Building Documentation

The main documentation and Python documentation is written in reStructuredText and generated by sphinx. The C++ API documentation is generated by Doxygen.


1. Build Open3D from source

Clone and build Open3D from source. Visit Compiling from source for details.

2. Install Sphinx

# For pip
pip install sphinx sphinx-autobuild

# Or, for Conda
conda install sphinx sphinx-autobuild

3. Install Doxygen


sudo apt-get -y install doxygen


brew install doxygen


Visit Doxygen downloads page to checkout the source or binaries.


cd docs

# You may optionally select the --sphinx --doxygen flag
python --sphinx --doxygen

The docs html will be saved in docs/_out folder.