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questions concerning the use of point clouds / data point sets in blender.

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How do I make a luminescent gas cloud?

How can I make a luminescent gas cloud, similar to the one shown in the picture below (labeled "Trapped Atoms")? Thank you.
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E57 file import in to blender

I did't found answer for my question yet so I opening this topik here. I have a E57 file format and I need it to get some how in to blender. Do anybody had such a experiences before? Thank You guys ...
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Rendering Coloured PLY Point Cloud in Blender

I came across this video on Vimeo the other day: https://vimeo.com/290181848 I was intrigued as to how this was achieved, and in my impulsive search for answers I came across photogrammetry and the ...
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Assign colour to vertices given face texture, and enable conversion to a point cloud

I'm a-bit of a Blender newbie here so please forgive me if what I'm about to say sounds stupid, but I've been trying to solve this issue for far too long now and am becoming way too frustrated...so, ...
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Generate colored point cloud of the scene and save it to PCD file

I am new to blender and currently learning Blender python scripting. I have a scene composed inside Blender 2.78c. My goal is to achieve following tasks- Generate point cloud of points as XYZ and ...
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Efficient Rendering of Many volumetric particles

I am working on a research project utilizing blender to visualize realistic clouds generated from a Large Eddy Simulation. I've been able to do so in limited respects. These images, while pretty, ...
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How to recreate a “point cloud sandbox” effect in blender?

I wish to recreate this effect with particles. Having the point cloud reforming the object after interaction with a field. http://pointcloudsandbox.cornflex.org
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PythonScript to load data as colored point-cloud

Background I want to render 3D points with color information for scientific visualization. I have several hundred thousands of points up to 2 million. For each point I have [xyz] coordinates and two ...
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Render 100k objects each with independent color and scale through time

I'm trying to visualize some data that is essentially 100k time series, each with an associated position. I'd like to render this with each object a sphere whose color/scale/alpha is driven by it's ...
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Creating a Fluffy Cloud

I am trying to create a cloud like this (taken from Is there an easy way to make volumetric clouds for Cycles?) The closest I am able to get is I have taken these steps: Switch to Blender Render ...
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Cycles - Volume materials don't render right if Mist Pass is active

I'm using volumetric water material and generated clouds in scene. When mist pass is active - water obtains fog's color for some reason and clouds just disappear. Upper picture is pre-render and ...
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How to create faces/edges from vertices/points?

I can easily delete the faces and edges using delete only edges & faces option. It would be nice to have the possibility to reverse this operation. Is there a way to create an universal script ...
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Extract skin (external points) from 3D model

I am new in Blender and I don't know how to extract the external part of a 3D model. I want to extract the points that belong to the external surface of the model in each of 3 directions, X, Y, Z. I ...
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Creating a static smoke, saving it and making it interactable

I've created a smoke simulation using quick smoke, I adjusted the values to my liking and ran the sim. (plane of smoke with a collider cube piercing it and the smoke being moved by the cube.) The sim ...
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deleting a fraction of vertices from a point cloud mesh

I have an object in my scene which is basically a point cloud, i.e. all vertices, no edges or faces. I'm trying to select a random fraction of this point cloud. Here is what the data looks like. <...
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creating n random points on face of mesh

I'm trying to select 400 or so random points on the face of a mesh using a script (just on the face, not inside the volume) but I'm not sure how to do that. I've tried looking into the following ...
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Using 3d scanned textures

I have been debating on purchasing a 3D scanner to make point cloud references of objects to model for games. For example, use the scanner to create a point cloud object of a character, then import ...
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Importing point cloud to Blender?

I have developed a 3D scanner, this is a relatively fast scan of a big space. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHAK1L_AQig The scanner works great. it Provides text files in X; Y; Z format The only ...
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What is a Point Density texture?

I see Blender 2.76 now has a feature called "Point Density" textures. Is this a particle system? If so, how is it different from previous particle systems?
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How to find evenly spaced coordinates/point cloud of an object?

I'd like to convert a mesh object into a point cloud. I started using the vertices: ...
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Is there an alternative to point density for rendering with GPU?

Finally working with some clouds. Rendering is horribly slow with my i5 CPU, would be much better with a GTX 970, but if I try that then shaders that use point density no longer work. Is there a good ...
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Csv Import pointcloud into Blender

I have 24 points which correspond to 12 different "elements" (2 points per element) saved in an .csv file with the following column order (1: Element Name, 2: x, 3: y, 4: z). I would like to import ...
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Associate extra scalar data field with mesh or pointcloud

I work with scientific pointclouds and I often have extra columns of data in my .ply files. For example, I might have a column for "temperature" where there is a temperature value for each point or ...
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Color from imported OBJ not displayed in Blender [duplicate]

I want to import some .obj file that I have made with MeshLab. The point cloud file was actually in .pcd format and I used pcl_pcd2ply tools from PCL to change it into PLY-Format. Then I import it ...
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How can I create a point cloud from the surfaces of a model?

How can one go about generating a point cloud from the surfaces/faces of a model? Initially the models are going to be fairly simple (just cubes, cylinders, and spheres), but eventually the models ...
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Render 3 dimensional scalar field

I have a function which assigns to "every" point in space (x,y,z) a scalar value d. I want to, somehow, visualize this function ...
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Draping 2D image over point cloud or mesh

I'm new to blender and could not find this in help files. Can blender be used to drape a 2D image onto a 3D point cloud or mesh? If yes, can someone point me to a tutorial on that?
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Most efficient way to remove unwanted vertices in an object with 59,000 points?

I have imported a 3D-scanned .OBJ file from KScan3D, which is 3D scanning software. I am trying to scan a model car, but would like to remove all the unnecessary points for the purposes of 3D printing....
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How to draw a colored point cloud from a .ply PCD file and render it? [duplicate]

To generate a point cloud i am using planes in blender, to compensate for unavailability of POINT data primitive. After reading the .ply point cloud file(PCD) the planes are added in the blender scene,...
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Blender gets very slow to draw a scene having large number of plane?

I have a very simple python script to generate planes in the scene. I want to generate 50000 planes in a scene, to compensate for unavailability of POINT primitive, so that i can render a point cloud. ...
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Wrapping a mesh around point cloud with cavities

I have a series of point clouds I want to convert to mesh (there are points inside the object, uniformly distributed, not only on the surface). I want to generate a model of the surface of the point ...
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Programmatically generate random point-cloud within solid mesh

I think I'm nearly there, thanks to two super scripts from CoDEmanX. The first script shows the bounding box around an object: ...
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How can I prepare a point cloud for visualization in Blender using MeshLab?

I have access to some laser scanned LAS files. I can convert the LAS files to X, Y, Z point clouds using LASTools. Once a point cloud is in an X, Y, Z ascii format it can be imported into MeshLab. I ...
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Setting Voxel Coordinates

I've been looking online for a long time, searching for documentation on the subject of Blender Voxel Data. So far, I know that Blender uses many file types, including the .bvox file type. For the ....
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Efficient way(s) to render point clouds of 3D scan datas in cycles

Problem: I would like to render a 3D scan data (so no volume) containing only vertices (no faces or edges) with colour informations in cycles. Tried so far: I tried particles (spawning spheres on ...