Cannot upload images!


#1

Hi there,

I tried to upload images and everytime it's not possible with this reply message:
Unable to upload image(s). This image type: '...' is not supported.
I tried different type of images, like jpg, btm, png, tiff, pdf.

Can anybody tell me why it does not work?


#2

File types with jpg, png, tiff, etc... contain 2D image data. Right now ProfilmOnline only supports 3D surface data. These files are typically in the following format:

  • Filmetrics (.fibpc, .fibps)
  • IgorPro (.ibw)
  • SpipAscii (.asc)
  • Surface (.sur)
  • WITec ASCII export (.dat)
  • WykoVeeco (.opd)

#3

You can see a complete list of image file formats that are supported by clicking Supported file formats and browsers.


#4

Can anybody recommend SW tools to convert a generic stack of 2D images (jpg, bmp, png, etc) or other point cloud or stl-like files into these 3D surface formats that are currently supported by Profilmonline? Thanks!


#5

You can convert a stack of images into a 3D data set using 3D Slicer. Unfortunately, such a data set is not suitable for use with ProfilmOnline because each x-y location has multiple z (height) values. ProfilmOnline is designed for visualizing and analyzing data that can be represented as a function of x and y (single value for each x-y location).

For displaying 3D models, such as would be generated using a stack of 2D image slices, we recommend Sketchfab.