VTK/Examples/Cxx/SimpleOperations/ProjectPointPlane

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This example projects a point onto a plane. To use this example, you must have the CVSHEAD version of VTK (as of 2/2/2010).

ProjectPointPlane.cxx

#include <vtkSmartPointer.h>
#include <vtkPlane.h>

int main(int, char *[])
{
  vtkSmartPointer<vtkPlane> plane = 
      vtkSmartPointer<vtkPlane>::New();
  plane->SetOrigin(0.0, 0.0, 0.0);
  plane->SetNormal(0.0, 0.0, 1.0);
  
  double p[3] = {23.1, 54.6, 9.2};
  double origin[3] = {0.0, 0.0, 0.0};
  double normal[3] = {0.0, 0.0, 1.0};
  double projected[3];
  
  plane->ProjectPoint(p, origin, normal, projected);
 
  std::cout << "Projected: " << projected[0] << " " 
            << projected[1] << " " << projected[2] << std::endl;
  
  return EXIT_SUCCESS;
}

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CMakeLists.txt

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 2.8)

PROJECT(ProjectPointPlane)

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

add_executable(ProjectPointPlane MACOSX_BUNDLE ProjectPointPlane.cxx)

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

Download and Build ProjectPointPlane

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

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

cd ProjectPointPlane/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:

./ProjectPointPlane

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.