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Importing *.xyz files to Sketchfab


(Petzk) #1

Im about to get some bathymetric seabed charts in XYZ format. I wolder if it is possible to import them to Sketchfab?


(Bart) #2

We don't support XYZ files, but it seems it's quite easy to convert them to STL using the free MeshLab software:

http://fabacademy.org/archives/2014/tutorials/pointcloudToSTL.html

Please let me know if that worked for you!

Bart


(Petzk) #3

Thanx, I will let you know how it worked after trying


#4

Looks like that converts it to a mesh. You could also maintain a point cloud, but use a different format (like PLY)


(Bart) #5

Hey @petzk, did it work?


(Petzk) #6

I did never have to try, The software I use was able to save as *.obj, and other nice formats.. but thanks a ton for the suggestions. I might try it later just out of curiosity. Will let you know then!


(Petzk) #7

oh, name of software is Cloud Compare btw


(Bart) #8

Hey that's great, you should introduce that to the Cultural Heritage group on the forum, I'm sure they'd love to give it a try:

http://forum.sketchfab.com/c/groups/cultural-heritage

Could you post it there?

Cheers!