I had a chance to speak with Mark Wiebe at Thinkbox Software last week. You may have seen this article on the Lidar News site about how their Sequoia software saved Lanmar Services considerable time creating 3D models of a complex piping environment.
Thinkbox has built their company on creating visual effects for the entertainment industry. Their flagship product Krakatoa is an industry standard for creating particle system effects.
They realized that their expertise could be applied to point clouds which led to Sequoia with its ability to create 3D meshes. The video below provides more insight.
At under $3,000 this package is definitely worth a look.