fine registration in rocky terrain

Please feel free to ask other members for help with certain projects
Post Reply
I have made <0 posts
I have made <0 posts
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:29 am
Full Name: George Pantos
Company Details: Freelance
Company Position Title: Freelance
Country: UK
Linkedin Profile: No

fine registration in rocky terrain

Post by hstmp » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:13 am

I've found myself a solution for aligning scans in very rocky terrain/caves and I want to check that I'm not wasting my time.

Software: CloudCompare

Problem: very rocky terrain and angular surfaces so a lot of occlusion so very limited overlap for auto registration.
Manual registration is a bore and not quite tight enough.
Adding targets isn't always an option either.

I'm starting with the CloudCompare recommendations for using the ICP, and manually chopping out the core overlap areas, but cos it's soo varied it's still ... m_lucky.29

not brilliant.
So then...

I'm doing a cloud to cloud comparison and clipping the SF and using the weight in the ICP to favour those bits of the 'data' cloud in the alignment.

Is this sensible? or a waste of time?

I could take more scans for more overlap, but I really don't want the data burden if I can avoid it.

Many thanks.

User avatar
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 1697
Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:22 pm
Full Name: Steven Ramsey
Company Details: 4DMax
Company Position Title: Technical Specialist Scanning
Country: UK
Skype Name: steven.ramsey
Linkedin Profile: Yes
Location: London
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 1 time

Re: fine registration in rocky terrain

Post by stevenramsey » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:46 am

Which scanner are you using.
Steven Ramsey

Home [email protected]
Work [email protected]
Mobile +44 7766 310 915

User avatar
V.I.P Member
V.I.P Member
Posts: 369
Joined: Tue May 01, 2012 5:19 pm
Full Name: Lieven Beuckx
Company Details: Studiebureau Beuckx
Company Position Title: Owner
Country: Belgium
Linkedin Profile: Yes
Has thanked: 11 times
Been thanked: 12 times

Re: fine registration in rocky terrain

Post by landmeterbeuckx » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:13 am

You can do this with a riegl
Surveying services - 3D Laserscanning
Tel : +3211661621
[email protected]

I have made 30-40 posts
I have made 30-40 posts
Posts: 31
Joined: Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:26 am
Full Name: David Gray
Company Details: Correvate Limited
Company Position Title: Head of Marketing
Country: United Kingdom
Skype Name: David Gray
Linkedin Profile: Yes

Re: fine registration in rocky terrain

Post by davegrrr » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:43 am

Hey George - I'd love to know how you get on with Vercator - you can register your scans automatically.

Here's a link to a free trial, or we can offer an unlimited version if you prefer - we just need your computers MAC address:

Shout if you need any help :-)

David Gray, Head of Marketing
Vercator software - fast, automatic point cloud registration •
Made by Correvate Ltd

Post Reply

Return to “Request Help With Projects”