Save Data

You can save the acquired 2D image, depth map, point cloud, and the virtual device file.

Save Acquired Data

You can save the acquired 2D image, depth map, and point cloud to local.

Instructions

Please follow these steps to save acquired data:

  1. Click save in the data acquisition area to open the Save Data window.

  2. Select the data types to be saved under Data type. For detailed descriptions, please refer to Data Types and Formats.

  3. (Optional) change File index: If the selected Save to path already contains data saved through Mech-Eye Viewer, you can change the file index to avoid files with the same names being replaced.

    If you need to replace the files with the same names, check the Replace file with the same name option.
  4. Click folder to the right of Save to to select the folder for saving the data.

  5. Click Save, and the Data saved successfully window will pop up. Click Show in folder in this window to open the folder where the data is saved and check the data.

Data Types and Formats

When saving the data, you can select the file format to be saved, as well as the data structure and color of the point cloud.

  • 2D image: can be saved in the PNG (.png) or JPEG (.jpg) format.

  • Depth map: can be saved in the PNG (.png) or TIFF (.tiff) format.

  • Point cloud: can select the file format, data structure,and color to be saved.

    Format

    • PLY (.ply)

    • PCD (.pcd)

    • CSV (.csv)

    Data structure

    • Organized: The point cloud resembles a two-dimensional matrix, which corresponds to the actual spacial relationship between points.

    • Unorganized: The point cloud resembles a one-dimensional list.

    Color

    • Jet

    • Grayscale

    • Jet + intensity

    • Untextured

    • Textured

Save Virtual Device File

Virtual devices reproduce the previously acquired data, thus helping Technical Support to locate the cause of a problem. To save a virtual device, click File  Save Virtual Device File in the menu bar. The virtual device file is saved in the MRAW (.mraw) format.

After you click Save Virtual Device File, Mech-Eye Viewer automatically acquires data once and saves the acquired data.

You can open a virtual device in Mech-Eye Viewer, and adjust the parameters Point Cloud Processing, Depth Range and ROI. To open a virtual device, click File  Load Virtual Device File in the menu bar.

  • You can change the visibility of parameters when using a virtual device.

  • You can save the 2D image, depth map, and point cloud from a virtual device.