How to install MeshLab in Ubuntu

How to install Meshlab in Ubuntu

MeshLab is an open source software for processing interactive 3D models. It contains a score of tools for editing, testing, converting and rendering 3D meshes. It also includes a tool for the registration of multiple range maps based on the iterative closest point algorithm. MeshLab includes an interactive direct paint-on-mesh system that allows to change the color of the mesh. This tutorial will cover the installation procedure of MeshLab in Ubuntu. 


Installation procedure

To start the installation procedure, first add the repository by executing the following command. 

root@linuxhelp:/home/user1# add-apt-repository ppa:zarquon42/meshlab
 actual snapshot of meshlab (packaged, when I find time)
 More info:
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it
gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpetjdrewc/secring.gpg' created
gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpetjdrewc/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: requesting key 5BF00518 from hkp server
gpg: /tmp/tmpetjdrewc/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key 5BF00518: public key "Launchpad PPA for zarquon42" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1  (RSA: 1)

The repository is added to the system. Update the local repository index by running the apt-get update command

root@linuxhelp:/home/user1# apt-get update
Get:1 trusty-security InRelease [65.9 kB]
Get:2 trusty InRelease [15.4 kB]                     
Ign trusty InRelease
Hit trusty-security/restricted Translation-en      
Hit trusty-security/universe Translation-en       
Fetched 5,287 kB in 59s (88.7 kB/s)                                           
Reading package lists... Done    

The target system is updated with the required repos. Now install MeshLab by executing the following apt-get install command

root@linuxhelp:/home/user1# apt-get install meshlab
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree      
Reading state information... Done 
Setting up libqt5xmlpatterns5:amd64 (5.2.1-3) ...
Setting up meshlab (2016.12~trusty2) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.19-0ubuntu6.9) ...

The application is successfully installed in the target system. Open the application installed, execute the meshlab command

root@linuxhelp:/home/user1# meshlab

The MeshLab contains a range of Render options

render options

The edit option in the menu contains the Meshlab tools. 

meshlab tools

It also contains a range of filters for 3D mesh. 


The About MeshLab option gives the version and other information of the meshlab. 

about meshlab

Wasn't that an easy installation procedure? MeshLab includes a tool for the registration of multiple range maps based on the iterative closest point algorithm. 

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