Background: We work a lot with pointclouds at my office, our workflow is changing now.
In our previous workflow, when we exported pointclouds, we could decimate the pointcloud when exporting from the software, so we output a “thinner” pointcloud for areas we didnt need as dense. Other areas, we could output, areas at “full strength” to get a dense pointcloud.
The new workflow doesnt allow us to thin out the pointcloud when exporting so our output files are HUGE. This level of density is not needed on every area that we are working on. We already have scripts to remove the points from the pointcloud that are out of the area we want by window selecting them. This deletes ALL of the points contained within the window selection.
**what i am requesting is a way to window select an area and have the script either leave selected or unselect every other point visually or every 3rd point, or whatever by an X factor variable, and remove the points from the pointcloud so they can be deleted.
This would allow “thinning” of the pointcloud at desired locations and be able to leave certain areas at full density.