Instant Meshes Remesh

Instant Meshes Remesh, as you might guess is an addon to remesh your mesh. For example when you sculpt with Dynotopo, the topology is so ugly that you need to remesh it. This can be done by hand but it takes usually a lot of time. Sometimes you can get away with automatic remesh. Blender has a build in Mesh modifier, but Instant Meshes Remesh that uses the Instant Remesh software is more sophisticated.

The installation procedure can be a little bit tricky, but if you follow the steps below it’s a piece of cake. You need two downloads: the Instant Meshes Remesh addon and the Instant Meshes software. Instant Meshes Remesh is the mediator between Instant Meshes and Blender. So here the steps to install Instant Meshes Remesh:

How to install the install the Instant Meshes Remesh addon.

  • Download and install Instant Meshes from wjakob on github first.
  • You do this by pressing the green button and choose: Download Zip.
  • Extract the file on a location you prefer. That’s it.
  • Then download the Instant Meshes Remesh by Knekke.
  • And that is the tricky part. It depends a bit on the browser how the file is saved. For example if you do it in Edge, there is a change you see HTML code in the file. In that case it didn’t go well. Check the source (notepad or so) an it has to start with bl_info, not a html tag.
  • So once you have the B28_InstantMeshesRemesh.py, open Blender, go to Edit >Preferences > Install. And in the File Browser, look for the file you just downloaded. In the preferences of the addon, you set the path to the Instant Meshes executable. For example in my case: C:\Users\Flatron\Downloads\instant-meshes-windows\Instant Meshes.exe
  • It could be, after installing the addon, you need to restart Blender. In my case it was need.
  • As last, to use the addon, select a mesh, press F3 and type: instant Meshes. Then you will see the settings for Instant Meshes Remesh as in the screenshot here.
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4 thoughts on “Instant Meshes Remesh

  • June 6, 2019 at 6:33 pm
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    oh my gawwwwd !!!

    It’s been 15 years i dream of this !
    before i used the 2.49 !!!

    Definetely i get it !!!! and will pay for it when i get credz !!!!

    congratz and thanks a bunch !!!!

    happy blending !

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    • June 6, 2019 at 7:27 pm
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      Hi, the Instant Meshes Remesh is free, so you don’t have to pay for it. Though, it could be that the developer is happy with a donation. Later on I see your comment that it didn’t work. Do you have some details, probably I can help with that. If not, we can ask the developer. I had once an issue with the addon and he solved it.

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  • August 26, 2019 at 5:25 am
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    Hi!. Where is the Instant Meshes.exe? I don’t know where it was stored or where it should be.

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    • August 27, 2019 at 6:03 pm
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      Hi Giobanny,
      I replied before on my phone, but seems it didn’t post the message. I suppose Instant Meshes.exe is in your download folder because you don’t need to install it as far as I remember. (Portable software). You can download instant Meshes here: https://github.com/wjakob/instant-meshes. Safe the .zip file to a location you easily remember. Then unzip and in the addon, you point to the exe file.

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