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21 Sep 2021 06:49:41 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Asking for a tool to transform .txt(x,y,z) data to POV format  
From: Stephen
Date: 24 May 2016 05:37:49
Message: <574420ed$1@news.povray.org>
On 5/24/2016 10:07 AM, Mengshi wrote:
> Stephen <mca### [at] aolcom> wrote:
>> On 5/24/2016 9:02 AM, Mengshi wrote:
>>> Dear all,
>>>
>>> I want to use the POV-RAY with LIDAR dara. The format of Lidar data could be
>>> ascii file (txt,csv), or las/laz,all including X,Y,Z.
>>>    So do you have any recommend tools for transforming xyz data into .pov format??
>>>
>>>
>>
>> Is this a cloud of points or does it have some structure?
>>
>> What is the typical file size and number of points? If you have a small
>> example it would help.
>>
>>
>> --
>>
>> Regards
>>       Stephen
>
> It just a cloud of points, about 4162388 points.
>
> Like:
> data.csv
>
> X Y Z
> 35174.97656250 446497.71875000 -0.569999
> 35174.97656250 446497.71875000 8.0200046
> 35174.97656250 446497.71875000 6.2580003
> ........
>
>


Have a look at Meshlab http://meshlab.sourceforge.net/

That should allow you to turn your point cloud into a mesh. Then you can 
convert it to a povray include file with poseray.

You could also search for Point Clout and PovRay. It will return a few 
threads you could read.

-- 

Regards
     Stephen


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