Hello PCL

Posted: February 9, 2012 in C/C++, Point Cloud
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Hi, this article is about the very basic of PCL, how to install the dependencies, get PCL source code and build it :)

The first step is download all dependencies at the web page below:


On that page, OpenNI version is still 1.3, you can use the newer one, OpenNI 1.5.2. My system is Windows 7 x64 but all the dependencies are 32bit (it should be okay)

The next step is install OpenNI and Kinect driver first (http://www.openni.org/Downloads/OpenNIModules.aspx):

  1. OpenNI 1.5.2 Dev Stable
  2. Primesense NITE 1.5.2 Dev Stable
  3. OpenNI Kinect Driver, https://github.com/avin2/SensorKinect

Then All PCL dependencies:

  1. QHull 6.2.0
  2. VTK 5.8.0
  3. FLANN 1.7.1
  4. Eigen 3.0.3
  5. Boost 1.47.0
  6. NVIDIA GPU Computing SDK (optional)

Get PCL source by using SVN


How to compile PCL Library using Visual Studio:


Try out some OpenNI samples:


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