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3D Visualization Software

CTVol Surface Rendering   

CT-Volume provides viewing, intuitive manipulation and flexible control of 3D-model texture and transparency, plus a versatile moviemaker. CT-Volume loads the triangulated models created in CT-Analyzer, in different formats including STL. A virtual 3D viewing environment is created by the user that allows:

  • Selection of background including scenery
  • Moving and rotation of single or multiple models, together or separately
  • Advanced control of object texture, color, lighting and transparency
  • Ability to view inside models by cutting away a part or making a part transparent
  • A “flight recorder” for flexible and fast creation of “movies” for animated presentation of your scanned object in a 3D virtual environment by automatic interpolation between several selected keyframes.
  • Stereo imaging using red-green or red-cyan glasses

CTVox Volume Rendering 

The "CTVox" software also offers 3D visualization, based on a different approach (volume rendering, as opposed to surface rendering for CTVol). CTVox does not rely on geometric models generated by CT-Analyzer but works directly on the reconstructed cross sections. Volume rendering is ideally suited to visualize in 3D the inner structure of scanned objects in a very flexible and intuitive manner. Features and navigation controls are very similar to those of CTVol, facilitating the adoption of the software for users familiar with CTVol.

  • 3D navigation controls allows manipulating both object and camera
  • A flexible clipping tool allows producing cut-away views
  • Three different rendering modes are supported (volume render, maximum intensity projection = MIP, attenuation maps)
  • Transfer Function Editor is used to control appearance of the rendering
  • Background selection, including custom scenery
  • A "flight recorder" for fast creation of "fly around" and "fly through" animations based on the selection of several key frames with automatic interpolation in between
  • Imaging possibilities include 3D stereo viewing

DataViewer Visualization

The reconstructed set of slices can be flexibly viewed in SkyScan's "DataViewer" program. Images are displayed as a slice-by-slice movie. DataViewer also has a viewing mode with three intersecting orthogonal slices centered at any selected point inside the reconstructed volume, which can be turned and each intersecting slice independently moved by simple mouse control. DataViewer includes possibility to rotate reconstructed volume around any axis and resample reconstructed dataset in any alternative orientation. Additional features include 4th dimension for compression/tension and time-resolved tomography, variable smoothing, saving interpolated datasets in saggital or coronal section, measuring and saving distances and intensity profiles.

For the latest releases of the SkyScan software please visit SkyScan's website

If you need any assistance please contact us at 1-866-334-4674 or info@microphotonics.com.