If you're reconstructing a mesh from a point cloud, there's generally only a few algorithms you can choose from. A few years ago, I discovered that using metaballs actually results in a good reconstruction too! Here's a short article describing the technique.

You can try it for yourself too with - it works out of the box!

I've attached a picture of the Stanford bunny - left with metaballs, right with zipper. Notice the level of detail!

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