How could I import point-clouds from "RealityCapture" into Houdini?

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Hi;

I would like to import point cloud from “RealityCapture” photogrammetry software into Houdini, so I export the points as XYZ format, but it seems that Houdini doesn't support it.
How could I import the point clouds into Houdini?


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Masoud Saadatmand (MSDVFX)
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Maybe this might help?

https://vimeo.com/286188291 [vimeo.com]

We're happy to announce that the Reality Capture plugin is ready for testing. It’s still under the beta label for the time being, but we would love to hear your feedback.

The plugin allows you to run Reality Capture processes from within Houdini in order to streamline your pipeline. It is designed to take multiple images as input, and generate high resolutions models as the output, which can then be ran through Houdini's mesh pipeline. It is not designed to be a complete replacement of every feature in RC, but the ones that fit well in a Houdini pipeline.

Reality Capture is a state-of-the-art all-in-one photogrammetry software solution which automatically extracts beautiful and accurate 3D models from a set of ordinary images and / or laser-scans.

Houdini also allows to import of pointclouts vie the “LIDAR IMPORT” sop. It can import e57 and LAS formats..

Cheers,
oliver
Edited by owei - March 18, 2019 15:14:40
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Hi “owei”;

I know about Reality Capture plugin, but it isn't free, and “Reality Capture” doesn't export e57 or LAS formats.
I need a way to import point clouds(and colors)from “ Reality Capture”.
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HEy Masoud,

as the Game Dev Tools are free, I suppose the RC-Plugin is free, too. You need a RC license to run it, true. I assumed you have a valid license, as you were able to export an XYZ file. You could try a XYZRGB format and use “Cloud Compare” (https://www.danielgm.net/cc/) (Open Source software) to convert it to. The PLY format theoretically also supports color..you might give that a try..

Cheers,
oliver
Edited by owei - March 20, 2019 03:08:36
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