The Antarctic is a polar region around Earth’s South Pole, opposite the Arctic region around the North Pole. The Antarctic comprises the continent of Antarctica, the Kerguelen Plateau and other island territories located on the Antarctic Plate or south of the Antarctic Convergence. The Antarctic region includes the ice shelves, waters, and all the island territories in the Southern Ocean situated south of the Antarctic Convergence, a zone approximately 32 to 48 km (20 to 30 mi) wide varying in latitude seasonally.
What can I use a 3D model in STL format for?
STL model of Antarctica can be used for various purposes:
- Making physical models from plastic or photopolymer using 3D printers
- Making models of wood or metal using CNC machines
- Making a high-resolution relief using 3D laser markers
- Making of “master forms” for duplication of products using foam polystyrene or concrete
- Creating computer graphics
- Creation of low-polygonal models for computer games
What is the resolution of the 3D model of Antarctica?
With the development of technology, it is becoming possible to produce more and more precise relief models.
For example, there are 3D printers that can print models with a layer height of 0.16 mm, 0.1 mm, 0.05 mm, or even less. These devices require high-quality models. But a higher-quality 3D model contains more polygons and has a larger file size. One of the challenges is to find a compromise between the file size of the STL model, which would be convenient to work with, and the desired quality of the finished product.
The 3D model of Antarctica has a fairly large size and many polygons.
How do I change the parameters of the STL model of Antarctica?
You can easily resize the model in any program that allows you to import STL files.
In addition to changing the scale in width, length, and height, you can add a higher base. You can also use anti-aliasing tools, add bulk text, reduce the number of polygons, etc.