[vtkusers] General question to usage of VTK

Dan Lipsa dan.lipsa at kitware.com
Mon Jul 23 11:45:51 EDT 2018

VTK supports pdal which is able to read .pcd. So you could load your file
using vtkPDALReader  - no need for conversions.
You'll need to recompile VTK and enable Module_vtkIOPDAL to enable that


On Sun, Jul 22, 2018 at 12:57 PM StevenNew <stefan.neumann at tuhh.de> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm also really new to the VTK and generally to the software development
> with libraries.
> I have a question, that I already researched on, but I couldn't find
> pleasing answers and therefore I wanted to ask here:
> I want to make an application that can read STL files and point clouds.
> Importing the STL files is no problem, but for the point clouds it would be
> nice if I could import .pcd files, which is a file format from the
> PointCloudLibrary, if I'm right.
> Is there a way to convert .pcd files to .ply or .stl ?
> An answer on this topic by real vtk-users would be so helpful.
> Thank you.
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