Yes you can. Select multiple datasets in the Library and choose the “open” functionality (CRTL+O) or use the “add”, “add recent” or “add from Library” functionality.
Yes, data can be loaded directly into Vesalius3D. Browse to the folder storing the data, select the desired data file, and click “Open”. Note that this dialog only supports data formats that store a volumetric dataset in a single data file. When a set consisting of multiple separate images should be opened, the data first has to be imported using the Vesalius3D Data Library.
The “near plane” is a special plane for the 3D window. It allows users to traverse (fly through) the dataset. It is a cropping plane between the user and the 3D dataset. The plane is fixed and the user can drag the data through the plane creating a first world perspective. “Window – Add Near Plane” or clicking the “right mouse button” in the 3D view and selecting the “Add Near Plane” functionality.
Dolly (pull dataset closer)
Ctrl + left click
Ctrl + middle click
Alt + left click
Shift + right click
Shift + left click
Shift + middle click
Alt + middle click
Ctrl + right click
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Ortogonal planes move along the 3 axis of the data. The planes that share an axis have similar colors. The left and right cropping planes are red, the anterior-posterior planes green and the inferior superior planes are blue.
Oblique planes can be positioned and oriented freely in the 3D view. Oblique planes are shown in a brown-ochre color. When additional oblique planes are added, these planes get a different color.
The near plane is a cropping plane between the user and the 3D dataset. The plane is fixed and the user can drag the data through the plane creating a first world perspective. (Fly through experience). There is only one near plane.
An oblique plane is not fixed and can be oriented freely though the data and the 3D space. There can be multiple oblique planes.
Starting Vesalius3D 2.7.0 high resolution visualization is always on. Our tech wizzards were able to improve the visualization without using additional processing power.
Users always have the high resolution visualization and the on/of feature is no longer needed.
Vesalius3D has several options to optimize your PC for Vesalius3D. See the tutorial video – Optimizing for your PC.
The “Quality” slider (next to each visualization in the datasets panel) allows the user to alter the ratio between the quality of the volume rendering versus the speed of the rendering. The higher the quality is set (slider to the right), the more the rendering speed is impacted. This depends on the quality of the system on which Vesalius3D was installed.
A third optimization is a result of selecting the “render resolution”. This setting allows you to toggle between 8-bit and 16-bit resolution. Enabling 16-bit resolution does impact rendering performance, and degradation in interaction speed may be noticeable. Activating 16 bit rendering is done in the settings menu (“File – Settings – 3D rendering”). The effect is less then choosing the Maximum Dataset Dimensions).
It is very unfortunate that Vesalius3D crashed and it should of course not happen. Please try again and see if the problem reoccurs. If this is the case, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of your workflow before the crash and we will help you the best we can.
This means that the graphical computing power on your computer is not sufficient.
Scale back the Maximum Dataset Dimensions. This limits the memory usage of Vesalius3D. For instance a limit of 512 compared to 1024 reduces the maximum datasize 8 times (2x2x2 as it is a volume). Any dataset that is within the limits is not scaled. Changing the Maximum Dataset Dimensions is done in the settings menu (“File – Settings – 3D rendering”).
If this does not resolve the issue, Vesalius3D can not run with your graphics card. In order to use Vesalius3D please upgrade your graphics card.
It is limited to the size of the hardware you installed the Library on.
The Vesalius3D Library has many search functionalities to locate your data. An easy way is to type the patient name or the current data into the search field.
Under “File – Settings – Application” , the database location is shown.
States can be found in the Library and after opening a dataset (combination of datasets)
From an open dataset states can be found under “Presets – Open Presets – Presentation States”. Thumbnail(s) of the state(s) of the dataset or combination of datasets are now shown.
In the “Library” datasets with a state or mulitple states have a checkmark in the column State. Thumbnail(s) of the state(s) will be shown in the Presentation States window when the corresponding dataset is selected.
Vesalius3D displays presentation states of datasets in the Library. If you feel that all associated datasets are in the Library, then press the “Reload States” button in the “Application Settings” tab of the “Settings” menu.
