Posted by Radu B. Rusu |
We're thrilled to announce that Point Cloud Library (PCL) version 1.0 has been released!
PCL is a large-scale, cross-platform, open project for point cloud processing that is free for commercial and research use. The PCL framework comprises state-of-the-art algorithms that have endless uses, such as filtering outliers from noisy data, stitching 3D point clouds together, segmenting relevant parts of a scene, extracting keypoints and creating surfaces from point clouds. With the 1.0 release, PCL is now a completely standalone library, using a few "system" dependencies (Boost, Qhull, VTK) with some extra third-party libraries (FLANN, Eigen, CMinpack, OpenNI). The release features a number of changes and updates to help you do more -- and help you do it more easily. A few highlights:
- Full Linux, Windows and Mac OSX support. If you can connect an OpenNI camera to it, PCL can run on it
- Complete OpenNI interface for PSDK, Asus WAVI XTion and Kinect. Just hook up your camera and start hacking in 3D
- Complete Octree interface for point cloud compression, nearest neighbor search, change detection and more
- Lots of tutorials and demos – with more on the way
A project of this magnitude can only be accomplished with a fantastic…