Cube1

VTKExamples/Cxx/GeometricObjects/Cube1


Description

Display a cube.

A nice simple example that demonstrates the operation of the VTK pipeline.

Other Languages

See (Python)

Code

Cube1.cxx

#include <vtkActor.h>
#include <vtkCamera.h>
#include <vtkCubeSource.h>
#include <vtkNamedColors.h>
#include <vtkPolyDataMapper.h>
#include <vtkRenderWindow.h>
#include <vtkRenderWindowInteractor.h>
#include <vtkRenderer.h>
#include <vtkNew.h>
#include <vtkProperty.h>

int main(int, char *[])
{

    vtkNew<vtkNamedColors> colors;

    // Create a rendering window and renderer.
    vtkNew<vtkRenderer> ren;
    vtkNew<vtkRenderWindow> renWin;
    renWin->SetWindowName("Cube");
    renWin->AddRenderer(ren);
    // Create a renderwindowinteractor
    vtkNew<vtkRenderWindowInteractor> iren;
    iren->SetRenderWindow(renWin);

    // Create a cube.
    vtkNew<vtkCubeSource> cube;
    cube->Update();

    // mapper
    vtkNew<vtkPolyDataMapper> cubeMapper;
    cubeMapper->SetInputData(cube->GetOutput());

    // Actor.
    vtkNew<vtkActor> cubeActor;
    cubeActor->SetMapper(cubeMapper);
    cubeActor->GetProperty()->SetColor(colors->GetColor3d("Banana").GetData());

    // Assign actor to the renderer.
    ren->AddActor(cubeActor);

    ren->ResetCamera();
    ren->GetActiveCamera()->Azimuth(30);
    ren->GetActiveCamera()->Elevation(30);
    ren->ResetCameraClippingRange();
    ren->SetBackground(colors->GetColor3d("Silver").GetData());

    renWin->SetSize(300, 300);

    // Enable user interface interactor.
    iren->Initialize();
    renWin->Render();
    iren->Start();

    return EXIT_SUCCESS;
}

CMakeLists.txt

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 3.3 FATAL_ERROR)

project(Cube1)

find_package(VTK COMPONENTS 
  vtkCommonColor
  vtkCommonCore
  vtkFiltersSources
  vtkInteractionStyle
  vtkRenderingCore
  vtkRenderingFreeType
  vtkRenderingOpenGL2 QUIET)
if (NOT VTK_FOUND)
  message("Skipping Cube1: ${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(Cube1 MACOSX_BUNDLE Cube1.cxx )
  target_link_libraries(Cube1 PRIVATE ${VTK_LIBRARIES})
else ()
  # include all components
  add_executable(Cube1 MACOSX_BUNDLE Cube1.cxx )
  target_link_libraries(Cube1 PRIVATE ${VTK_LIBRARIES})
  # vtk_module_autoinit is needed
  vtk_module_autoinit(
    TARGETS Cube1
    MODULES ${VTK_LIBRARIES}
    )
endif () 

Download and Build Cube1

Click here to download Cube1 and its CMakeLists.txt file. Once the tarball Cube1.tar has been downloaded and extracted,

cd Cube1/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:

./Cube1

WINDOWS USERS

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