Point Cloud for Rhino is a reverse engineering plug-in for Rhinoceros 3.0 and 4.0. This plug-in gives Rhino the ability to reconstruct the geometry of an object from a point cloud which describes it.
Point Cloud for Rhino can drape a surface over a point cloud or wrap a mesh around a point cloud. Draping a surface is similar to laying a piece of cloth over an object. The surface is deformed to take the shape of the object along the drape direction. A surface can be draped along one of the six orthogonal directions (top, bottom, front, back, right and left) or a custom user specified direction. Wrapping a mesh is similar to wrapping cloth all around an object to close it completely. Point Cloud for Rhino has the ability to wrap a mesh around a concave or a convex point cloud.
Point Cloud for Rhino is designed to be extremely user friendly and easy to understand. Once installed, it automatically loads itself into the Rhino environment. If automatic loading fails there are manual loading instructions in the ReadMe file. Once loaded it adds new commands to Rhino's existing commands and a new submenu called "PointCloud" to the Rhino menu containing these newly added commands.
PCImportPoints - Imports a point cloud from a text file
PCDrapeSurface - Drapes a surface over a set of a point cloud
PCWrapMesh - Wraps a mesh around a point cloud
PCHelp - Displays the Point Cloud for Rhino help file
PCRegister - Registers your copy of Point Cloud for Rhino
PCAbout - Displays the Point Cloud for Rhino about box