a game or a mere website upload, the model size matters. The denser the model geometry the more processing power it demands and hence the more lag. Voxel model cleaning comes into play.
Cleaning is time-consuming and cumbersome.Often a boring procedure, it can sometimes take more time to Clean the model than to make it in the first place! Usually takes DAYS depending on the complexity of the model.
What's Vox Cleaner?
Vox Cleaner is my Blender add-on that optimizes Voxel model geometry, in a single click. Viola! A Cleaned model is ready within seconds! (Video demo below!)
What happens under the hood?Once you press the clean model button, a series of procedures are executed in order, which results in a cleaned model. These include -
- geometry decimation using Blender's decimate modifier
- Material and image generation
- UV mapping using Blender's Smart UV project
- And finally, texture baking using Blender's Cycles render engine.
Besides these, there are many more customization options available for those who want to squeeze out every vertice during the cleaning process!