CloudCompare is a 3D point cloud (and triangular mesh) processing software. It was originally designed to perform comparison between two 3D points clouds (such as the ones obtained with a laser scanner) or between a point cloud and a triangular mesh. It relies on an octree structure that is highly optimized for this particular use-case. It was also meant to deal with huge point clouds (typically more than 10 millions points, and up to 120 millions with 2 Gb of memory).
More on CloudCompare here
Supported OS: Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X
Refer to the BUILD.md file for up-to-date information.
Basically, you have to:
- clone this repository
- install mandatory dependencies (OpenGL, etc.) and optional ones if you really need them (mainly to support particular file formats, or for some plugins)
- launch CMake (from the trunk root)
Contributing to CloudCompare
If you want to help us improve CloudCompare or create a new plugin you can start by reading this guide
Supporting the project
If you want to help us in another way, you can make donations via pledgie