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Analysis and Estimation

Shapeworks is an open-source distribution of a new method
for constructing compact statistical point-based models
of ensembles of similar shapes that does not rely on
any specific surface parameterization.


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Overview
The ShapeWorks software is an open-source distribution of a new method for constructing compact statistical point-based models of ensembles of similar shapes that does not rely on any specific surface parameterization. The method requires very little preprocessing or parameter tuning, and is applicable to a wide range of shape analysis problems, including nonmanifold surfaces and objects of arbitrary topology. The proposed correspondence point optimization uses an entropy-based minimization that balances the simplicity of the model (compactness) with the accuracy of the surface representations. The ShapeWorks software includes tools for preprocessing data, computing point-based shape models, and visualizing the results.

ShapeWorksRemote wraps the functionality of ShapeWorks into an easy-to-use UI and allows computation to be performed in a Client/Server setting.




If you use ShapeWorks in work that leads to published research, we humbly ask that you add the following to the 'Acknowledgments' section of your paper: "This project was supported by grants from the National Center for Research Resources (5P41RR012553-15) and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (8 P41 GM103545-15) from the National Institutes of Health."