Author Topic: Aligning Point Clouds  (Read 2419 times)


  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 14
    • View Profile
Aligning Point Clouds
« on: August 06, 2015, 11:01:21 AM »
Hi all,

I have been generating point clouds with Photoscan. A colleague of mine has also been generating point clouds using a Kinect. Any ideas on how to align the 2?

I see that we can match Lidar data and Point Clouds in the software. Any guides on how to do this?

Thank you


  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 134
    • View Profile
Re: Aligning Point Clouds
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2015, 11:57:24 PM »
Since you cannot import pointclouds into photoscan, I personally would use cloudcompare (free, opensource) to align the pointclouds (

Additionally you can do a deviation analysis, comparing the data from the kinect to the photoscan data.