CloudCompare 2.12.0-foss-2021a

CloudCompare is a 3D point cloud (and triangular mesh) processing software. It was originally designed to perform comparison between two 3D points clouds (such as the ones obtained with a laser scanner) or between a point cloud and a triangular mesh. It relies on an octree structure that is highly optimized for this particular use-case. It was also meant to deal with huge point clouds (typically more than 10 million points, and up to 120 million with 2 GB of memory).

Accessing CloudCompare 2.12.0-foss-2021a

To load the module for CloudCompare 2.12.0-foss-2021a please use this command on the BEAR systems (BlueBEAR, BEARCloud VMs, and CaStLeS VMs):

module load CloudCompare/2.12.0-foss-2021a

BEAR Apps Version




The listed architectures consist of two part: OS-CPU.

  • BlueBEAR: The OS used on BlueBEAR is represented by EL and there are several different processor (CPU) types available on BlueBEAR. More information about the processor types on BlueBEAR is available on the BlueBEAR Job Submission page.
  • BEAR and CaStLeS Cloud VMs: These VMs can have one of two OSes. Those with access to a BEAR Cloud or CaStLeS VM should check that the listed architectures for an application include the OS of VM being used. The VMs, irrespective of OS, will use the haswell CPU type.

More Information

For more information visit the CloudCompare website.


This version of CloudCompare has a direct dependency on: Boost/1.76.0-GCC-10.3.0 Eigen/3.3.9-GCCcore-10.3.0 foss/2021a GDAL/3.3.0-foss-2021a libpng/1.6.37-GCCcore-10.3.0 OpenCV/4.5.3-foss-2021a-contrib PCL/1.12.1-foss-2021a Qt5/5.15.2-GCCcore-10.3.0 Xerces-C++/3.2.3-GCCcore-10.3.0

Last modified on 8th April 2022