Comparison of mesh quality and number of polygons, exemplified by a model of the shell of Discus rotundatus. The model with 1 million faces (A) has a file size (3D-PDF) of 35 MB and shows more detail, but the reduced model with 75.000 faces (B) still well resembles the structure with a file size (3D-PDF) of only 3 MB.

  Part of: Ströbel B, Schmelzle S, Blüthgen N, Heethoff M (2018) An automated device for the digitization and 3D modelling of insects, combining extended-depth-of-field and all-side multi-view imaging. ZooKeys 759: 1-27.