Sea shell measurements and visualization

Zac bin Khalik – Naturalis Biodiversity Center, The Netherlands

Naturalis uses Avizo to obtain quantitative measurements on sea shells to quantify the process of shell development and compare different specimens.

After extracting the surface of the shell, defining its axis, and interactively tracing a path spiraling around the shell, quantitative measurements are extracted to characterize the specimen and compare it with others.

How Amira-Avizo Software is used

The measurement process has been performed using a custom Python script object developed in collaboration with Amira-Avizo expert support team.