ICTMS 2017

Faculty of Engineering, LTH

3rd International Conference on Tomography of Materials and Structures

Lund, Sweden, 26th – 30th June 2017 

Pre-conference Workshop II


Analysis & Visualization of Scientific CT-Data with VGStudio MAX 3.0


Monday 26th June 1330-1700


Offered by Volume Graphics GmbH

There is no additional fee for participation, but registration must be made in advance through the ICTMS registration form or by contacting the ICTMS organizers directly.

VGSTUDIO MAX 3.0 is the high-end software for the visualization and analysis of tomography data. It doesn’t matter which technique you use for acquiring the image stacks. Volume Graphics software will work equally well on various kinds of data, such as: industrial X-ray CT, medical X-ray CT, synchrotron tomography, neutron tomography, or MRI.

In this workshop, we will introduce you to VGSTUDIO MAX 3.0. First, we will show you the basic elements of the program – the user interface, how to determine surfaces with subvoxel accuracy for the highest precision and smallest details, some basic instruments and tools for visualization, and how to work natively with voxel, point cloud, mesh, and CAD data altogether.


After this short introduction, we will focus on three topics:

  • Segmentation possibilities with VGSTUDIO MAX 3.0

In order to define different components, materials, etc., Volume Graphics software offers you powerful yet easy-to-use segmentation tools. You will get an insight of how to segment volume data sets into individual parts or regions of interest quickly.

  • Introduction to the Foam Structure Analysis Module

The Foam Structure Analysis Module for VGSTUDIO MAX makes it possible to determine cell or granular structures of materials, ranging from synthetically manufactured materials to naturally occurring foam structures, porous structures in geomaterials, or sand columns, for example. With this module, you can segment the volume data into single cells/grains, struts, and contact surfaces and obtain numerous statistical values for further analysis.

  • Demonstration of fluid flow simulation studies with VGSTUDIO MAX 3.0

The Transport Phenomena Module for VGSTUDIO MAX 3.0 allows you to perform pore-scale flow and diffusion simulations on data such as CT scans of soil and rock samples or other porous or multi-component materials. You will see how to perform microstructure level virtual experiments directly on CT scans of a geomaterial – with no meshing required. Homogenized material properties are calculated, like absolute permeability, tortuosity, formation factor, or porosity. We will also show you how to compute the pore size distribution and the capillary pressure drainage curve in a virtual MICP (mercury injection capillary pressure) experiment.


Attendees must bring their own laptops fulfilling the minimum system requirements*) for course participation, and install our software VGSTUDIO MAX 3.0 in advance. How to obtain the installation package and a temporary license will be e-mailed to registered participants about one week before the workshop.


*) The minimum system requirements for your laptops are:

PC Intel® Core™2 Duo, 8 GB RAM, high-end graphics card with a 1280 x 1024 resolution monitor, Windows 7, 64-bit system, 3-button mouse with scroll wheel. More detailed information can be found on our website



If you want to make the most out of VGSTUDIO MAX, or don't have access to a laptop fulfilling the system requirements, please take part in one of our training courses, which you can find via our website. We even offer special trainings dedicated to the scientific use of VGSTUDIO MAX.

Duration: 4:30 h (including a coffee break)


Claudia Fricke (Technical Solutions Expert)

Dr.rer.nat. Sandra Engels (Application Specialist Science & Research)

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