The version 3.1 includes the following new features:
Annotations - This function allows to add annotations to the
sequence and its elements (categories, objects, dot sets, etc.); add annotations
to the measures taken in the 3D View (segments and angles) and to the points of
interest selected in the 3D View.
Annotations can be shared and exchanged between collaborators and students. This is done by exporting/importing annotations between BioVis3D and BioVis3D Viewer.
BioVis3D – Export to BioVis3D Viewer - BioVis3D exports the sequence information, annotations, slices' images and 3D models, into BioVis3D Viewer. Successive updates can be exported as well, so collaborative work is promoted since colleagues, scientists and students can exchange 3D models and annotate them.
BioVis3D – Import Annotations - The annotations exported from BioVis3D Viewer can be imported to the actual sequence. In this way, collaborative work is promoted since colleagues, scientists and students can exchange 3D models and annotate them.
Sequence loaded shown - The loaded sequence is shown in the title bar of BioVis3D.
BioVis3D is now fully compatible with 64 bits Windows versions. Known incompatibility issues were solved.
An incompatibility with certain TIFF files, which did not allow to show these files within a sequence, was also solved.
2D View - New features
Export Slice to Image - This function saves the current view of the slice to an image file. This includes the image of the slice with the current zoom applied and the contours, dot sets and paths, if shown. This allows to save high definition images. The image can be saved in the following image file formats: PNG, TIFF, JPEG, BMP.
Expand All Contours to Next Slice / Expand All Contours to Previous Slice - This function expands all the contours that belong to the current slice to the next / previous slice.
Show All / Hide All - If the Sequence element is selected, this function shows / hides all contours, dot sets and paths of the slice.
Select the closest element - This function selects the contour, dot set or path which is closer to the mouse pointer. The element is selected in the Object Explorer and in the slice view.
Move / Resize contour - This function allows to move and resize the selected contour to adjust it to the present image. This function and the Fit contour to image function allow to properly adjust a contour to the underlying image.
Delete / Move several nodes at once - This function allows to select several nodes / dots at once to delete or move them. This is specially useful after using the Automatic Contour Detection tool, after expanding or copying contours and dot sets from one slice to another one, and after using the Fit Contour to Image function.
Accelerators - Accelerators were added to do several tasks when editing a slice, which avoid mouse moving and clicking.
3D View – New features
Record movie - This function records a movie that includes the actions taken in the 3D View.
Export Scene to Image - The Export Scene to Image function was improved: the image can be scaled to obtain higher definition images; the image can be saved in the following image file formats: PNG, TIFF, JPEG, BMP.
3D scene navigation improved - The 3D scene navigation was changed to achieve more accurate movements.
Fly to point - This function allows to bring the point under the mouse to the center of the 3D View (the 3D scene is scaled and translated accordingly).
Improvement to the manipulation of large 3D models - The 3D model manipulation (rotation, translation, scale, etc.) has been improved so that large models can be translated, rotated and scaled faster in the 3D View, and when generating movies of them.
Measure Segments - This function allows to measure segments in a 3D scene. This is, the distance between two points selected by the user, where each point is over an element of the 3D scene. The element can be an object, a dot or a path.
Measure Angles - This function allows to measure angles in a 3D scene. This is, the angle between three points selected by the user, where each point is over an element of the 3D scene. The element can be an object, a dot or a path.
Select Points of Interest - This function allows to select points of interest in a 3D scene, where each point is over an element of the 3D scene. The element is an object, a dot or a path.
The software BioVis3D Viewer is not included with BioVis3D. It is sold and delivered independently.
The BioVis3D Viewer allows to:
Visualize, manipulate and analyze 3D models generated with BioVis3D. It has all the features of the 3D View of BioVis3D (except for the ones to edit slices).
Export images and VRML files of 3D scenes.
Take measures (segments and angles) and select points of interest in a 3D scene.
Annotate elements of the sequence (the sequence itself, objects, paths, dot sets), measures and points of interest.
Exchange annotations between BioVis3D Viewer and BioVis3D (export and import annotations).
Configure the 3D Model settings as required (the same ones are available in BioVis3D): Object rendering, Background color, Contour color, Contour radius, Enable X axis, Enable Y axis, Enable Z axis, Axes color.
The BioVis3D Viewer is intended for:
Sharing and exchanging 3D models with colleagues and collaborators.
Using 3D models for educational purposes, allowing students to interact with 3D models themselves.
Sharing and exchanging annotations with collaborators or students.
The BioVis3D Viewer is not intended for:
Building 3D models. They have to be built with BioVis3D and exported to BioVis3D Viewer.
Editing sequence properties.
Editing slices' information.
See the features that were included in the version 3.0