Exporting Colored Point Cloud from Capture Reality and MeshLab


(Miguelbandera) #1

I´m trying to upload a point cloud using capture reality and meshlab as is explained in the @nebulousflynn sketchfab blog post https://blog.sketchfab.com/tutorial-upload-point-cloud-reality-capture-sketchfab/ but in some point i am missing color information.

The mesh is colored and textured, exported as xyz, renamed to txt and imported in meshlab as xyz rgb and space separator... but color is not there.
What i´m missing here? Thanks!

(Nebulousflynn) #2

hi Miguel - It looks like you have done everything correctly.

Have you tried exporting as PLY from meshlab and uploading to Sketchfab? It could be that is simply not rendering in Meshlab but the colour data is in fact there.

Another test to try would be to simplify the model in RC (save as a copy) and try with that file (just an idea).

Let me know if that works - the scan looks great!

(Miguelbandera) #3

Thanks! I uploaded another before but the color information is not there...https://sketchfab.com/models/e8f7e627587447198734b0a587c88efb

(Miguelbandera) #4

Oks! Found it! It was because i was exporting vertex normals also. Export Vertex normal=false and solved :-))))


(Nebulousflynn) #5

glad you figured it out!

don't forget to add the PlantPointsChallenge tag if you want to enter :slight_smile: