Posted Tue, 05 Oct 2021 19:50:18 GMT by Christian Ontiveros CEO
It is possible to download or create a structured point cloud?

I understand that VLX create an unestructured point cloud, but I need the structured point cloud to be able to create a mesh and textures in Agisoft Metashape.
Faro Scene have an option to create Virtual Scans positions inside a unstructured point cloud, but I'm asking if this is possible without using a third party software, is there any option inside IVION or Desktop Indoor Viewer?


Christian Ontiveros
Posted Wed, 06 Oct 2021 02:54:19 GMT by Youlin Gao
Hi Christian,

thanks for using our forum to put up questions.
We've also discussed the same question with our developers, so far from our mapping device natively it's not easy to have a structured pointcloud, as the scan position is constantly varying. Our current software is also not supporting the conversion.

But I've also emphasized your request with our developers again, it's good to know on how universal and the impact of the use cases, we'd also provide the information to our devs and see if it could be developed into a new feature.

Best, Youlin
Posted Sat, 30 Apr 2022 23:42:49 GMT by Scott Karlins Master Technologist / CTO
I can't believe this is not being requested more. There is a huge need to be able to get structured data from NavVis VLX datasets.<br> <br> OR, build a superb mesh option into Ivion!<br> <br> NavVis could also buy Prevu3D. Just saying...<br> <br> &nbsp;
Posted Fri, 06 May 2022 18:09:16 GMT by Veit Streicher
Hello Scott,<br> can you explain more the "huge need" of structured pointcloud from VLX? Is it just for meshing purpose?&nbsp;<br> A lot of customers love the small size of our data and the corresponding coverage. Modelling with our pointclouds works perfectly fine.<br> <br> Also thank you for your business proposal, i will forward to our management ;-)<br> <br> <br> Regards<br> Veit
Posted Mon, 17 Oct 2022 03:37:13 GMT by Mr. Ben Weir
afternoon all,

I have clients in the mechanical engineering space, who use the autodesk suite of drafting tools.

they require the use of a structured or segmented point cloud to be able to use the auto-plot centre lines function in AutoCAD. This saves hours of drafting time.

I understand the issue here given the navvis scans are "unified"  as a function of the capture, vs a terrestrial scanner, scanning in multiple, but individual locations.

my  question is-can we take a 3rd party software (like  autodesk Recap)  to segment the scan or is this simply not possible? (i think i know the answer but have to try right!)

much appreciated


Posted Mon, 17 Oct 2022 03:40:36 GMT by Mr. Ben Weir
never mind

this from autodesk

It is not possible to convert unstructured data to structured at this time. 

Posted Tue, 11 Apr 2023 14:19:41 GMT by Saku Pihlman
Hello,<br> <br> I'm also continuing to request this feature.&#160;<br> <br> Structured scans are required to process meshes in several different meshing softwares such as RealityCapture, Agisoft Photoscan and Autodesk Recap etc. Power of these softwares are different work pipelines and software integrations.&#160;<br> <br> For our purposes this feature would allow me to import pointclouds into Reality Capture, where I can create sizeable meshes through automated workflows to gameready assets using several industry standard softwares. It would totally change our way to capture data, and many others on engineering, architechture and visualisation field, since its super fast, accurate enough and provides even dng. images, which then supports texturing meshes with them. It would be fantastic!<br> <br> Please consider very carefully to add this kind of feature.<br> <br> For example, If all panoramic images could be turned into virtual scan stations, it would really make a huge difference.<br> Cheers<br> Saku
Posted Fri, 12 May 2023 19:12:28 GMT by Antti Perälä
Hi!<br> <br> We just received a NavVis device and it has been a joy to work with so far.<br> <br> But I also second the need for an automated textured mesh conversion process. Matterport has their Matterpak-exports witch let's the user download a textured (albeit low quality) mesh extracted from the data. It would be really useful if NavVis could also provide a simple workflow for getting a textured mesh from the scan data. This would have applications especially in the field of game design and digital twin creation.<br> Thanks!<br> -Antti

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