Low poly (short for Low Polygon) is a term used for polygonal mesh models that have a reduced number of polygons (also referred to as facets, triangles, or faces) compared to other models. For example, here is a mesh model of a sphere, composed entirely of triangles.

This sphere is composed of 12,600 triangles.

File size: 640 kb

This sphere is composed of 86 triangles.

File size: 11 kb

As you can see, the difference in the number of triangles used makes a big difference in the appearance as well as the file size of a part. 

Using the 3D Low Poly Generator website, you can reduce the number of polygons on a 3D model and make your own low poly masterpiece, no 3D modeling experience required!

This guide was first published on Aug 02, 2022. It was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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