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Easy Mesh Simplification

  

Although not as relevant today as it was back in the 90s, to maintain a good frame rate in 3D interactive programs it often necessary render objects using fewer polygons.  Here you will find a simple technique that is fairly fast, and generates reasonably good low-poly models.

Try the demo by running bunnylod.exe, or fetching bunnylod.zip which also includes the original source code.  Or get revised code from 2014 at: https://github.com/melax/sandbox 

For a nice intorduction and all the details about the algorithm see the full article as featured in Game Developer Magazine.