Point Cloud Library Wrapper (plugin)
qPCL is a simple interface to some methods of the PCL library.
Therefore, if you use this tool for a scientific publication, please cite the PCL project before citing CloudCompare (which is also very good but less important in this particular case ;).
CloudCompare simply adds dialogs to set some parameters (see below) and a seamless integration in its own workflow.
This plugin has been developed by Luca Penasa (University of Padova).
The following methods are currently accessible though this interface:
- Estimate Normals and Curvature (to compute the normals - and optionally the curvature - of a point cloud)
- Statistical Outliers Removal (cleaning filter) [since version 2.6.2, the SOR filter is integrated into the standalone version of CloudCompare]
- MLS (Moving Least Squares) smoothing / upsampling (to smooth - and optionally to upsample - a point cloud)