Cylinder

VTKExamples/Cxx/GeometricObjects/Cylinder


Description

This example displays a cylinder on the screen.

Code

Cylinder.cxx

#include <vtkActor.h>
#include <vtkCylinderSource.h>
#include <vtkNamedColors.h>
#include <vtkPolyData.h>
#include <vtkPolyDataMapper.h>
#include <vtkProperty.h>
#include <vtkRenderer.h>
#include <vtkRenderWindow.h>
#include <vtkRenderWindowInteractor.h>
#include <vtkSmartPointer.h>

int main(int, char *[])
{
  vtkSmartPointer<vtkNamedColors> colors =
    vtkSmartPointer<vtkNamedColors>::New();

  // Create a sphere
  vtkSmartPointer<vtkCylinderSource> cylinderSource =
    vtkSmartPointer<vtkCylinderSource>::New();
  cylinderSource->SetCenter(0.0, 0.0, 0.0);
  cylinderSource->SetRadius(5.0);
  cylinderSource->SetHeight(7.0);
  cylinderSource->SetResolution(100);

  // Create a mapper and actor
  vtkSmartPointer<vtkPolyDataMapper> mapper =
    vtkSmartPointer<vtkPolyDataMapper>::New();
  mapper->SetInputConnection(cylinderSource->GetOutputPort());
  vtkSmartPointer<vtkActor> actor =
    vtkSmartPointer<vtkActor>::New();
  actor->GetProperty()->SetColor(colors->GetColor3d("Cornsilk").GetData());
  actor->SetMapper(mapper);

  //Create a renderer, render window, and interactor
  vtkSmartPointer<vtkRenderer> renderer =
    vtkSmartPointer<vtkRenderer>::New();
  vtkSmartPointer<vtkRenderWindow> renderWindow =
    vtkSmartPointer<vtkRenderWindow>::New();
  renderWindow->SetWindowName("Cylinder");
  renderWindow->AddRenderer(renderer);
  vtkSmartPointer<vtkRenderWindowInteractor> renderWindowInteractor =
    vtkSmartPointer<vtkRenderWindowInteractor>::New();
  renderWindowInteractor->SetRenderWindow(renderWindow);

  // Add the actor to the scene
  renderer->AddActor(actor);
  renderer->SetBackground(colors->GetColor3d("DarkGreen").GetData());

  // Render and interact
  renderWindow->Render();
  renderWindowInteractor->Start();

  return EXIT_SUCCESS;
}

CMakeLists.txt

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 2.8)

PROJECT(Cylinder)

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

add_executable(Cylinder MACOSX_BUNDLE Cylinder.cxx )

target_link_libraries(Cylinder ${VTK_LIBRARIES})

Download and Build Cylinder

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

cd Cylinder/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:

./Cylinder

WINDOWS USERS

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