Best Point Cloud to 3D Mesh Tool?

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Best Point Cloud to 3D Mesh Tool?

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We are currently using Elysium, CloudCompare and MeshLab but my boss is looking for something which is a bit more automated as my department is spending a lot of time editing. He suggested I look at Pointfuse......has anyone tried them or suggest other alternatives? Thanks!
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All depends on your current process and input formats, do you use just points clouds or do you add imagery (scanner based or external).
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Thanks for your reply, we are mostly scanning buildings and landscapes in order to make a 3D map of a city but editing out obstacles like people and cars is proving to be very time consuming so we are considering other vendors.
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Investigate a photogrammetry workflow .. people are generally moving so won't show up .. likewise cars.

Parked cars etc - apply an image mask using AI work flows to the source imagery (for cars and even people) - they won't be in mesh reconstruction either.

Probably depends on your desired precision, accuracy, completeness, budget etc (eg under trees if flying be helicopter?)

For a bit of an idea - check out Aerometrex on youtube - can't tell you specifics (don't know - only guessing) but they do manually cleaning and definitely have image masking technology in their workflow.

ContextCapture can do image masking - so too Reality Capture.
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Thank you so much!
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