ConvexHull

VTKExamples/Cxx/PolyData/ConvexHull


Code

ConvexHull.cxx

#include <vtkPoints.h>
#include <vtkXMLPolyDataReader.h>
#include <vtkSmartPointer.h>
#include <vtkHull.h>

#include <vtkDataSetMapper.h>
#include <vtkActor.h>
#include <vtkProperty.h>
#include <vtkRenderer.h>
#include <vtkRenderWindow.h>
#include <vtkRenderWindowInteractor.h>

#include <vtkNamedColors.h>

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

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

  vtkSmartPointer<vtkXMLPolyDataReader> reader =
    vtkSmartPointer<vtkXMLPolyDataReader>::New();
  reader->SetFileName(argv[1]);

  vtkSmartPointer<vtkHull> hullFilter =
    vtkSmartPointer<vtkHull>::New();
  hullFilter->SetInputConnection(reader->GetOutputPort());
  hullFilter->AddCubeFacePlanes ();
  hullFilter->AddRecursiveSpherePlanes(5);

  vtkSmartPointer<vtkDataSetMapper> originalMapper = 
    vtkSmartPointer<vtkDataSetMapper>::New();
  originalMapper->SetInputConnection(reader->GetOutputPort());
  originalMapper->ScalarVisibilityOff();

  // Create an actor for the surface
  vtkSmartPointer<vtkActor> originalActor = 
    vtkSmartPointer<vtkActor>::New();
  originalActor->SetMapper(originalMapper);
  originalActor->GetProperty()->SetDiffuseColor(
    namedColors->GetColor3d("Banana").GetData());

  vtkSmartPointer<vtkDataSetMapper> mapper = 
    vtkSmartPointer<vtkDataSetMapper>::New();
  mapper->SetInputConnection(hullFilter->GetOutputPort());
  mapper->ScalarVisibilityOff();

  // Create an actor for the surface
  vtkSmartPointer<vtkActor> actor = 
    vtkSmartPointer<vtkActor>::New();
  actor->SetMapper(mapper);
  actor->GetProperty()->SetDiffuseColor(
    namedColors->GetColor3d("Tomato").GetData());
  actor->GetProperty()->SetEdgeColor(
    namedColors->GetColor3d("IvoryBlack").GetData());
  actor->GetProperty()->SetOpacity(.5);
  actor->GetProperty()->EdgeVisibilityOff();

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

  renderer->AddActor(originalActor);
  renderer->AddActor(actor);
  renderer->SetBackground(namedColors->GetColor3d("SlateGray").GetData());

  renderWindow->Render();
  interactor->Start();

  return EXIT_SUCCESS;
}

CMakeLists.txt

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 3.3 FATAL_ERROR)

project(ConvexHull)

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

Download and Build ConvexHull

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

cd ConvexHull/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:

./ConvexHull

WINDOWS USERS

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