SlugView is a 3-Dimensional point-cloud visualization and editing tool.
Contact: Lynne Newberry email@example.com. Feedback is encouraged.
Please include "SlugView" in the title.
Requirement: Java version 1.7+ (Get Java)
Last update: October 2017
Download SlugView installer (for all platforms)
Note: File must be saved, not just opened. More instructions are
found in this pdf (names are out-of-date, but
instructions are still valid).
Version 3.4.2 Notes:
- Added support so one SlugView program can drive the viewing geometry of others.
- Added keyboard support for controlling flickering.
- Added Messages window for reporting measurements and point cloud sizes.
- Fixed mouse-tracking mismatches on some displays.
- Documentation/manual now opens in desktop web browser.
- Added support for two new data columns which are retained, but not operated on.
Version 3.4.1 Notes:
- Added support for multiple point clouds
- Can flicker through point clouds
- Can select individual point clouds to view
- Can reorder list of point clouds
- Can save and restore lists of point clouds
- Can remove and add to list of point clouds at any time
- Improved visualization options
- New color tables and introduction of color wrap intervals for topography
- Can attenuate topographic colors by intensity
- Extraction of intensity from colors
- Addition of data plane with XYZ axes
- Ability to reset view
- One-button set to 2D view (top down or side view)
- Full screen option
- New controls for modifying the data viewing geometry
- Ability to view points as opaque dots
- Ability to view target (center of viewing geometry) persistently
- More accurate selection of data points on screen
- Identification of selected point
- New data tools
- Ability to calculate profiles through the data
- Ability to add XYZ offsets to individual point clouds
- Ability to cull displayed data by applying bounds to the height data
- Memory usage visualization
Version 3.0 Notes:
- Added support for 2 extra columns of arbitrary numeric data
- Added .xyzp and .xyzs file types for 2 and 1 extra columns of data respectively
- Added ability to cull displayed data by applying bounds to the extra data
- Added ability to save a viewpoint and restore it later
- Modified ruler function to break down delta distances into X, Y, and Z components
- Saved last-opened file to preferences - becomes selected file on next open
- Saved last window location and size for next time
- Saved last-used point size, brightness, and constraints settings for next time
- Removed automatic resizing of points after data culling
- Moved point size resizing from menu to viewer window
- Fixed bug in naming saved GIF files
- Fixed calculation of "average distance"
- Miscellaneous cosmetic changes
- Changed JCheckBoxes to JCheckBoxMenuItems in menus
Version 2.2 Notes:
- Added multi-selection. Right click to delete last selection.
Use "cancel selection" button to remove all selections.
- Fixed linedrawer aesthetic. Line-end points no longer disappear when a new line is
- Resolution is no longer reset after a deletion.
- Moved sv.ini from the installation directory to the user's home directory.
Version 2.1 Notes:
- Added new IO system. Allows for many varieties of text files to be used
- Replaced .header/.data native files with new native file (.svn)
- Added topographic and intensity coloring modes
- Added screenshot feature so pointcloud image can be captured
- In a terminal, go to the directory where Installer3.4.2.jar was downloaded to and type (e.g.
java -jar "Installer3.4.2.jar"
- Windows should auto-recognize a jar file as executable. If it does not, you can right click on the jar file
-> open with -> choose_program... -> browse -> Java directory (usually something like
-> bin -> javaw.exe
- Like Windows, should auto-recognize. If not, see Linux
Open the SlugView folder (after it is installed) and run: