Saturday, January 12, 2019

PotreeConverter Mac Binary

Potree is the amazing javascript WebGL library that can effortlessly display multi-million-point lidar
point clouds in a browser using a static web page.  In order to do that, you have to use PotreeConverter which creates an efficient octree of your LAS file.  But the MacOS built-in compilers with XCode are usually several generations behind and don't like the PotreeConverter source. I was finally able to get it to compile so I created a GitHub repository with the binary and the compile steps.  You still need to download the "resources" directory from the original PotreeConverter repository which contains the viewer webpage template. You may also have to deal with issue but it's an easy fix.  I have no idea how portable the binary is, but hopefully the compile steps will save time for others. 

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