Plane

VTKExamples/Cxx/GeometricObjects/Plane


Code

Plane.cxx

#include <vtkVersion.h>
#include <vtkPlaneSource.h>
#include <vtkPolyData.h>
#include <vtkSmartPointer.h>
#include <vtkPolyDataMapper.h>
#include <vtkActor.h>
#include <vtkRenderWindow.h>
#include <vtkRenderer.h>
#include <vtkRenderWindowInteractor.h>
#include <vtkNamedColors.h>

#include <array>
#include <vtkProperty.h>

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

  // Set the background color.
  std::array<unsigned char , 4> bkg{{26, 51, 77, 255}};
    colors->SetColor("BkgColor", bkg.data());


  // Create a plane
  vtkSmartPointer<vtkPlaneSource> planeSource =
    vtkSmartPointer<vtkPlaneSource>::New();
  planeSource->SetCenter(1.0, 0.0, 0.0);
  planeSource->SetNormal(1.0, 0.0, 1.0);
  planeSource->Update();

  vtkPolyData* plane = planeSource->GetOutput();

  // Create a mapper and actor
  vtkSmartPointer<vtkPolyDataMapper> mapper =
    vtkSmartPointer<vtkPolyDataMapper>::New();
#if VTK_MAJOR_VERSION <= 5
  mapper->SetInput(plane);
#else
  mapper->SetInputData(plane);
#endif

  vtkSmartPointer<vtkActor> actor =
    vtkSmartPointer<vtkActor>::New();
  actor->SetMapper(mapper);
  actor->GetProperty()->SetColor(colors->GetColor3d("Cyan").GetData());

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

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

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

  return EXIT_SUCCESS;
}

CMakeLists.txt

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 2.8)

PROJECT(Plane)

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

add_executable(Plane MACOSX_BUNDLE Plane.cxx )

target_link_libraries(Plane ${VTK_LIBRARIES})

Download and Build Plane

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

cd Plane/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:

./Plane

WINDOWS USERS

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