A quick and scalable LOD generation workflow can be built using only the Automatic Quality mode. This can be done by creating multiple
Optimize mesh operations distinguished by the chosen level of quality.
This example shows the workflow created in InstaLOD Studio however Automatic Quality is also available in InstaLOD Pipeline and our Integrated Plugins.
Start by creating a new profile and choosing
Optimize as the default mesh operation.
Navigate to the
Mesh Operation Settings tab and set the
Percent Triangles to "100%" meaning that no optimization will take place.
You can rename the mesh operation to "LOD0" in the
Mesh Operations panel by double-clicking on the name.
Next add an entry in the
Mesh Operations panel and name it "LOD1".
Optimize Settings for the Optimizer, change the
Automatic Quality dropdown from
Continue to make new mesh operations for "LOD2", and "LOD3" setting their levels of quality to
Low respectively. You can set all of these levels of quality per-mesh operation according to your particular scenario.
InstaLOD is flexible in that different mesh operations can be run in one profile. For example: LOD1 can be generated with the Polygon Optimizer, LOD2 with the Remesher, and LOD3 - an Imposter.
Once all LODs and settings have been set, press
Start to run all mesh operations.
Each LOD will be loaded up into tabs across the top of the viewport. To preview each result, hover your mouse over each tab.
Each LOD can be exported from File > Export Scene. Additionally, the profile can be saved from File > Save Profile. This profile can be reused to process any future mesh or sets of meshes via InstaLOD Studio, InstaLOD Pipeline and our integrations.