As part of the Historic Digital Survey (HDS) research work, we have developed a plugin for CloudCompare that enables the segmentation of dense point clouds (principally from laser scanning) of masonry structures into their individual stones. The plugin includes a tool for automated segmentation along with another one to enable manual corrections. The plugin can support various applications, but in particular enables users to effectively produce detailed elevations of masonry walls.
The plugin is distributed freely under the GPLv2 license, with the source code of our plugin available freely upon request.
For more information, visit https://github.com/CyberbuildLab/masonry-cc.