How to install MeshLab on Ubuntu – Edit unstructured 3D meshes

MeshLab is a free and open source 3D editing and processing tool for unstructured 3D triangular meshes for Linux, Windows and MAcOS. Using MeshLab you can edit, clean, heal, inspect, render and convert meshes in your system. It comes with simple UI but powerful features. It is released under GNU General Public License v3.0. It is based on C++ mesh processing library VCGlib. You can process raw data produced by 3D digitization tools/devices and for prepare models for 3D printing.

Install MeshLab on Ubuntu

MeshLab is available via snap and portable AppImage file format for Ubuntu.

Install MeshLab via AppImage:

Download MeshLab

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Download the MeshLab AppImage file from above link and save it on your Downloads folder. For me the file name is “MeshLab2020.09-linux.AppImage“. Change commands based on the file name. Open terminal (ctrl+alt+t)

cd Downloads
sudo chmod +x ~ MeshLab2020.09-linux.AppImage
./MeshLab2020.09-linux.AppImage

Install MeshLab via Snap:

In the terminal run below command to install MeshLab

sudo snap install meshlab

That’s all.

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