Knowledge Base

Article Number: 63 | VC4 | VC3 | Post Date: May 16, 2018 | Last Updated: May 16, 2018

I have a monochromatic point cloud. How can I set the color of the points in Virtual CRASH?

Currently, there’s no option to specify all point colors in a point cloud globally. However, you can easily use CloudCompare for this purpose (see this KB post on how to download the free CloudCompare app:

Here we see our point cloud in CloudCompare. 

Simply left-click to select your point cloud object in the DB Tree viewer on the left. Then go to Colors > Set Unique. 


  • Purchase individual course modules as needed.
  • Learn on your own schedule.
  • Participants receive a training certificate upon successful completion. 
  • Learn advanced analysis strategies. 
  • Watch new video lectures not available anywhere else.
  • Quizzes and projects keep you on task.
  • Affordable pricing. 

Now, select your color from the pop-up menu.

Here we select red.

Now follow the instructions here to export your data to a pts file. 

Here we see our points imported into Virtual CRASH.

Note, the Colors menu in CloudCompare has a number of options, including Height Ramp, which we see here:

Tags: Change point color, change color, monochromatic, single color, height map, z map. 

© 2018 vCRASH, Americas, Inc. All Rights Reserved