SimplePointsWriter

VTKExamples/Cxx/IO/SimplePointsWriter

Description

Seealso

For the opposite operation (reading a points file) see the

SimplePointsReader example.

Code

SimplePointsWriter.cxx

#include <vtkSmartPointer.h>
#include <vtkSphereSource.h>
#include <vtkSimplePointsWriter.h>

int main(int vtkNotUsed(argc), char* vtkNotUsed(argv)[])
{
  vtkSmartPointer<vtkSphereSource> sphereSource =
    vtkSmartPointer<vtkSphereSource>::New();
  sphereSource->Update();

  vtkSmartPointer<vtkSimplePointsWriter> writer =
    vtkSmartPointer<vtkSimplePointsWriter>::New();
  writer->SetFileName("test.xyz");
  writer->SetInputConnection(sphereSource->GetOutputPort());
  writer->Write();

  return EXIT_SUCCESS;
}

CMakeLists.txt

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 2.8)

PROJECT(SimplePointsWriter)

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

add_executable(SimplePointsWriter MACOSX_BUNDLE SimplePointsWriter.cxx )

target_link_libraries(SimplePointsWriter ${VTK_LIBRARIES})

Download and Build SimplePointsWriter

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

cd SimplePointsWriter/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:

./SimplePointsWriter

WINDOWS USERS

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