Converted the visible human project image sequence into a point cloud ( PLY ) format that can be used in Houdini. For the conversion I wrote a tool called img2ply.
The point cloud has a total of 53.801.266 points and the source files are compressed down to a width of 500 pixels to keep the file use-able. On higher end machines the 1000 pixel version can easily be opened where a lot more detail will be visible. It is interesting to explore the human anatomy and being able to look at the internals from any angle using the clipping plane on the camera. The point cloud without compression is 65gb in size and I haven't been able to open.
Visible Human Project
If you would like to create your own point cloud, the visible human project can be downloaded here.
If you prefer to install from source code use:
From the command line:
The package can also be used as a library: