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Introduction and Acknowledgements

Extension: SlicerToKiwiExporter
Acknowledgments: This work is part of the National Alliance for Medical Image Computing (NAMIC), funded by the National Institutes of Health through the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research, Grant U54 EB005149.
Author: Jean-Christophe Fillion-Robin (Kitware)
Contributor1: Pat Marion (Kitware)
Contributor2: Steve Pieper (Isomics, Inc.)
Contributor3: Atsushi Yamada (Shiga University of Medical Science)
Contact: Jean-Christophe Fillion-Robin, <email></email>

Kitware, Inc.  
Isomics, Inc.  
Shiga University of Medical Science  

Module Description

The SlicerToKiwiExporter module provides Slicer user with any easy way to export models into a KiwiViewer scene file.

KiwiViewer is a free, open-source visualization app for exploring scientific and medical datasets that runs on Android and iOS mobile devices with multi-touch interaction. KiwiViewer supports a variety of file formats, including obj, stl, ply, and vtk. Datasets may be loaded into KiwiViewer from the SD card, email attachments, or Midas, or DropBox, or downloaded from a URL.

The following tutorials will provide steo-by-step instructions to:

Use Cases

Interactively show an audience models created using slicer on an iPad.


Saving a MRML scene as KiwiViewer scene file

Uploading KiwiViewer Scene file to Midas

  1. Create an account on the extension server: by clicking on the Register link in the top right corner

  2. Slicer-midas-extensions-server-registration.png

    This image shows the top portion of after it has been expanded by clicking the Register button.

  3. Go to NA-MIC community and click on Join community

  4. If not already done, send an email on the slicer users list asking to be granted write permission on the KiwiViewer folder.

    Subject: Asking permission to write to the KiwiViewer folder
    I am user KiwiView application to [...]
    Could you grant user YourUserName write access to the KiwiViewer folder ?
  5. Go to, click on Communities (1) and select "NA-MIC" (2)

    SlicerToKiwiExporter-UploadMidas SelectNAMIC Community.png

  6. Browse, select the destination folder "Kiwiviewer" (3) and click on "Upload here" (4)

    SlicerToKiwiExporter-UploadMidas Upload.png

  7. Select one or more files (5) and click "Upload" button (6)

    SlicerToKiwiExporter-UploadMidas SelectFile-and-upload.png

  8. Upload is complete

    SlicerToKiwiExporter-UploadMidas complete.png

Loading KiwiViewer Scene file from Midas

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