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TRAKO Integration to 3D Slicer
- Daniel Haehn (University of Massachusetts Boston)
- Steve Pieper (Isomics)
- Lauren O’Donnell, Yogesh Rathi (BWH)
TRAKO is a new file format that stores streamlines and associated per-vertex and per-fiber data as glTF containers with compression. We will investigate how to best integrate TRAKO with 3D Slicer.
We want to make it possible to read and write TRAKO (.TKO) files using 3D Slicer.
Approach and Plan
- Start with the pip-installable
trako package to make an importer and exporter
- Integrate TRAKO with the MRML scene architecture.
- Consider architecture and options for a C++ implementation
Progress and Next Steps
- We created ScriptedModule for SlicerDMRI (pull request open) that allows loading and saving of .TKO files.
- We had to modify some things on Trako’s side to make this work and cut a new release 0.3.5.dev9.
- Steps required so far to make it work: 1) build Slicer + SlicerDMRI w/ pull request #145, and then 2) pip_install(‘trako’) in the slicer
- We now need JC’s TrakoDracoPy wheels for all platforms and then update the SlicerDMRI extension to tie everything together.
- Prototype implementation: https://github.com/pieper/SlicerDMRI/commit/1cfcbbc61d58588021de7a2e1ad8aafbf53274c1
Background and References
TRAKO repository: https://github.com/bostongfx/trako