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Introduction and Acknowledgements

Extension: Add3DText


This project is partially supported by Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No.51005156 and 81171429).

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Author: Fenghe Tang, Xiaojun Chen (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
Contact1: Xiaojun Chen, <email></email>
Contact2: Fenghe Tang, <email></email>

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Module Description

Add3DText is a Slicer Loadable module that allows users to emboss 3D text on the model(.stl format).

Use Cases

Screen shot


  • Panels:
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Module UI
  • 1. MRMLViewTree: To hide/display/delete/rename a model node.
  • 2. Model combo box: Select a model that you want to emboss your text on.
  • 3. Text edit: Type your text here, English Characters & Numbers ONLY.
  • 4. "Set text" button: Confirm your text.
  • 5. "Locate text" button: Click this button, and then click on the model to locate your text.
    • If you want to re-locate your text, click this button again.
  • 6. "Text size" slider: Drag to adjust the size of your text.
  • 7. "OK" button: Apply your text on the model.
    • It will create a NEW model instead of modifying the original one.
  • 8. "Cancel" button: Cancel your operation.

  • Before you locate the text, please first "center the 3D view on the scene", or the text location may be affected.
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Center the 3D ciew on the scene
  • The direction of the text is always from left to right on your screen. To adjust the relative direction of the model and your text, you can rotate the model before locate your text.
Relative direction 1
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Relative direction 2



Information for Developers

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