.dcm to .obj

Can any module of rhino convert a .dcm file (3D file colored) to .obj file format (3D file colored)?

Hello - dcm is an image format, as far as I can tell, and the obj we deal with in Rhino is a mesh or surfaces format in 3d… it seems like not exactly as straightforward ‘conversion’ - what are trying to do?


Hello, thanks for your response. In fact .dcm is a colored 3d mesh file coming from a 3d scanner. I just need to know if I can use Rhino to convert dcm to obj. the purpose is only the conversion.

Hello - Can you post a small example?



Hey Pascal,

Please find a sample .dcm file under this link https://we.tl/t-qK5dToEeZw

Hello - thanks - I was hoping it was a text format but it is binary so there’s not much I can see. I do not know of any conversion for this, but it may exist… possibly via stl format - if you can get that far, then Rhino can handle the obj export.


Hello, thanks a lot for your help. Problem is if I change dcm to stl (which is easily doable) the file will lose color and then converting stl to obj will give a file with no color (which is a very important factor for me).

I tried to open you file with Paraview and it didn’t open. It seems that you have a XML DCM
Paraview open that

You will have to make your own reader !
https://sourceforge.net/projects/gdcm/ ?