I used to use the Drape points (drapept) command over portions of pointcloud scans. It worked beautifully for what I needed it for. Just recently it has just failed to drape any points. the command executes, but there are no points after the command finishes.
I have not changed anything(that I am aware of), and this command was extremely helpful. Please help!
This seems to work here but I’m not convinced that it should work on pointclouds.
Could you post a file you are having issues with and also run the Rhino SystemInfo command and copy-paste the result here?
Thank you for responding. It was working on point clouds and I was using drapept to create a mesh from a small section of a point cloud. then it just stopped … I have no explanation
Any suggestion on how to achieve this with a different method?
Hello - DrapePt creates points, not a mesh - Drape works on points but does not create a mesh, it makes a surface - that is the closest I can find to your description, is that it?
And, indeed, it seems Drape does nothing on points in V7… I should say it does nothing if no other object types are included… And DrapePt does give a result if some other object type is included … weird and messy, thanks for the report.
I found drape did not work on point clouds, so workflow was as follows:
drapept --> hide point cloud --> use points from drapept command and use patch or meshpatch
to achieve a surface I could use for modeling from my point cloud. Does this help clarify how I was using it?