Capturing High Quality Point Clouds

The basic approaches to getting high-quality point clouds are as follows:

If you are not satisfied with the point cloud quality using these approaches, continue reading this tutorial.


We recommend starting by visiting Camera Settings to learn about the exposure variables and available filters. The articles which we recommend as a prerequisite for this tutorial are:

Basic and generic tutorials

The procedure to get high-quality point clouds can be divided into a couple of steps:


If you are looking for a set of settings that provide good 3D point clouds for different scenes, check Zivid presets

In some cases we might want higher quality data on certain pixels, this is covered in:

Advanced tutorials

We will also cover some more advanced topics such as specifically dealing with highlights and lowlights, and considering environmental factors, such as ambient light and choice of background.

To keep learning more about acquiring high-quality 3D point clouds with Zivid cameras, continue to Working Distance and Camera Positioning.