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New plugin for 3D height measurement in cloud-compare


Users of the 3D point cloud and mesh processing software CloudCompare can now enjoy a new 3D measurement tool for determining the height of points in virtual models.

Philip Klaus, employee of the research group High-Performance Vision Systems at the Center for Vision, Automation & Control, has developed a plugin for the open source software CloudCompare. It allows users to measure the distance of an object from a plane. This feature has been missing until now. "We work a lot with CloudCompare to visualize, measure, cut and evaluate the quality of our 3D reconstructions we get through our Inline Computational Imaging System. But unfortunately, it was not possible to determine the hight of a point to a plane. Since we support the open source idea, we are happy to be able to give something back to the developer community," says Philip Klaus.

The plugin is available in the GitHub repository, and will be published in the next release of CloudCompare.


About Inline Computational Imaging

AIT Inline Computational Imaging (ICI) is a novel single sensor technology for simultaneous 2D and 3D inline inspection even for challenging inspection tasks.

For more information see: https://www.ait.ac.at/en/research-topics/high-performance-vision/inline-computational-imaging/


About CloudCompare

CloudCompare is a 3D point cloud (and triangular mesh) processing software.

For more information see: http://cloudcompare.org


About GitHub

GitHub is a development platform where you can host and review code, manage projects, and build software alongside the developer community

For more information see: https://github.com/cloudcompare/cloudcompare



About Philip Klaus

He is a member of the High-Performance Vision Systems research group at the Center for Vision, Automation & Control. Currently he is studying "Software Engineering & Internet Computing" at the Vienna University of Technology and supports the research field Inline Computational Imaging.

Contact:  Philip Klaus