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Qt3D - STL/PLY/OBJ meshes not showing up

  • Hello. I am having problem with a QML component that is supposed to display meshes. In the QML code below, I try to display a cone (parametric mesh) as well as a mesh read in from a PLY file (embedded in my resource file). Only the cone shows up. I see no suspicious messages on the console.

    I have tried to launch the application with GammaRay and click on Qt 3D Inspector. It seems like only the cone has buffers attached to it. I have tried various meshes in different formats (PLY, STL, OBJ etc.) as well as the SceneLoader component, but I have still not managed to display scenes or meshes that are loaded from disk (or embedded in the resource file).

    When I copy in the same code to a simple, standalone application (e.g. the scene3d example from Qt 3D), the meshes (PLY, OBJ etc.) appear without problems.

    What might be wrong and how may I proceed to debug this problem?

    I am running Qt 5.12.9. (I need to use this version, since the application I am trying to integrate the component into depends on this specific version of Qt).

    import QtQuick 2.4
    import QtQuick.Controls 1.3
    import QtQuick.Layouts 1.1
    import QtGraphicalEffects 1.0
    import QtQuick.Scene3D 2.0
    import Qt3D.Core 2.0 as Q3D
    import Qt3D.Render 2.0
    import Qt3D.Input 2.0
    import Qt3D.Extras 2.0
        id: pointCloudView
        Layout.fillWidth: true
        Layout.fillHeight: true
        Scene3D {
            id: scene3d
            objectName: "scene3d"
            aspects: ["input", "logic"]
            cameraAspectRatioMode: Scene3D.AutomaticAspectRatio
            anchors.fill: parent
            focus: true
            Q3D.Entity {
                id: sceneRoot
                Camera {
                    id: mainCamera
                    projectionType: CameraLens.PerspectiveProjection
                    fieldOfView: 75
                    aspectRatio: scene3d.width/scene3d.height
                    nearPlane : 0.1
                    farPlane : 1000.0
                    position: Qt.vector3d( 10.0, 0.0, 0.0 )
                    viewCenter: Qt.vector3d( 0.0, 0.0, 0.0 )
                OrbitCameraController {
                    camera: mainCamera
                components: [
                    RenderSettings {
                        activeFrameGraph: Viewport {
                            id: viewport
                            normalizedRect: Qt.rect(0.0, 0.0, 1.0, 1.0)
                            RenderSurfaceSelector {
                                CameraSelector {
                                    id : cameraSelector
                                    camera: mainCamera
                                    FrustumCulling {
                                        ClearBuffers {
                                            buffers : ClearBuffers.ColorDepthBuffer
                                            clearColor: "black"
                    InputSettings {
                        enabled: true
                Mesh {
                    id: plyMesh
                    source: "qrc:/res/bunny.ply"
                    id: coneMesh
                    bottomRadius: 0.3
                    length: 0.5
                    rings: 10
                    slices: 10
                    id: plyTransform
                    id: coneTransform
                    translation: Qt.vector3d(-10,0,0)
                    id: phongMaterial
                    id: coneEntity
                    components: [ coneMesh, coneTransform, phongMaterial ]
                    id: plyEntity
                    components: [ plyMesh, plyTransform, phongMaterial ]

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