meshconvert [ options ]  input output
  • input: the input mesh file
  • output: the output mesh file


convert meshes between different formats, and apply transformations.


  • -binary write the output file in binary format

Options for applying spatial transformations to vertices

  • -transform_first2real image transform vertices from FSL FIRST’s native corrdinate space to real space
  • -transform_real2first image transform vertices from FSL real space to FIRST’s native corrdinate space
  • -transform_voxel2real image transform vertices from voxel space to real space
  • -transform_real2voxel image transform vertices from real space to voxel space

Standard options

  • -info display information messages.
  • -quiet do not display information messages or progress status.
  • -debug display debugging messages.
  • -force force overwrite of output files. Caution: Using the same file as input and output might cause unexpected behaviour.
  • -nthreads number use this number of threads in multi-threaded applications (set to 0 to disable multi-threading)
  • -failonwarn terminate program if a warning is produced
  • -help display this information page and exit.
  • -version display version information and exit.

Author: Robert E. Smith (

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