What is CloudCompare?

CloudCompare is a 3D point cloud (and triangular mesh) processing software. It has been originally designed to perform comparison between two dense 3D points clouds (such as the ones acquired with a laser scanner) or between a point cloud and a triangular mesh. It relies on a specific octree structure dedicated to this task.  Afterwards, it has been extended to a more generic point cloud processing software, including many advanced algorithms (registration, resampling, color/normal/scalar fields handling, statistics computation, sensor management, interactive or automatic segmentation, display enhancement, etc.).

Quick Information

VENDOR: CloudCompare
PRODUCT: CloudCompare
VERSION: 2.12.2
PLATFORM: Windows and Mac

Who is licensed to use CloudCompare?

No license is required to use this software.

How do I request access to CloudCompare?

CloudCompare is available to all users on their MSU Denver issued PC laptops through Software Center. For MSU Denver issued Mac computers, CloudCompare will appear in Self Service and can be installed from there. If you require CloudCompare to be installed in a department lab, please submit a Software Request for University Devices so that we can schedule a deployment.

How do I access CloudCompare?

Once you have enabled GlobaProtect and installed CloudCompare from one of the methods above, you can launch the application from your Start menu (Windows) or Launchpad (Mac), the application will connect to your license server and you will be able to use it.

If you need to install CloudCompare on a personal device, visit https://www.cloudcompare.org/

If you require assistance using the application, please contact your instructor, department tutor, or supervisor for help.

If you experience trouble installing the application, you receive license errors, or you feel it is not running correctly, please submit a Software Issues & Errors request.

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