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TransformFilter

vtk-examples/Cxx/PolyData/TransformFilter


Description

This example stretches an arrow.

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Code

TransformFilter.cxx

#include <vtkActor.h>
#include <vtkArrowSource.h>
#include <vtkNamedColors.h>
#include <vtkNew.h>
#include <vtkPolyData.h>
#include <vtkPolyDataMapper.h>
#include <vtkProperty.h>
#include <vtkRenderWindow.h>
#include <vtkRenderWindowInteractor.h>
#include <vtkRenderer.h>
#include <vtkTransform.h>
#include <vtkTransformFilter.h>

int main(int, char*[])
{
  vtkNew<vtkNamedColors> colors;

  // Create an arrow.
  vtkNew<vtkArrowSource> arrowSource;

  vtkNew<vtkTransform> transform;
  transform->Scale(5, 1, 1);

  vtkNew<vtkTransformFilter> transformFilter;
  transformFilter->SetInputConnection(arrowSource->GetOutputPort());
  transformFilter->SetTransform(transform);

  // Visualize
  vtkNew<vtkPolyDataMapper> mapper;
  mapper->SetInputConnection(transformFilter->GetOutputPort());
  vtkNew<vtkActor> actor;
  actor->SetMapper(mapper);
  actor->GetProperty()->SetColor(colors->GetColor3d("Coral").GetData());

  vtkNew<vtkRenderer> renderer;
  vtkNew<vtkRenderWindow> renderWindow;
  renderWindow->AddRenderer(renderer);
  renderWindow->SetWindowName("TransformFilter");

  vtkNew<vtkRenderWindowInteractor> renderWindowInteractor;
  renderWindowInteractor->SetRenderWindow(renderWindow);

  renderer->AddActor(actor);
  renderer->SetBackground(colors->GetColor3d("CadetBlue").GetData());

  renderWindow->Render();
  renderWindowInteractor->Start();

  return EXIT_SUCCESS;
}

CMakeLists.txt

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 3.3 FATAL_ERROR)

project(TransformFilter)

find_package(VTK COMPONENTS 
  vtkCommonColor
  vtkCommonCore
  vtkCommonDataModel
  vtkCommonTransforms
  vtkFiltersGeneral
  vtkFiltersSources
  vtkInteractionStyle
  vtkRenderingContextOpenGL2
  vtkRenderingCore
  vtkRenderingFreeType
  vtkRenderingGL2PSOpenGL2
  vtkRenderingOpenGL2
  QUIET
)

if (NOT VTK_FOUND)
  message("Skipping TransformFilter: ${VTK_NOT_FOUND_MESSAGE}")
  return ()
endif()
message (STATUS "VTK_VERSION: ${VTK_VERSION}")
if (VTK_VERSION VERSION_LESS "8.90.0")
  # old system
  include(${VTK_USE_FILE})
  add_executable(TransformFilter MACOSX_BUNDLE TransformFilter.cxx )
  target_link_libraries(TransformFilter PRIVATE ${VTK_LIBRARIES})
else ()
  # include all components
  add_executable(TransformFilter MACOSX_BUNDLE TransformFilter.cxx )
  target_link_libraries(TransformFilter PRIVATE ${VTK_LIBRARIES})
  # vtk_module_autoinit is needed
  vtk_module_autoinit(
    TARGETS TransformFilter
    MODULES ${VTK_LIBRARIES}
    )
endif ()

Download and Build TransformFilter

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

cd TransformFilter/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:

./TransformFilter

WINDOWS USERS

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