New Mexico is a state in the Southwestern United States. It is one of the Mountain States of the southern Rocky Mountains, sharing the Four Corners region of the western U.S. with Utah, Colorado, and Arizona, and bordering Texas to the east and southeast, Oklahoma to the northeast, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua and Sonora to the south.
Despite its popular depiction as mostly arid desert, New Mexico has one of the most diverse landscapes of any U.S. state, ranging from wide, auburn-colored deserts and verdant grasslands, to broken mesas and high, snow-capped peaks.
Over four–fifths of New Mexico is higher than 4,000 feet (1,250 meters) above sea level. The average elevation ranges from up to 8,000 feet (2,500 metes) above sea level in the northwest, to less than 4,000 feet in the southeast. The highest point is Wheeler Peak at over 13,160 feet (4,011 meters) in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, while the lowest is the Red Bluff Reservoir at around 2,840 feet (866 meters), in the southeastern corner of the state.
What can I use a 3D model in STL format for?
STL model state of New Mexico 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 state of New Mexico?
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 state of New Mexico has a fairly large size and many polygons.
How do I change the parameters of the STL model state of New Mexico?
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.