[slicer-users] very basic question about models

Anka Kochanowska anka at bic.mni.mcgill.ca
Tue Jun 1 13:39:59 EDT 2010


Thank you very much!

I think, that my confusion is caused by the fact that some of the loaded
data shows as model, some does not.

I went through tutorials before I sent the question.
I understood model as representation of data...

Anka

On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 12:46 PM, Isaiah Norton <inorton at partners.org> wrote:

> Hi Anka,
>
> Please see the Slicer Minute Tutorial for some example uses, available
> here:
>
> http://www.slicer.org/slicerWiki/index.php/Slicer3.4:Training
>
> Also see Part 3 of the Slicer Visualization Tutorial from the same page
> for a demonstration of model creation and modification tools
>
> "Models" are used to represent various 3D structured data - most often
> surfaces (ie: organ, bone, cortex, or tumor border). Internally, models
> are represented as VTK datatypes specifying various fundamental geometry
> such as point clouds, hyperstreamlines, or simple polygon vertices.
> There are links to VTK documentation sources on the Slicer.org developer
> orientation page.
>
> -Isaiah
>
>
> On Tue, 2010-06-01 at 11:58 -0400, Anka Kochanowska wrote:
> > Hi!
> > I am a little bit confused and cannot find Slicer's definition of
> > model so, my questions are:
> >
> > What is model?
> > What is it for?
> > How is it used?
> >
> > Is there a document that will tell me this?
> > I am using Slicer 3.4 and it is not in the Documentation 3.4.
> >
> > Anka
> >
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