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# Imaris XT for Import/Export SWC
This is Python XTensions for importing/exporting SWC files into/from Imaris
by Sarun Gulyanon, 28 July 2018, adapted by Christoph Sommer 31 January 2022.
by Sarun Gulyanon, 28 July 2018
(adapted by Christoph Sommer 31 January 2022)
## Installation ##
- Install [Python Anaconda](https://www.anaconda.com/download/) (tested on Anaconda 5.2)
- Install [Python Anaconda](https://www.anaconda.com/download/) (tested on Anaconda 5.2)
- Open "Anaconda prompt" from windows Start menu
- Create new python environment by typing and execute command: "conda create -n imaris_XT_py27 python=2.7 numpy -y" (without ")
- Activate that environment by: "conda activate imaris_XT_py27" (without ")
- Retrieve full path of environment's python executable: "where python" and copy displayed path to clip-board (used later)
- Create new python environment by typing and execute command: `conda create -n imaris_XT_py27 python=2.7 numpy -y`
- Activate that environment by: `conda activate imaris_XT_py27`
- Retrieve full path of environment's python executable: `where python` and copy displayed path to clip-board (used later)
- Put `importswc.py` and `exportswc.py` in Python XTensions folder, e.g., `C:\Program Files\Bitplane\Imaris x64 9.2.0\XT\python`
- Link Python to Imaris by select Files > Preferences.. > CustomTools, and browse the Python 2.7 Application, e.g., `<folder>/Anaconda2/python.exe` <-- (copy from clip-board)
- Link the Python XTensions folder by select Files > Preferences.. > CustomTools, and add the XTensions Folders, e.g., `C:\Program Files\Bitplane\Imaris x64 9.2.0\XT\python\`
## How to Use ##
To import SWC,
To import SWC,
1. First, open the image volume.
2. Go to Image Processing > Import SWC as Filament
3. Select the SWC file using the dialog.
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