Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/79012
Title: Visualization of 3D neuron
Authors: Ganesan Vishalini
Keywords: Engineering::Computer science and engineering
Issue Date: 2019
Abstract: This project designs a program that can reconstruct a 3D structure of a neuron based on the data extracted from a SWC file and encodes the 3D structure in POV-Ray format for visualization. The objective was to create a means to visualize the complex structure of a neuron using POV-Ray. The Camera, Light Source and Background are defined in a POV-Ray file. A program was written in C language to read the values of the relevant SWC file and create Sphere Sweep objects with a linear spline in POVRay file according to the values. The output is a reconstruction of a neuron that is precise, with a smooth appearance and an interactive 3D rendered image of the reconstruction. In addition, the project proposes a method to generate a sequence of 3D images of the neuron reconstruction, with varying angles of camera rotation, that can be compiled to create an animation of a seemingly rotating neuron. The program presented in this project can be an effective tool for analysing the complex features of a neuron structure and hence, help in understanding the human brain.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10356/79012
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
Appears in Collections:SCSE Student Reports (FYP/IA/PA/PI)

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NeuronReconstructionProgram.c
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reconstructedNeuron.pov
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POV-Ray output file48.22 kBUnknownView/Open
reconstructedNeuron.ini
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