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:

http://pointclouds.org/downloads/windows.html

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

http://svn.pointclouds.org/pcl/trunk/

How to compile PCL Library using Visual Studio:

http://www.pointclouds.org/documentation/tutorials/compiling_pcl_windows_3rdparty_installers.php

Try out some OpenNI samples:

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