At SIGGRAPH 2014, Thinkbox Software revealed Sequoia, a standalone tool for converting particle and point cloud data to geometry. The platform is tailored for applications within architecture, engineering and construction, the company states.
The application can create a single mesh from particles, vertex clouds or laser scan data. It is also compatible with Windows, OSX and Linux platforms. Other features of Sequoia include:
- Progressive workflows where results are returned before all the data is loaded.
- Flexible file I/O ensures data can be exported or imported in nearly any required format.
- Smoothing and decimation options for triangle count reduction on meshes.
- Options for coloring and texturing meshes for enhanced data visualization.
“Sequoia establishes the foundation for a new way of working with Thinkbox tools. We’ve created a new standalone architecture for handling massive amounts of data, helping users work faster, easier and with data sets that exceed actual memory. Efficient 3D data visualization through textured and colored meshes is only the beginning of what we aim to achieve with Sequoia technology,” said Chris Bond, founder, Thinkbox Software.
Sequoia is currently in development and its beta version is expected to be available in early 2015.
For more information, visit Thinkbox Software.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.