Has anyone imported a point cloud as individual points with the RGB color information intact?
I don't think Rhino has native tools for that.
I believe the RhinoTerrain plug-in does support that.
I have a Python script created by a dinosaur on the other newsgroup that imports xyz rgb files and creates a point cloud. The format of the file should be x y z r g b --> one line for each point, space as a separator.
I want to thank you for the script. It works great! I can move forward now!
If you are only going to run the script occasionally, the easiest thing to do is to run it out of the Python script editor. Type _EditPythonScript, in the editor use File>Open and browse to the script and OK. Then press the green arrow to run the script.
For more consistent use you can run it from a button - like a Rhinoscript - just use RunPythonScript instead of Runscript.
! _NoEcho _RunPythonScript (
<paste entire script in here>
You can also use an alias - for that you need to set a search path to where your Python scripts are loaded. In the Python editor, go to Tools>Options>Files tab and put in a search path to a folder where you are going to store your Python scripts (make sure you have permissions on this folder). Then, all you need to do is use:
! _NoEcho _RunPythonScript (put the file name of the script here)
You can set this up as an alias or that could also go in a toolbar button.