Check out new mesh conversion tool ArtMesh
Need to convert a model to all quads? Check out interesting work-in-progress tool ArtMesh.
The software, which imports and exports in OBJ format, automatically converts all-triangle meshes fed into it into “quad-dominant surface meshes”, and can also retopologise existing all-quad meshes.
Limited control, but a good starting point for other work
ArtMesh is a command-line application, so it isn’t the most artist-friendly of workflows, but you do get some control over the output via a set of optional parameters, explained in the software manual.
The resulting mesh will probably need some refinement before use, but as a way to shortcut tedious manual work, it looks well worth a try, and the developers are asking for feedback if you want to suggest new features.
ArtMesh is available as a free trial from Topologica.org. The current version is valid until 20 July. The software is Windows-only, and comes in 32- and 64-bit editions.