Protocols are not related to datasets. They apply to all data that matches the set of rules in the protocol. States are related to only a specific dataset or combination of datasets.
Starting Vesalius3D 2.7.0 starting visualizations are used in stead of protocols to open a dataset. This was done to streamline the workprocess. However Protocols are still available and can be found after opening a dataset under “Presets – Open Preset – Protocol”
For optimal performance we recommend these (or higher) system specifications:
|Operating System||Windows 10|
|Video Card||NVIDIA GTX 950 or AMD R7 370|
|Processor||Intel Core i5|
|RAM||8 GB DDR4|
Vesalius3D will work on many Windows-based PC’s and laptops (Windows 7 and 10). Depending the size of the data more resources of your computer are allocated. The most important feature is your Graphical Processing. The better the Graphical card the better the performance. A gaming laptop or a pc with a decent video card will normally be sufficient.
Furthermore Vesalius3D has settings to optimize Vesalius3D for a users computer.
See the tutorial video – Optimizing for your PC.
You can use a free trial license to test your configuration.
Sadly, this is not yet possible. Vesalius3D is optimized to work with Windows and no MAC OS or Linux support has been implemented yet.
You can buy or try out Vesalius3D by visiting our website with these links:
Both of these pages provide you with specific links that enable you to buy Vesalius3D or register for the free trial version. After ordering you will be presented with a download page for the Vesalius3D installer. This page contains the links to the files you have ordered.
Furthermore you will receive an email containing a license and all other important information regarding your trial registration or purchase. This email also contains the links to the files you have ordered. It is sent immediately after the checkout process. If you can’t find the email right away search for an email with the subject “Vesalius3D Checkout”. If you have used a valid email address and still don’t receive this email or if it has been placed in your spam folder please contact email@example.com.
Yes they do. Note that the download page will expire within 12 hours and that the download links in the email will expire within 7 days.
Yes you do. Also the free trial version requires you to have a valid license key for installing the software. This key can only be obtained as explained earlier in this topic.
The expiration period will start after completing the checkout process. Especially for a Vesalius3D Trial user it is therefore recommended that you install and start using Vesalius3D as soon as possible.
If during the installation of Vesalius3D the issued license key doesn’t work and you are sure that you have correctly copied it from the Vesalius3D Checkout email then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes you can. You are however missing out on the latest features and developments. It is recommended to keep your version of Vesalius3D up to date to ensure the best working version of Vesalius3D.
Under “Help – About Vesalius3D” you can find information about your current version of Vesalius3D. As Vesalius3D has two updates per year you can assume that a version older than 6 months needs to be updated. Starting in Version 2.6 there is a button to check if there is a new version available.
From version 2.5, under “Help – License Information” the currently installed version and the most recent released versions are listed. If your version is older than the most recent released version, you can update to a newer version.
If Vesalius3D detects that there is a newer version available it will present you with a screen containing all the necessary information about the newest version including a download link. As described before you can also manually check if there is a newer version available.
Vesalius3D is continuously improved. We want our users to have access to the most up-to-date version therefore you receive a license for one year including all updates. After the first year, you can optionally renew your license at a discounted price to continue to receive updates.
|5 – 10 licenses||5% discount|
|10+ licenses||10% discount|
|20+ licenses||Contact our sales department email@example.com|
No, we currently do not give academic discounts.
Yes, if you want to install Vesalius3D on more than 10 computers you can obtain a site license. Please contact our sales department firstname.lastname@example.org
No, a Vesalius3D license is a single computer license. If you want to use Vesalius3D on multiple computers you need multiple licenses.
Yes. Resellers commit to 20+ licenses per year. Please contact our sales department email@example.com
Instruction Videos come preinstalled with Vesalius3D. You can find them under “Help – Instruction Videos”.
Instruction Videos are also available online https://www.vesalius-3d.com/tutorials
Manuals come preinstalled with Vesalius3D. You can find them under “Help – User Manuals”.
Manuals are also available online https://www.vesalius-3d.com/tutorials
You can find in the folder where you installed Vesalius3D.
You can do this from the Settings Dialog. Go to “File – Settings – Privacy” and check “Remove link to my subscription”.