Point Cloud Display Style

Point Cloud Display Style

Point Cloud Display Style

MouseOK    Ribbon: Point Clouds > Settings >  View Mode

MouseOK    Menu: Point clouds >  View mode

MouseOK    Toolbar: Point clouds >

MouseOK    Functional toolbar PropertiesVisualizationChange visualization >  button

KeyboardOK Command line: NPC_VIEWMODE

The command opens a dialogue box that allows you to stylize a point cloud in accordance with the values of these or those attributes of this cloud. In fact, the command paints each cloud point in accordance with the attribute value in this point. The user selects the attribute by stylize by. In case the necessary attributes are present in the cloud, stylization is possible by:

·         color;

·         elevation;

·         intensity;

·         scan color;

·         source ID.

Also, you can color point cloud by selected color or cloud elevation (along the Z axis).



Point Size:

The size of points in cloud in pixels.

Coloring type:

The list of available attribute values.

A drop-down list of cloud attributes available for stylization. The number of attributes in the list depends on which of them were imported together with the cloud from the scan file.

Number of Ranges:

Number of ranged of one color to divide cloud on. Click Update to save this number.

Updates the list of colors according to Number of ranges.


Scan Color

Color the cloud according to points color in the source file.



Coloring depends on the Z-coordinate value in each point of cloud.



Coloring based on the intensity of the reflected pulse.

Click Bounds button to open chart of distribution intensity. You can exclude the part of low or upper bound using sliders.



Color the cloud according to point classes. Points can be classified into a number of categories including bare earth or ground, top of canopy, and water. This coloring type may color the cloud with the Standard LAS Classification.

Unchecking the box next to the class allows you to disable the display of this class points in the drawing.

It is impossible to disable the display of classes and changes in their color, if classes were associated with layers in the document.

Such association occurs, for example, when importing point clouds with Auto fill code layers checkbox enabled.

You can disable the display of class points associated with layers by disabling the display of layers in the Layers dialogue


Echo number

Color cloud according to reflection number of laser ray obtained as a result of scan.

It is possible to disable visibility of points of any of reflection numbers by unchecking the corresponding box.



Coloring all cloud points by selected color.


Source ID

Coloring point cloud according to a unique source scan ID. One cloud can be formed as a result of several scans of one and the same object from different points. This type allows you to color the cloud points depending on the identifier of the scan source.

Program selects color for every source automatically.




Renders the direction of cloud point normals, if present in the cloud.

Cloud points are colored according to the direction of their normals. Points with normals collinear to a particular coordinate axis will have a color of this axis.

Normals are created by cloud triangulation commands, features recognition commands, and fitting commands. It is also possible to recalculate normals.


Feature and Feature type

These types of coloring are created by feature recognition commands. Used to displaying features recognized in point clouds.


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