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Old Jan 29, 2013, 08:24 PM   #1
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Massive PLY file, what software?

This may not be the correct forum, but I have a question about 3D point cloud files and not sure where to ask it.

I have a massive (6GB) PLY file and I can't find an editor to view it. I tried meshlab but the program promptly crashes.. I don't even get to view the contents.

Does anyone know of a Mac viewer that will enable me to view the data? Anyone know of a decimating software that will reduce the total point count?

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 10:05 PM   #2
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Not sure....

if this can work with your particular file, but I had heard good things about CloudCompare:

http://www.danielgm.net/cc/

Maybe the link is worth a look. I have the understanding this software can read PLY files and exists an executable for OS X.....


Hope that helps....

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Old Jan 30, 2013, 12:03 PM   #3
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Never mind. I see that you have tried MeshLab.
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CloudCompare:
I really want to try this, but there are no binaries available. Users have to compile their own version and this is a little over my head.
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