In article <1994Feb7.212126.870 at earlham.edu> , koprivu at earlham.edu writes:
>> I was wondering whether anyone could answer this question for me. I am
> interested in making digital 3-D models ofvarious nuclei in the rat
> brain, and I have sections of the brain digitized in TIFF format. What
> software (shareware or not) would be able to do this for me? What would
> the steps be?
>> Also I would be gratefull to anyone pointing me to a
> dealing specifically with neural imaging.
>> Feel free to email: KOPRIVU at EARLHAM.EDU
There is a software program called "IMAGE" that was developed by Wayne
Rasband at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that may be of use to
you. While the program is not a "3D" only piece of software it does
have the capability to create 3D images from a series of TIFF images
givn the section thickness etc.. It is also FREE! It is actually a
very good program that has macro capability as well as the ability to
incorporate new original code (pascal) into its structure for
customizing. I've used it a fair amount for other things and can
vouch for its completeness and ease of use. It can be downloaded on
the internet via anonymous FTP at zippy.nimh.nih.gov (188.8.131.52)
in the /pub/nih-image directory (current version=nih-image152.hqx).
Source is also available there. Try it out, I think you'll enjoy it.
Drop me a line if I can be of any further help.
Jerry Clayton: claytonj at essex.hsc.colorado.edu
(Univ. of Colo. Health Sci. Center; Denver, Colorado)