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Practical: Viewing 3D model data

A short praactical on viewing 3D point cloud and surface mesh data in Meshlab
A screenshot from Meshlab of a 3D representation of a plant leaf canopy, showing clusters of solid leaf material.

This practical gives you the opportunity to look at some 3D plant canopy reconstructions, at various stages of development, similar to those described in the preceding videos.

To view the files you will need to use a 3D viewer such as Meshlab (https://www.meshlab.net/). Meshlab is open-source and can be downloaded for free for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.

All the instructions you need are in the attached pdf Viewing 3D model data.

The data files can be found at https://github.com/nlmellor/PhenoDataCampp/tree/main/ImageAnalysis/data/Practical3D.

Thanks to Mike Pound for sharing the data.

Please let us know how you get on in the comments.

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Introduction to Image Analysis for Plant Phenotyping

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