Points Import

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Points Import.svg Points Import

Menu location
Points → Import points...
Workbenches
Points
Default shortcut
None
Introduced in version
-
See also
Import Export

Description

The Points Import command imports a point cloud from a file.

Usage

  1. There are several ways to invoke the command:
    • Press the Points Import.svg Points Import button.
    • Select the Points → Points Import.svg Import Points... option from the menu.
  2. Select a point cloud file.
  3. Press the Open button.


Properties

See Points Convert.

Point cloud file format

  • A point cloud file must have the .asc, .pcd or .ply extension.
  • Each line in the file must list the X, Y and Z coordinates of a point.
  • The coordinates must be separated by spaces.
  • The coordinates must use a decimal point, not a decimal comma.

Sample point cloud file

0 0 0
1.4562 -7.2354 12.2367
5.9423 3.1728 -17.6439

For testing you can use this file, which is a low polygon version of the Stanford Bunny.


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