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The LONI ShapeViewer is a simple, portable geometry viewer that supports the file formats used by CCB researchers and provides their most commonly needed viewing functions. Since it is written in Java, it can run on a wide variety of computers.
DescriptionNeuroimaging Researchers often need to see geometrical shapes relevant to their research. These shapes are typically the surfaces of interesting brain structures. The visualization tools now available do not support the variety of file formats in use, are often far more complex than what is warranted by the needs of the researchers, and are seldom portable across different computers and operating systems.
InstallationBefore running the ShapeViewer, you must verify that you have both Java version 1.6 (or later) and Java3D installed on your machine. You may install the ShapeViewer in any directory. Unpack the Zip archive in which the program is distributed. copy the Java .jar file onto your local file system. This file is located in the ShapeViewer/software directory in the Zip archive.
The LONI ShapeViewer is a simple, portable geometry viewer that supports the file formats used by CCB researchers and provides their most commonly needed viewing functions. Because the LONI ShapeViewer is written in the Java programming language, a single compiled program runs on a wide variety of computers without alteration. ShapeViewer version 2.0.5 displays many surface file formats. ShapeViewer will run on any computer that supports Java 3D v1.3, and Java v1.6 (or greater).