I am currently using the Surface Flatten feature to 'unwrap' various cylindrical surfaces.
SW controls the number of elements used to execute the cylindrical -> planar transformation during the operation via the "accuracy slider". Higher accuracy = more elements added to the surface.
Unfortunately, the surface models I am working with are sufficiently large with tight features such that I lose the desired accuracy as the model (surface) size increases. (note that for some models, reducing to a generic 'repeating unit' is not possible due to its uniqueness).
So, I would like to know if is possible to increase the accuracy of the surface flatten procedure beyond what is possible with the accuracy slider? (i.e. somehow modify the SW defaults).
A few screen-grabs below.
Looking forward to your feedback.
Image 1: Small model w/ Highest Accuracy (Result: good resolution)
Image 2: Small model w/ Highest Accuracy - Closeup view of automated mesh
Image 3: Large model w/ Highest Accuracy (Result: lost accuracy)
Image 4: Large model w/ Highest Accuracy - Closeup. Note overly triangulated inner radius.