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Pointcloud data to mesh conversion

asked 2019-05-10 07:03:17 -0500

Jägermeister gravatar image

updated 2019-05-10 07:19:05 -0500


I would like to create a mesh out of a pointcloud which I keep in a list, let's say. Is this really possible? If so, does anyone know a way to do it?

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answered 2019-05-10 16:04:37 -0500

This can be done with functionality available in PCL, here's a example of using it that: cloud_to_mesh_node, cloud_to_mesh_ros.h. This node converts a point cloud it receives on the ~/cloud topic to a mesh and publishes that as a Marker or Shape message.

Using PCL functionality like this might not be the most efficient method though. For real-time use you might want to look into using other tools like voxblox. This builds a TSDF or ESDF representation from sensor data and can efficiently mesh it in real-time.

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Thanks! Voxblox looks impressive, I'll take a look into it!

Jägermeister gravatar image Jägermeister  ( 2019-05-28 04:33:33 -0500 )edit

@Jägermeister, have you tried Voxblox to create mesh file? I am also working on same problem. please share your solution if you have made it?

askkvn gravatar image askkvn  ( 2020-04-27 07:18:58 -0500 )edit

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