shapeworks  
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
Specifications
User Documentation
Relevant Papers
Support

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.


Shapeworks Acknowledgement
Shapeworks License


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 the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under grant number P41GM103545."




Shapeworks is available for free and is open source under the MIT License

The MIT License Copyright (c) 2012 Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, University of Utah. License for the specific language governing rights and limitations under Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.


Specifications

 

  • Graphics cards must support OpenGL 2.0 or greater. (not available on older Intel embedded graphics cards)
  • Windows: XP or better
  • OS X: 10.6 -10.7

User Documentation




Relevant Papers

The following selected papers give background on the methods used in ShapeWorks and a sample of the areas ShapeWorks has been applied:

J. Cates, P.T. Fletcher, M. Styner, H. Hazlett, R.T. Whitaker. "Particle-Based Shape Analysis of Multi-Object Complexes," In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI '08), Lecture Notes In Computer Science (LCNS), pp. 477--485. 2008. ISBN: 978-3-540-85987-1

J. Cates, P.T. Fletcher, Z. Warnock, R.T. Whitaker. "A Shape Analysis Framework for Small Animal Phenotyping with Application to Mice with a Targeted Disruption of Hoxd11," In Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI '08), pp. 512--516. 2008. DOI: 10.1109/ISBI.2008.4541045

K.B. Jones, M. Datar, S. Ravichandran, H. Jin, E. Jurrus, R.T. Whitaker, M.R. Capecchi. "Toward an Understanding of the Short Bone Phenotype Associated with Multiple Osteochondromas," In Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Vol. 31, No. 4, pp. 651--657. 2013.

M.D. Harris, M. Datar, R.T. Whitaker, E.R. Jurrus, C.L. Peters, A.E. Anderson. "Statistical Shape Modeling of Cam Femoroacetabular Impingement," In Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Vol. 31, No. 10, pp. 1620--1626. 2013.



Support

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