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Virtual Reality Neuron Tracer (Steam VR)

Virtual Reality Neuron Tracer (Steam VR)

Virtual Reality Neuron Tracer (Steam VR)

System: Valve Index & HTC Vive
Price at Time Of Review: Free
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Tool
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing or Sitting
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 50

Description: The Virtual Reality Neuron Tracer (VRNT) is a tool for visualizing and tracing neurons from scanned 3D tissue in virtual reality. VRNT allows you to view and work with your data directly in 3D, providing more natural and intuitive interaction, leading to faster insights and better understanding. To support integration into your existing pipeline, VRNT supports common forms of TIFF Z-slices and TIFF directories, loads and stores traces in the NLXML format used by NeuroLucida, and auto-saves your traces to allow you to easily pause and resume work. VRNT also supports datasets beyond the RAM capacity of the machine, by leveraging an on-demand streaming architecture. The streaming architecture supports both TIFF files and the IDX file format for better performance. Using our tool you can also easily convert your data to IDX for faster streaming performance.

Review: While almost no-one is going to need a Neuron Tracer this is another use of VR that I never thought possible. But yet this free tool is here for all those who want it. While I have no idea if it is any good or not I can comment on how easy it is to use and I found it was pretty straight forward to use, but the list of tools was a little basic. But hey! It’s free, it works OK without crashing and I am sure someone will find it very useful.

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