Point Cloud Rendering

This material shows points as small fixed-size squares. Rendering point clouds with this material is very fast, but this comes with the price of lesser quality.

How to Assign Material

  • Create a Point Cloud Rendering material
  • Select a point cloud
  • Go to the Rendering Options group in the Object Inspector
  • Select the created material from the Material drop-down menu
TIP: Read here to learn how to create a new material.

Material Settings

You can edit settings either in the Material Editor or the Rendering Options group of the Object Inspector.

  • Enable Object color to display a point cloud in one color. Use the color dialog on the right side to choose a color.
  • Size controls side length of squares in pixels.

How to Show a Model Shaded

With a little trick, you can display point clouds shaded as follows:

  1. Select the point cloud of interest.
  2. Make sure that normals have been computed.
  3. Assign a Point Cloud Rendering material to your point cloud.
  4. Turn on lighting on the Viewbar.
  5. Turn on Object color in the material settings.
  6. Lastly, select the default Flashlight in the Object List, and increase its range and spot angle in the Object Inspector.

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