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OctreeClosestPoint

vtk-examples/Cxx/DataStructures/OctreeClosestPoint

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Code

OctreeClosestPoint.cxx

#include <vtkIdList.h>
#include <vtkNew.h>
#include <vtkOctreePointLocator.h>
#include <vtkPoints.h>
#include <vtkPolyData.h>

int main(int, char*[])
{
  // Setup point coordinates
  double x[3] = {1.0, 0.0, 0.0};
  double y[3] = {0.0, 1.0, 0.0};
  double z[3] = {0.0, 0.0, 1.0};

  vtkNew<vtkPoints> points;
  points->InsertNextPoint(x);
  points->InsertNextPoint(y);
  points->InsertNextPoint(z);

  vtkNew<vtkPolyData> polydata;
  polydata->SetPoints(points);

  // Create the tree
  vtkNew<vtkOctreePointLocator> octree;
  octree->SetDataSet(polydata);
  octree->BuildLocator();

  double testPoint[3] = {2.0, 0.0, 0.0};

  // Find the closest points to TestPoint
  vtkIdType iD = octree->FindClosestPoint(testPoint);
  std::cout << "The closest point is point " << iD << std::endl;

  // Get the coordinates of the closest point
  double closestPoint[3];
  octree->GetDataSet()->GetPoint(iD, closestPoint);
  std::cout << "Coordinates: " << closestPoint[0] << " " << closestPoint[1]
            << " " << closestPoint[2] << std::endl;

  return EXIT_SUCCESS;
}

CMakeLists.txt

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 3.12 FATAL_ERROR)

project(OctreeClosestPoint)

find_package(VTK COMPONENTS 
  CommonCore
  CommonDataModel
  QUIET
)

if (NOT VTK_FOUND)
  message(FATAL_ERROR "OctreeClosestPoint: Unable to find the VTK build folder.")
endif()

# Prevent a "command line is too long" failure in Windows.
set(CMAKE_NINJA_FORCE_RESPONSE_FILE "ON" CACHE BOOL "Force Ninja to use response files.")
add_executable(OctreeClosestPoint MACOSX_BUNDLE OctreeClosestPoint.cxx )
  target_link_libraries(OctreeClosestPoint PRIVATE ${VTK_LIBRARIES}
)
# vtk_module_autoinit is needed
vtk_module_autoinit(
  TARGETS OctreeClosestPoint
  MODULES ${VTK_LIBRARIES}
)

Download and Build OctreeClosestPoint

Click here to download OctreeClosestPoint and its CMakeLists.txt file. Once the tarball OctreeClosestPoint.tar has been downloaded and extracted,

cd OctreeClosestPoint/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:

./OctreeClosestPoint

WINDOWS USERS

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