EORA 3D app is able to export in PLY which is used to create the mesh. The models created using the turntable is fine-aligned and need to be meshed. This can be done using CloudCompare.

The best format to export is PLY as this is the raw pointcloud. Each scan is exported individually in a zip file. Ensure these scans are unzipped once opened on your desktop.

You can download CloudCompare here.

Watch the short tutorial below for a step by step guide on how to create a mesh using CloudCompare:

With 3 easy steps:

  • Merge all into a single file
  • Invert Normals (not required for latest version of Cloud Compare)
  • Poisson Surface (Meshing - any number higher than Octatree Depth:9 will be slow)

Note: Octree Depth should be between 8 or 9. This is dependant on the scan type and the resolution required on the meshed model.For more background, read this article.

These models created can be exported to your 3D printer slicing tool for 3d printing. It can also be exported to any other tool for further processing.

Do note that the above steps provides the most basic form of meshing

Voila! You now have a watertight model.

Happy Scanning!

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