Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, the 88th largest island in the world and the fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, after Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus, and Corsica. Crete rests approximately 160 km (99 mi) south of the Greek mainland. It has an area of 8,336 km2 (3,219 sq mi) and a coastline of 1,046 km (650 mi). It bounds the southern border of the Aegean Sea, with the Sea of Crete (or North Cretan Sea) to the north and the Libyan Sea (or South Cretan Sea) to the south.
What can I use a 3D model in STL format for?
STL model of Crete 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 Crete?
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 Crete has a fairly large size and many polygons.
How do I change the parameters of the STL model of Crete?
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.