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Model with meshes and point clouds

(Gilles 3 Dr) #1

Hi there,
I was wondering if it was possible to upload a mesh and a point cloud...
If it is, what is the workflow? Or which format should I use? Ply?



Yes, this should be possible. PLY is probably the best bet. It should also be possible with OBJ, FBX, and Blender files.

What software are you using? Worst case, you might need to combine the mesh and cloud in MeshLab or similar.

(Gilles 3 Dr) #3

Hi James, I am using 3dreshaper.
So, your advice is to upload one single ply file which would contain vertices but only part of them are used for the triangulation?
The vertices not used for triangulation will be displayed as a point cloud?
Am I understanding correctly?


To be honest I'm not super familiar with writing to the PLY format, but we do support points and meshes from PLY.

(Mrchlblng) #5

In case some clarification is needed, we do not perform any triangulation in our processing. We try to display your uploaded data with as much fidelity as possible without modifying it.
So if you upload a point cloud, it will be rendered as a point cloud in the sketchfab viewer.