Massive PLY file, what software?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by cr2sh, Jan 29, 2013.

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    cr2sh

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    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.
    Thanks.
     
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    phoenixsan

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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....

    :):apple:
     
  3. macrumors G4

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    Never mind. I see that you have tried MeshLab.
     
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    cr2sh

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    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. :confused:
     

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