View Full Version : Convert Slicer-3D VTK files into STL files

unknown user
03-10-2009, 12:32 AM

for a couple of days now I've tried to convert the output files of Slicer 3D
into another format (preferably STL) with the VTK.exe program. Unfortunately
I always get the same error message (unable to open the vtk-file). Has
anybody a hint where I made the mistake? Below I copied the commands I've
used, which can be found on the Slicer 3D homepage.

vtkPolyDataReader pdr
pdr SetFileName in.vtk
vtkCleanPolyData clean
clean SetInput [pdr GetOutput]
vtkTriangleFilter triangles
triangles SetInput [clean GetOutput]
vtkSTLWriter sw
sw SetFileName out.stl
sw SetInput [triangles GetOutput]
sw SetFileTypeToBinary
sw Write

Thank you in advance for an answer,
best regards,
Andreas Gömmel

Andreas Gömmel
RWTH Aachen University
Lehrstuhl für Baustatik und Baudynamik
(Structural Statics and Dynamics)
Mies-van-der-Rohe-Str. 1
D-52074 Aachen
Tel: +49 - 241 - 80 25 870
Fax: +49 - 241 - 80 22 303
Web: www.lbb.rwth-aachen.de