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Offline TomHubin

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Point Cloud File Formats
« on: February 24, 2009, 04:59:01 PM »

I am developing 3d video probing plugin software. I need to choose an output file type for the resulting point cloud.

MachCloud uses a .txt file. I like the fact that the data is in plain text so that anybody can read it or use it.  However, I would prefer to save my point cloud data to a file type that identifies the file as a pointcloud. Plain text if possible. Binary if necessary.

Maybe both text and binary and let the user choose?

Any suggestions for file types for a list of 3d points?

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Offline foka4

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Re: Point Cloud File Formats
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2009, 07:23:02 AM »
.stl is widely used in industry for this purpose.