How do I get the surface area of a mesh? Preferably no python involved.
- Enable the '3D Print Toolbox' addon.
- Open the '3D Printing' tab in 3D view > Tool shelf.
- Under statistics, press the Area button. (there's also option for volume and other checks for geometry).
The Addons shelf has been moved on the right of the screen. Press N in the 3D Viewport or click the arrow in the top right of the area to expand it.