In this post we take a first look at Rhino3DMedical and see how we interact with the user interface. For an introduction about automation of workflows and Rhino3DMedical-Grasshopper, we invite the reader to look at our Grasshopper-related blog posts, e.g. Process medical images using Grasshopper, Analyze medical images using Grasshopper.
User interface overview
Rhino3DMedical is embedded in Rhino 6 through a menu and a toolbar. They are both found in the top area of Rhino 6, under the menu item Rhino3DMedical for the menu, and as a set of icons (Open Image, Image Analysis, Segmentation, Mesh Repair, Image Filters) for the toolbar. These will in turn call tabs or windows to use Rhino3DMedical tools.
It is possible to change the location of the toolbar. To do so just click on it (left to Open Image) and drag it around.
Opening and moving tabs
We first open an image with the menu or toolbar item Open Image.
We click on the menu or toolbar item Image Analysis to display the image analysis tab. It contains tools to select region of interest, set contrast and set threshold.
We can move the window as a separate element, by clicking on top over the blue frame displaying Rhinoceros. We can also click over the tab name Image Analysis and move it to the rest of Rhino tabs, at the right area.
We click on the menu or toolbar item Segmentation to display the image analysis tab. It has tools to extract surfaces from threshold-based segmentation, region growing segmentation and manual segmentation.
As we did before with the image analysis tab, it is possible to move the segmentation tab around and dock it to the rest of Rhino tabs.
We click on the menu or toolbar item Mesh Repair to display the mesh repair tab. It processes meshes to extract largest regions, fill holes, smoothening and remeshing.
As we did before with the image analysis and segmentation tabs, it is possible to move the mesh repair tab around and dock it to the rest of Rhino tabs.
We click on the menu or toolbar item Image Filters to display the image filters tab. It contains tools to process images to perform smoothening, gradient, morphological filters, etc.
Putting tabs together
After opening all tabs, we can join them in a single window by clicking over a tab name and dragging it next to another one. We can close the whole window by clicking on the X button at the top right corner.