VRMLImporter

VTKExamples/Cxx/IO/VRMLImporter


Description

This example loads a wrl file and displays it on the screen. An example file is here.

Seealso

VRMLImporterDemo shows how to add additional pipeline elements to imported polydata.

Warning

The vtkVRMLImporter only imports VRML 2.0 files.

Code

VRMLImporter.cxx

#include <vtkSmartPointer.h>
#include <vtkVRMLImporter.h>

#include <vtkActorCollection.h>
#include <vtkRenderer.h>
#include <vtkRenderWindow.h>
#include <vtkRenderWindowInteractor.h>

#include <vtkNamedColors.h>

int main ( int argc, char *argv[])
{
  if(argc < 2)
  {
    std::cout << "Required arguments: Filename" << std::endl;
    return EXIT_FAILURE;
  }

  std::string filename = argv[1];
  std::cout << "Reading " << filename << std::endl;

  vtkSmartPointer<vtkNamedColors> colors =
    vtkSmartPointer<vtkNamedColors>::New();

  vtkSmartPointer<vtkRenderer> renderer =
    vtkSmartPointer<vtkRenderer>::New();
  vtkSmartPointer<vtkRenderWindow> renderWindow =
    vtkSmartPointer<vtkRenderWindow>::New();
  renderWindow->AddRenderer(renderer);

  vtkSmartPointer<vtkRenderWindowInteractor> renderWindowInteractor =
    vtkSmartPointer<vtkRenderWindowInteractor>::New();
  renderWindowInteractor->SetRenderWindow(renderWindow);

  // VRML Import
  vtkSmartPointer<vtkVRMLImporter> importer =
    vtkSmartPointer<vtkVRMLImporter>::New();
  importer->SetFileName ( filename.c_str() );
  importer->SetRenderWindow(renderWindow);
  importer->Update();

  vtkSmartPointer<vtkActorCollection> actors =
    vtkSmartPointer<vtkActorCollection>::New();
  actors = renderer->GetActors();
  std::cout << "There are " << actors->GetNumberOfItems() << " actors" << std::endl;

  renderer->SetBackground(colors->GetColor3d("Burlywood").GetData());
  renderWindow->SetSize(512, 512);
  renderWindow->Render();
  renderWindowInteractor->Start();

  return EXIT_SUCCESS;
}

CMakeLists.txt

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 2.8)

PROJECT(VRMLImporter)

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

add_executable(VRMLImporter MACOSX_BUNDLE VRMLImporter.cxx )

target_link_libraries(VRMLImporter ${VTK_LIBRARIES})

Download and Build VRMLImporter

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

cd VRMLImporter/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:

./VRMLImporter

WINDOWS USERS

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