The use of Vector3 class instances in three.js is a major part of the process of doing much of anything in three.js. Everything that will be placed in a Scene will contain at least a few points in space made with Vector3, typically combined with a collection of Face3 instances to help compose a geometry representing some kind of solid geometric object. However what if you just want to work with a collection of vectors, and have some kind of way of just displaying some points in space? For this there is the Points constructor that can be used with the Special Points Material that is put in place just for this purpose.
This post will mainly be about the Points Material rather than the Points constructor, but from what I have gathered thus far it looks like there might not be much to write about the Points constructor so for the moment I will cover both of theme here.
If you have made at least a few three.js demos you might be at the point where you understand that at least part of the process is to create and add a Mesh that is composed of a Geometry, and at least one material to be used when rendering that Geometry.
The Mesh is something that binds everything together into a single package of sorts, and it has properties and methods that are appropriate for it, as is the same with the instance of geometry, and the basic material used in the above example.
The Points constructor is like that Mesh constructor only instead of giving in a geometry composed of vertices, faces, and other properties such as vector, and face normals. I am just giving it a geometry that can just simple be a collection of vertices only, and a Material that is used just to render those points in space. So in other words the points constructor is just a more primitive kind of mesh that can also be added to a scene.
So the points material is an interesting alternative to the typical basic or standard material. There should be at least one such option when it comes to just having a way to see the location of points in a geometry, and the points material seems to work fine when it comes to this.