Best Point Cloud to 3D Mesh Tool?

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Best Point Cloud to 3D Mesh Tool?

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We are currently using Elysium, CloudCompare and MeshLab but my boss is looking for something which is a bit more automated as my department is spending a lot of time editing. He suggested I look at Pointfuse......has anyone tried them or suggest other alternatives? Thanks!
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All depends on your current process and input formats, do you use just points clouds or do you add imagery (scanner based or external).
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Thanks for your reply, we are mostly scanning buildings and landscapes in order to make a 3D map of a city but editing out obstacles like people and cars is proving to be very time consuming so we are considering other vendors.
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Investigate a photogrammetry workflow .. people are generally moving so won't show up .. likewise cars.

Parked cars etc - apply an image mask using AI work flows to the source imagery (for cars and even people) - they won't be in mesh reconstruction either.

Probably depends on your desired precision, accuracy, completeness, budget etc (eg under trees if flying be helicopter?)

For a bit of an idea - check out Aerometrex on youtube - can't tell you specifics (don't know - only guessing) but they do manually cleaning and definitely have image masking technology in their workflow.

ContextCapture can do image masking - so too Reality Capture.
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Thank you so much!
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Hi,

Not sure if you guys hoped for a new solution. I Just wanted to put out the Prevu3D solution.

They are a Montreal-based software company with a great solution.

They are leveraging the benefits of 3D scanning technologies by delivering an intuitive yet powerful solution that helps engineers, stakeholders, and project managers improve their practices and collaboration in multiple industry verticals.

Here is the website link: https://www.prevu3d.com/software/

Let me know your feedback! :idea:
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Frank Lavery wrote: Thu Sep 02, 2021 3:24 pm Hi,

Not sure if you guys hoped for a new solution. I Just wanted to put out the Prevu3D solution.

They are a Montreal-based software company with a great solution.

They are leveraging the benefits of 3D scanning technologies by delivering an intuitive yet powerful solution that helps engineers, stakeholders, and project managers improve their practices and collaboration in multiple industry verticals.

Here is the website link: https://www.prevu3d.com/software/

Let me know your feedback! :idea:
Hi Frank,

Some awesome looking videos there. Not seeing anything on the site as to how to get a copy of the software, pricing, or whether it is workstation or cloud based. Maybe you could tell us a bit more?

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Post by kevin.grover »

Hi Shane,

Thanks for checking out the Prevu3D videos, and happy to add some more info.

But in short, we are cloud based for our mesh processing but do have a more controlled local version for sensitive data if needed, but then the data is consumed in our desktop or web (beta) application. We not only can process and visualize huge mesh datasets, but offer high quality texture mapping from scan imagery. Any scan data can be processed, but structured with imagery is preferred, or we can now also mesh NavVis VLX data with some impressive results.

Check out the quality we are getting from a typical terrestrial scanner, 100% automated. Feel free to check it out and try some demos when you sign up. https://cloud.prevu3d.com/signup

Also, we just got our own software page setup on the forum, so will be posting more info in the coming weeks!
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