[vtk-developers] Assimp integration

Stuart Axon stuaxo2 at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 22 17:08:47 EST 2016

Hi Nick,    Do you have a git repo for this?
Maybe it's worth making a pull request.

    On Thursday, December 22, 2016 8:45 PM, "Milef, Nicholas Boris" <milefn at rpi.edu> wrote:

 @Sean That's what I what I was thinking as well. Some of the more comprehensive ones (such as Collada) are difficult to write importers for.
Is this something that could be added? For iMSTK, we need some features that are not currently supported by the existing file formats.
From: Alexis Girault [alexis.girault at kitware.com]
Sent: Friday, December 09, 2016 4:59 PM
To: Sean McBride
Cc: Milef, Nicholas Boris; vtk-developers at vtk.org
Subject: Re: [vtk-developers] Assimp integration

For reference: http://www.assimp. org/main_features_formats.html

Alexis Girault
R&D Engineer in Medical Computing
Kitware, Inc.

(919) 969-6990 x325

On Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 4:46 PM, Sean McBride <sean at rogue-research.com> wrote:

On Thu, 8 Dec 2016 22:15:15 +0000, Milef, Nicholas Boris said:

>I integrated Assimp into VTK as part of a project. For those unfamiliar,
>it's a 3D model loader library that imports many file formats (and
>exports a few). It also has optional post-processing features for
>simplifying/cleaning up meshes. Would this be of any use in VTK?
>I needed to integrate it for my specific case because I needed to use
>Collada since it supported vertex weights (and none of the current VTK
>import formats support this).


I've never heard of Assimp, but it looks pretty cool and useful for our own uses of VTK.  We use VTK to read ply and stl files, and if VTK could read even more formats via this library that'd be great, since users tend to have all sorts of wacky files.


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