A free and open-source application that enables you to freely process and edit unstructured 3D triangular meshes from within a user-friendly interface
MeshLab is a straightforward mesh processing system specially made for user-assisted editing, filtering, cleaning and rendering of large unstructured 3D triangular meshes.
Powerful and user-friendly 3D editor and processor that can help you edit 3D meshes
You can rely on MeshLab to process various unstructured models resulted from 3D scans. During your work, you will be assisted by a series of editing tools that can help you edit, inspect, heal, clean, render and convert various meshes types.
It is worth mentioning that MeshLab’s architecture and the core mesh processing engine are mainly based on the VCG library developed at the Visual Computing Lab of ISTI – CNR.
A discreet interface that allows you to focus on your mesh and quickly access the needed tools
MeshLab comes with a simple and clean interface that enables you to focus on your work and avoid other distractions. The top toolbar provides you instant access to the required tools, but you can access additional tools using the status bar menus.
Thanks to the Painting interface you can easily select, smoothen and color your meshes while the interactive selection tool helps you make a precise selection and delete unwanted portions of the mesh.
A wide variety of remeshing and cleaning filters that can ease your work
MeshLab comes with numerous mesh cleaning filters that you can use to remove small isolated components, duplicated, unreferenced vertices and null faces. On top of that, you can erase non-manifold faces and automatically fill all existing holes.
The remeshing filters are just as important since they can help you reconstruct the surface between points, fill holes, subdivide surfaces while preserving the smoothing and fairing filters. Between the colorization and inspection filters, you can find the Gaussian and mean curvature, border edges, geodesic distance, two-manifold edges and vertices, ambient occlusions, color painting, selection painting and more.
Import and export data from various file formats
With the help of the measurement tool, you can easily take linear measurements between points, while the slicing tool allows you to export the planar section of a mesh in the SVG format. Speaking of export, MeshLab comes with powerful import and export features.
Consequently, you can import projects and files in a wide variety of formats ranging from PLY, OFF, STL, 3DS, OBJ, COLLADA, V3D, PTX, DXF, PTS, XYZ, U3D, TRI, ASC, ALN, VRML, and others.
We at AppsForMyPC have tested and used MeshLab for Mac and it worked pretty smoothly 🙂 🙂