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What input formats does lddmm-surface work with?
The Surface Matching programs use the ivcon library for image data file format conversion, so any data format supported by ivcon can be used. The applications also use GTS (the Gnu Triangulated Surface library), so the gts format for a triangulated surface is best.
GTS data can be converted to other formats and viewed with other
visualization tools. The program gts2stl (included in the standard
installation of the GTS library) can convert a gts image to "Stereo
Lithography" format, which can be viewed using the open source application
It is necessary to get an account on the CIS file system to use lddmm-surface
at this time. To get an account, please contact Anthony Kolasny (see the
The lddmm-surface programs reside in the /cis/project/software/lddmm-surface directory. There are subdirectories for each architecture for which lddmm-surface is currently available. These include cygwin, i686, ia64, and x86_64 (for a Unix OS, type "arch" to determine your machine's architecture). Read the manual for a description of the input parameters.
Last Modified: Monday, 25th April, 2011 @ 11:20am