Hi, I am trying to make a python script for Cinema4D to help me with my repetitive task. I have a lot of models to optimize the same way. Look at the leaf in the picture:
I want to optimize the leaf by reducing the number of vertices on the circumference. I was doing it manually for a while but I realized there is a way to automate the task.
What I have in mind is iterating each edge of the circumference and deselecting each point that has a high angle with it's neighbours. If the angles are low with neighbours, the point would stay selected so I can delete it, thus reducing vertices that are not needed to keep the general shape and uvs of the leaf.
So the script should work with a preselected loop, doing dot product on each neighbouring edges and compare them to a treshold value, then deselect them accordingly.
The result should look something like this:
I know the results won't be always perfect with an automated solution, but efficiency is more important than looks here.
I've been trying to make this script for a while with no sucess. Python has not been good to me..
The most I've managed is a script that discards every second selected vertex randomly..
Could someone make this script for me? I'd be willing to pay some money for this.