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Bug 3438 - improve support for SKANECT files

Reported 2018-07-09 23:41:00 +0200
Modified 2019-08-10 12:37:28 +0200
Product: FieldTrip
Component: fileio
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC
Operating System: Mac OS
Importance: P5 normal
Assigned to: Robert Oostenveld
Depends on:
See also:

Robert Oostenveld - 2018-07-09 23:41:05 +0200

Andy (CC) reported that ft_read_headshape does not support the obj and ply files generated by the SKANET system. He sent two example files by email.

Robert Oostenveld - 2018-07-09 23:42:07 +0200

I guess it is

Robert Oostenveld - 2018-07-09 23:57:22 +0200

Both the OBJ and the PLY file were slightly different from the ones we had seen before, but adding support for both of then was not too hard. I made some code updates and merged them in the release version at Please download the latest version and should work for you. Note that the PLY loads much faster than the OBJ, since its internal structure is much easier.

Robert Oostenveld - 2019-08-10 12:37:28 +0200

This closes a whole series of bugs that have been resolved (either FIXED/WONTFIX/INVALID) for quite some time. If you disagree, please file a new issue on