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The PointCloud command creates a set of vertices from selected point objects or a mesh object to facilitate selection and faster display.

The point cloud object type improves Rhino's performance when handling a large number of point objects imported from external files.

You can use the point cloud object to group any number of individual points into a single object, minimizing the amount of storage in the 3DM file and maintaining performance. You can snap and select points in the cloud as if they were just point objects. A point cloud is similar to a mesh object that does not display any wires between vertices.

Steps

To create a point cloud from a mesh object

To free all points in a point cloud

Command-line options

Add

Adds points and point clouds to an existing point cloud.

Remove

Removes selected points from a point cloud.

Output
Points

The removed points are converted to individual points.

PointCloud

The removed points are converted to a new pointcloud.

UsePointColors
Yes

The cloud points inherit the display colors of the input points or meshes. Vertex colors will be used if the input mesh has them.

No

Creates the point cloud with the current layer color and ignores the colors of the input points or meshes.

See also

Point

Draw a single point object.

 

 

 

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