Alters the data type of point cloud components, and converts component values if required.

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Typical Uses

  • Changing component data type to meet processing or format requirements.

How does it work?

The PointCloudComponentTypeCoercer receives point cloud features, alters the data type of selected components, and then outputs the modified point cloud feature.

Options are available to control the manner in which values are converted, including methods for scaling values to fit a new data type and choices for rounding when converting from floating-point values to integers.

Components can be converted to any of these data types:

  • Real64
  • Real32
  • UInt64
  • UInt32
  • UInt16
  • UInt8
  • Int64
  • Int32
  • Int16
  • Int8
  • String


Usage Notes

Choosing a Point Cloud Transformer

FME has a selection of transformers for working specifically with point cloud data.

For information on point cloud geometry and properties, see Point Clouds (IFMEPointCloud).


Input Ports

Output Ports


Editing Transformer Parameters

Using a set of menu options, transformer parameters can be assigned by referencing other elements in the workspace. More advanced functions, such as an advanced editor and an arithmetic editor, are also available in some transformers. To access a menu of these options, click beside the applicable parameter. For more information, see Transformer Parameter Menu Options.

Defining Values

There are several ways to define a value for use in a Transformer. The simplest is to simply type in a value or string, which can include functions of various types such as attribute references, math and string functions, and workspace parameters. There are a number of tools and shortcuts that can assist in constructing values, generally available from the drop-down context menu adjacent to the value field.

Dialog Options - Tables

Transformers with table-style parameters have additional tools for populating and manipulating values.


Processing Behavior


Feature Holding


Dependencies None
Aliases PointCloudColourScaler, PointCloudColorScaler

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Keywords: PointCloudColorScaler