CloudCompare is a 3D point cloud (and triangular mesh) editing and processing software.
Originally, it has been designed to perform direct comparison between dense 3D point clouds. It provides tools for comparision of point clouds as well as comparison between pointclouds and triangular meshes. Many other point cloud processing algorithms are also implemented (registration, resampling, color/normal vectors/scalar fields management, statistics computation, sensor management, interactive or automatic segmentation, etc.) as well as display enhancement tools (custom color ramps, color & normal vectors handling, calibrated pictures handling, OpenGL shaders, plugins, etc.)
The main purpose of CloudCompare in Taito is to serve as a tool for visualizing point cloud data.
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Cloud compare can be used after loading following modules:
module load geo-env boost cloudcompare
The cloudcompare module provides two binaries, CloudCompare and ccViewer. CloudCompare launches the full software where you can also perform point cloud processing. ccViewer is a light weight viewer that let's you take a look at your pointclouds. To open a file with ccViewer you have to provide the absolute path to file, relatives paths wont work:
Or use pwd command to supply start of the path:
See CloudCompare manual for further usage instructions of CloudCompare.