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IO Points PCD - importer (exporter) for point cloud data
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Project: Blender Extensions
Tracker: Py Scripts Contrib
Blender: 2.57
Author(s): Aurel Wildfellner
Script name: IO Points PCD
Wiki page: to do
Category: Unstable (example)
Status: Open

Hi, this is an importer for the PCD (point cloud data) format as specified by the point cloud library (PCL), see

I wasn't able to do an exporter yet, but of course this will be included in later versions.

The code is a bit messy and not straight forward, but this is mainly because PCD is not ideal for parsing. I also kept in mind, that there will be future changes to the file format, when writing the parser, which makes things more adaptive, but also a little bit more complex.

Currently this only parses PCDs in version 0.7, binary and ASCII coded.

For detail description to the file format:

The delivered version is only a snapshot, but I want to maintain and extend this in contrib asap.


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Hi, can you prepare a wiki page with a bit of a manual about how to
use this? It surely would help the review process :)



hi, by request I've marked this script for Contrib & svn.
Please contact us so we can arrange/prepare to move the script.
You can comment here, or it's easier to talk via IRC Freenode #blenderpython.
thanks. :)

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Hi, can you prepare a wiki page with a bit of a manual about how to
use this? It surely would help the review process :)



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Moved from Py Scripts Upload to Py Scripts Contrib

hi, the script is already in contrib, moving projects page.
Note: Wiki page to do is a high priority.

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This task was automatically closed as archived as part of migration, because it was determined to be no longer active.

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Nobody (None) closed this task as Archived.Jun 21 2011, 1:07 AM

Updated to version 0.2 and added basic .pcd export.