How to export the Point Cloud - PIX4Dmapper

Access:  Available once step 2. Point Cloud and Mesh has been completed.
Important: If a Processing Area exists, only points within the processing area are exported.

One Densified Point Cloud can be exported for all the selected Point Groups, with the selected properties, in the selected formats and with the desired path / file name. 

1. On the Menu bar, click View > rayCloud.
2. On the left sidebar, in the Layers section expand the Point Clouds list and then the Densified Point Cloud list and right click on the point cloud to be exported.


3. Click Export Point Cloud..., the Export Point Cloud pop-up will appear:
4. (optional) By default Save Colors will be selected. Unselect Save Colors to export the point cloud in .PLY and/or .XYZ file format without the color information.
Note: The .LAS and .LAZ files have always color information.
5. (optional) By default Merge Into One File is not selected. If the generated point cloud is divided in many tiles, then select this option, to merge the tiles in one file.
6. (optional) By default all groups are selected to be exported. Select all the groups to be exported and click OK. All groups selected will be exported in one file. For more information about creating point groups: How to edit the point cloud in the rayCloud
Warning: Points that belong to the Disabled group cannot be exported.
Tip: In order to export the point cloud of one group, select only this group. Each time, select another path for each group to be exported, otherwise the point cloud will be overwritten.
7. Navigate to the path where you want to save the point cloud.
8. On File name, type the desired file name.
9. Select the desired format between the following options: 
  • LiDAR LAS File Format (*.las)
  • Compressed LiDAR LAS File Format (*.laz)
  • Polygon File Format (*.ply)
  • XYZ File Format (*.xyz)
Note: For the XYZ File Format the Delimeter can be selected between Space, Tab, Comma, Semicolon.

10. Click OK.
11. When exporting is finished, a notification pop-up will appear. Click OK or Open Folder to open the folder that the point cloud is saved.

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  • Info

    I made a point group, made all other points "Disabled" and cannot get ONLY the point group I want to be exported. 1st Photo is of the points I want 

    & 2nd photo is points I get

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    Beata (Pix4D)


    To better understand the cause of the problem can you provide with us information which LAS file you are trying to import and where exactly? We would like to know what kind of software are you using to display the data. If you are importing it to Pix4Dmapper, can you please describe the workflow how are you doing it? 


  • Info

    Below is a link to download the LAS file. I am exporting only the Processed Points that I want & using Carlson AutoCad software to upload. Thanks!


    Edited by Info
  • pooja mule

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  • Team UiQ Ltd

    It doesn't allow me to right click and export point cloud? is there another way of doing this?

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    Marco (Pix4D)

    Hi Niall,

    Have you been able to find your point Cloud in this folder?

    Path: ...\project_name\2_densification\point_cloud\project_name_densified_point_cloud ?



  • Team UiQ Ltd

    Hi Marco 


    yea the pointcloud is in that file structure.

    although I've been editing the pointcloud and taking points out to clean it up but it doesn't allow me to export point cloud by right clicking and also viewing the file in the folder it doesn't update the date modified whenever the project is saved. 

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    Marco (Pix4D)

    Hi Niall,

    Which license of Pix4D are you using?
    Because on some license such as Pix4Dmodel, this option is not available.

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