Importing Curve Data and Lofting a Solid

Application ID: 54331

One of the possible formats when working with scanned data is text files with coordinate data created from images for the slices of an MRI or CT scan. This is an example with 3D coordinate files from the cross sections of the different levels of a human head. Each coordinate file represents a curve of the outer surface of the head in that particular level.

In short, the procedure includes creating curve objects of each of the text files, making sure the points are aligned in the loft direction by partitioning the edges of the curves, and lofting the curves into a solid. As a last step, edges will be hidden to get a nice-looking shape.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: