VTK/Examples/Boneyard/Cylinder

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This example creates a minimal visualization program, demonstrating VTK's basic rendering and pipeline creation.

See also the Java, Python and Tcl versions of this example.

Cylinder.cxx

#include "vtkCylinderSource.h"
#include "vtkPolyDataMapper.h"
#include "vtkActor.h"
#include "vtkRenderer.h"
#include "vtkRenderWindow.h"
#include "vtkRenderWindowInteractor.h"
#include "vtkProperty.h"
#include "vtkCamera.h"
#include "vtkSmartPointer.h"

int main()
{
  // This creates a polygonal cylinder model with eight circumferential facets
  // (i.e, in practice an octagonal prism).
  vtkSmartPointer<vtkCylinderSource> cylinder =
    vtkSmartPointer<vtkCylinderSource>::New();
  cylinder->SetResolution(8);

  // The mapper is responsible for pushing the geometry into the graphics library.
  // It may also do color mapping, if scalars or other attributes are defined.
  vtkSmartPointer<vtkPolyDataMapper> cylinderMapper =
    vtkSmartPointer<vtkPolyDataMapper>::New();
  cylinderMapper->SetInputConnection(cylinder->GetOutputPort());

  // The actor is a grouping mechanism: besides the geometry (mapper), it
  // also has a property, transformation matrix, and/or texture map.
  // Here we set its color and rotate it around the X and Y axes.
  vtkSmartPointer<vtkActor> cylinderActor =
    vtkSmartPointer<vtkActor>::New();
  cylinderActor->SetMapper(cylinderMapper);
  cylinderActor->GetProperty()->SetColor(1.0000, 0.3882, 0.2784);
  cylinderActor->RotateX(30.0);
  cylinderActor->RotateY(-45.0);

  // The renderer generates the image
  // which is then displayed on the render window.
  // It can be thought of as a scene to which the actor is added
  vtkSmartPointer<vtkRenderer> renderer =
    vtkSmartPointer<vtkRenderer>::New();
  renderer->AddActor(cylinderActor);
  renderer->SetBackground(0.1, 0.2, 0.4);
  // Zoom in a little by accessing the camera and invoking its "Zoom" method.
  renderer->ResetCamera();
  renderer->GetActiveCamera()->Zoom(1.5);

  // The render window is the actual GUI window
  // that appears on the computer screen
  vtkSmartPointer<vtkRenderWindow> renderWindow =
    vtkSmartPointer<vtkRenderWindow>::New();
  renderWindow->SetSize(200, 200);
  renderWindow->AddRenderer(renderer);

  // The render window interactor captures mouse events
  // and will perform appropriate camera or actor manipulation
  // depending on the nature of the events.
  vtkSmartPointer<vtkRenderWindowInteractor> renderWindowInteractor =
    vtkSmartPointer<vtkRenderWindowInteractor>::New();
  renderWindowInteractor->SetRenderWindow(renderWindow);

  // This starts the event loop and as a side effect causes an initial render.
  renderWindowInteractor->Start();

  return 0;
}

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CMakeLists.txt

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 2.8)

PROJECT(Cylinder)

find_package(VTK REQUIRED)
include(${VTK_USE_FILE})

add_executable(Cylinder MACOSX_BUNDLE Cylinder.cxx)

if(VTK_LIBRARIES)
  target_link_libraries(Cylinder ${VTK_LIBRARIES})
else()
  target_link_libraries(Cylinder vtkHybrid vtkWidgets)
endif()

Download and Build Cylinder

Click here to download Cylinder. and its CMakeLists.txt file.

Once the tarball Cylinder.tar has been downloaded and extracted,

cd Cylinder/build 
  • If VTK is installed:
cmake ..
  • If VTK is not installed but compiled on your system, you will need to specify the path to your VTK build:
cmake -DVTK_DIR:PATH=/home/me/vtk_build ..

Build the project:

make

and run it:

./Cylinder

WINDOWS USERS PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to add the VTK bin directory to your path. This will resolve the VTK dll's at run time.