# Simplify Modifier¶

The *Simplify* modifier allows you to reduce the amount of points in the strokes.
The goal of this modifier is reduce points while maintaining the lines shape.

Apply the modifier can help to obtain a better performance (more FPS) while animating.

## Options¶

- Mode
Determines how to reduce points in the strokes.

- Fixed
Deletes alternated points in the strokes, except the start and end points.

- Iterations
Number of times to repeat the procedure.

- Adaptive
Uses the RDP algorithm (Ramer-Douglas-Peucker algorithm) for points deletion. The algorithm try to obtain a similar line shape with fewer points.

- Factor
Controls the amount of recursively simplifications applied by the algorithm.

- Sample
Recreates the stroke geometry with a predefined length between points.

- Length
The distance between points on the recreated stroke. Smaller values will require more points to recreate the stroke, while larger values will result in fewer points needed to recreate the curve.

- Merge
Simplifies the strokes by merging points that are closer than a specified distance to each other.

- Distance
Sets the distance threshold for merging points.

### Influence¶

See Influence Filters.