Subdivide

Is there a button that will do the opposite of subdivide? … instead of create multiple faces, combine them into one?

There is the “decimate modifier” but it often make quite a mess of your subtle meshes…
Appart from that, i dont know… Maybe there is some script around for that ?

you also have the mesh python script Poly Reducer that works fine, trying hard to be “smart” by retaining initial shapes, UV coordinates, and such… it tends to turn quads intro tris, though, but the Decimate modifier is worse :wink:

you also have the mesh python script Poly Reducer that works fine, trying hard to be “smart” by retaining initial shapes, UV coordinates, and such… it tends to turn quads intro tris, though, but the Decimate modifier is worse :wink:

i’ve never ran a script before, can you explain how to do it?

Open a Scripts Window from the icon at left of a window header. Goto Script >> Mesh and click PolyReducer. Hover your mouse over each field to get tooltips. When you’re done setting click “OK” and the script will run. For other scripts goto Help (at top header bar), Script Help Browser and select any script from any of the menus to see basic instructions.

For your problem you could also use Alt-RMB (RightMouseButton) to select an Edgeloop and X >> Delete Edgeloop. Repeat until done.

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