Ensure Java 1.8 is installed on your system in a terminal:
If not, see the FAQ
Run the Scan installer by double clicking on it.
Open a terminal, change directory to where AMAPstudio is installed, then :
You may build a shortcut on your desktop to start Scan faster.
Edit > Sub sample
Choose the max number of points of the complete scan to be rendered to get a responsive user interface.
Note: this is only for viewing, all algorithms hereafter are run on the complete scan
Note : Scan is based on OpenGL and advanced viewing techniques, but sub sampling is generally interesting to be able to load big scans and keep a responsive user interface. Scan was built to work on a single plant / tree point cloud at a time.
Select the focus tool in the lateral bar
Select a focus sphere by clicking its center then dragging the mouse for the chosen radius. On click release, the view is restricted to the inside of the sphere
Right click or click unfocus to unfocus.
Select the 'Add a vertex' tool
Click at the center of a branch and drag the mouse to the border of the branch, then release the mouse button → a vertex is added in the topology according to the current strategy and gesture
Select the 'Add edges' tool
Click on the first vertex, then on the second, third… Finish the gesture by a right click.
Choose the 'Selection' tool, click on th edge / vertex, then press the 'Delete' key or click on the trash button.
To undo your action, press Ctrl-Z. To redo your action, press Ctrl-Y.
Click on the render line to configure the rendering for a given type
Choose File > Save project if you want to reopen it later in Scan with 'Open project'.
Choose File > Export OPF File if you want to reopen the topology later in Xplo.