I am trying to edit my mesh in edit mode, but because of its polygons numbers, I can barely move the screen. I was sculpting the mesh and applied my multi resolution modifier at level 4... after I figured out my mistake at puting it at 4, I couldn't get the modifier back... is there any way to join meshes?

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There are two main ways that I know of:

  1. Using the Decimate modifier. It combines near faces that are similar. Un-subdivide works for me, but you could also use collapse or planar depending on your situations. On Unsubdivide, more iteration means less faces.

Decimate Modifier

  1. You could also do a manual re-topology. That's where you go through and manually combine faces. I'm not a master at this, so I can't tell you much, but I'm sure there are some great tutorials online about it.
  • $\begingroup$ I did but the face number still does not change $\endgroup$
    – user34513
    Commented Apr 22, 2017 at 16:11
  • $\begingroup$ @BlenderWonder second point will be probably the best method. Most of the time automated ways will not give you desired result. $\endgroup$
    – cgslav
    Commented Apr 23, 2017 at 7:11
  • $\begingroup$ Also, at least for me I have to apply the modifier before I can see a change in edit mode. $\endgroup$
    – Linguini
    Commented Apr 27, 2017 at 22:39

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