I am trying to make a sphere for CFD simulation, the sphere looks well in notebook of Mathematica, Like this: enter image description here

but when I export it as stl file and open the file again it looks so rough, like this: enter image description here

so, How can I increase polygon count or improve the quality of stl file in Mathematica? Thanks for your help.


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Try this:

s = BoundaryDiscretizeRegion[Ball[], MaxCellMeasure -> {"Length" -> 0.05}]

discretized sphere

MeshCellCount[s, 2] (* count the number of triangles used *)

Export["sphere.stl", s];
  • $\begingroup$ It does work! but when i have a complex 3D object , such as the combination of two cylinders, it is difficult to express the region. $\endgroup$ Sep 7, 2017 at 13:03
  • $\begingroup$ That should be a separate question, I would say. $\endgroup$ Sep 7, 2017 at 15:22

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