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PointToGlyph

Description

Represent points as glyphs. The point is represented as a sphere.

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Declaration Section

#include <vtkActor.h>
#include <vtkGlyph3DMapper.h>
#include <vtkPoints.h>
#include <vtkPolyData.h>
#include <vtkSmartPointer.h>
#include <vtkSphereSource.h>

namespace
{
/**
 * Convert points to glyphs.
 *
 * @param points - The points to glyph
 * @param scale - The scale, used to determine the size of the glyph
 * representing the point, expressed as a fraction of the largest side of the
 * bounding box surrounding the points. e.g. 0.05
 *
 * @return The actor.
 */
vtkSmartPointer<vtkActor> PointToGlyph(vtkPoints* points, double const& scale);

}

Implementation Section

namespace {

vtkSmartPointer<vtkActor> PointToGlyph(vtkPoints* points, double const& scale)
{
  auto bounds = points->GetBounds();
  double maxLen = 0;
  for (int i = 1; i < 3; ++i)
  {
    maxLen = std::max(bounds[i + 1] - bounds[i], maxLen);
  }

  vtkNew<vtkSphereSource> sphereSource;
  sphereSource->SetRadius(scale * maxLen);

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

  vtkNew<vtkGlyph3DMapper> mapper;
  mapper->SetInputData(pd);
  mapper->SetSourceConnection(sphereSource->GetOutputPort());
  mapper->ScalarVisibilityOff();
  mapper->ScalingOff();

  vtkNew<vtkActor> actor;
  actor->SetMapper(mapper);

  return actor;
}

} // namespace

Usage

  // Map the points to spheres
  auto sphereActor = PointToGlyph(someFilter->GetOutput()->GetPoints(), 0.05);
  // Set the actor color here