This is a tool that will help to reduce number of vertices used in a 3D model so that animation with these objects is easier to implement.
VizUp Streamline Ultimate is designed for optimization of complex 3D models (CAD/CAM/CAE systems and others) for real-time visualization. It tries a balance between reduced numbers of vertices with retaining a realistic look of the objects. It does several reductions (varying percentages) at a time so that the designer can decide which one is to be used for this trade off between realistic look and feel and the ease of manipulation. This trade-off arises from the fact that the larger number of polygons used for rendering a model goes up as better and better looking models are created. Animation requires the object to be moved by a small increment and rendering a new view in the desired orientation. Thus this is a heavy computing load. The trade off for gaming systems is that animations should look smooth; whereas CAD models need to look as realistic as possible.
This tool helps you arrive at this trade off of 3D reduction and optimization vs. speed of rendering and provides enhanced control over a 3D model`s visual quality. The product allows you to achieve the finest quality in optimization and polygon reduction, which can be compared to manual work of a designer. The tool supports Wavefront .OBJ, VRML 2.0/97 and StereoLitho (.STL) file formats. It, thus, makes it possible for manufacturing companies to bring complete product ranges on the Internet without the need to model them again. You would be able to use the existing CAD-data for 3D product presentations or for virtual training scenarios. The tool is not for complete amateurs but is intuitive enough for the intended audience.