Automated 3D Geometric Morphometrics


Software that allows for comparative analysis of 3D digital models representing bones. Unlike other three-dimensional geometric morphometric (3DGM) methods this software uses a fully automated procedure for placing landmarks on the bones. This allows for the alignment of bones followed by measuring distance between bones with minimal user intervention.

The method itself is explained in the PhD thesis of Jesus Puente. The utility of the auto3dgm methods was illustrated in (Boyer et al., Anatomical Record).

In the example provided the input is a set of teeth and the outputs are the aligned teeth, a minimum spanning tree of the teeth, and alignment files.

Instructions: Instructions describing auto3dgm.

Software: Implementations of the method plus some explanation.