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convert-pointset

Synopsis

convert-pointset <input>... <output> [options]

Description

Convert point set from one (file) format to another.

If more than one input point sets is given, all input point sets are appended into a single point set before conversion. When all input point sets are of type vtkPolyData, the output point set is of type vtkPolyData. If more than one input point set is given and not all are of type vtkPolyData, the output point set is of type vtkUnstructuredGrid.

The current implementation can only convert between different point set file formats based on the file name extension. Besides the common formats supported by VTK, it can also read/write BrainSuite .dfs files and write a Piecewise Linear Complex (PLC) B-Rep description in the TetGen formats .poly and .smesh. It also supports the Object File Format (.off) used by the CGAL library.

Arguments

input

Input point set file (.vtk, .vtp, .vtu, .stl, .ply, .off, .dfs, .obj).

output

Output point set file (.vtk, .vtp, .vtu, .stl, .ply, .off, .dfs, .node, .poly, .smesh).

Command options

-merge

Merge points of non-polygonal input point sets. (default: off)

-holes

Add a point inside the input surface meshes, except off the first input mesh, to the hole list of the output .poly or .smesh file. (default: no holes)

-nocelldata

Do not write cell data to output file. (default: off)

-nopointdata

Do not write point data to output file. (default: off)

-ascii

Write legacy VTK files encoded in ASCII. (default: off)

-binary

Write legacy VTK files in binary form. (default: on)

-compress

Compress XML VTK files. (default: on)

-nocompress

Do not compress XML VTK files. (default: off)

Standard options

-v, -verbose [n]

Increase/Set verbosity of output messages. (default: 0)

-debug [level]

Increase/Set debug level for output of intermediate results. (default: 0)

-version [major.minor]

Print version and exit or set version to emulate.

-revision

Print revision (or version) number only and exit.

-h, -help

Print help and exit.