Convert Photography to Mesh using Gmsh

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January 16, 2024


Gmsh and Python

Gmsh, known for its flexibility and ability to address complex meshing problems, stands as an essential platform for 3D mesh generation. Its open source nature and robust functionality make it suitable for both modeling enthusiasts and seasoned professionals.

In this context, Gmsh deploys its potential by allowing the conversion of photographs into meshes. This process involves identifying key points in the image, followed by extrusion to generate a three-dimensional mesh that closely replicates the original geometry.

The ability to transform photographs into three-dimensional meshes with Gmsh not only represents a technical feat, but also the opening of an infinite horizon of creative applications. Join us on this journey where photography meets engineering to unleash the potential of your images in ways never before imagined. Discover, experience and redefine your limits with Gmsh!

In this tutorial you will learn how to convert a photograph into a mesh, Happy meshing



OpenFOAM is the free, open source CFD software developed primarily by OpenCFD Ltd since 2004. It has a large user base across most areas of engineering and science, from both commercial and academic organisations.

We share the same tutorial using ANSYS Fluent.

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