RenderWindowNoUiFile

VTKExamples/Cxx/Qt/RenderWindowNoUiFile

Description

This is a very basic example that shows how to create a Qt window. Typically, one would want to design a form in the QtDesigner (this is shown in RenderWindowUi)

Code

RenderWindowNoUiFile.cxx

#include <QApplication>

#include <vtkActor.h>
#include <vtkGenericOpenGLRenderWindow.h>
#include <vtkNew.h>
#include <vtkPolyDataMapper.h>
#include <vtkRenderWindow.h>
#include <vtkRenderer.h>
#include <vtkSphereSource.h>

#include <QVTKOpenGLWidget.h>
#include <QSurfaceFormat>

int main(int argc, char** argv)
{
  // needed to ensure appropriate OpenGL context is created for VTK rendering.
  QSurfaceFormat::setDefaultFormat(QVTKOpenGLWidget::defaultFormat());

  QApplication app(argc, argv);

  QVTKOpenGLWidget widget;
  vtkNew<vtkGenericOpenGLRenderWindow> renderWindow;
  widget.SetRenderWindow(renderWindow);

  widget.resize( 256, 256 );

  vtkNew<vtkSphereSource> sphereSource;

  vtkNew<vtkPolyDataMapper> sphereMapper;
  sphereMapper->SetInputConnection( sphereSource->GetOutputPort() );

  vtkNew<vtkActor> sphereActor;
  sphereActor->SetMapper( sphereMapper );

  vtkNew<vtkRenderer> renderer;
  renderer->AddActor( sphereActor );

  widget.GetRenderWindow()->AddRenderer( renderer );
  widget.show();

  app.exec();

  return EXIT_SUCCESS;
}

CMakeLists.txt

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 2.8)

PROJECT(RenderWindowNoUiFile)

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

add_executable(RenderWindowNoUiFile MACOSX_BUNDLE RenderWindowNoUiFile.cxx )

target_link_libraries(RenderWindowNoUiFile ${VTK_LIBRARIES})

Download and Build RenderWindowNoUiFile

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

cd RenderWindowNoUiFile/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:

./RenderWindowNoUiFile

WINDOWS USERS

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