AmbientSpheres

VTKExamples/Cxx/Rendering/AmbientSpheres


Note

This original source code for this example is here.

Code

AmbientSpheres.cxx

#include <vtkSmartPointer.h>
#include <vtkSphereSource.h>
#include <vtkPolyDataMapper.h>
#include <vtkActor.h>
#include <vtkRenderer.h>
#include <vtkRenderWindow.h>
#include <vtkRenderWindowInteractor.h>
#include <vtkProperty.h>
#include <vtkCamera.h>
#include <vtkLight.h>

int main(int, char *[])
{
  // The following lines create a sphere represented by polygons.
  //
  vtkSmartPointer<vtkSphereSource> sphere = vtkSmartPointer<vtkSphereSource>::New();
  sphere->SetThetaResolution(100);
  sphere->SetPhiResolution(50);

  // The mapper is responsible for pushing the geometry into the graphics
  // library. It may also do color mapping, if scalars or other attributes
  // are defined.
  //
  vtkSmartPointer<vtkPolyDataMapper> sphereMapper = vtkSmartPointer<vtkPolyDataMapper>::New();
  sphereMapper->SetInputConnection(sphere->GetOutputPort());

  // The actor is a grouping mechanism: besides the geometry (mapper), it
  // also has a property, transformation matrix, and/or texture map.
  // In this example we create eight different spheres (two rows of four
  // spheres) and set the specular lighting coefficients. A little ambient
  // is turned on so the sphere is not completely black on the back side.
  //
  vtkSmartPointer<vtkActor> sphere1 = vtkSmartPointer<vtkActor>::New();
  sphere1->SetMapper(sphereMapper);
  sphere1->GetProperty()->SetColor(1,0,0);
  sphere1->GetProperty()->SetAmbient(0.125);
  sphere1->GetProperty()->SetDiffuse(0.0);
  sphere1->GetProperty()->SetSpecular(0.0);

  vtkSmartPointer<vtkActor> sphere2 = vtkSmartPointer<vtkActor>::New();
  sphere2->SetMapper(sphereMapper);
  sphere2->GetProperty()->SetColor(1,0,0);
  sphere2->GetProperty()->SetAmbient(0.25);
  sphere2->GetProperty()->SetDiffuse(0.0);
  sphere2->GetProperty()->SetSpecular(0.0);
  sphere2->AddPosition(1.25,0,0);

  vtkSmartPointer<vtkActor> sphere3 = vtkSmartPointer<vtkActor>::New();
  sphere3->SetMapper(sphereMapper);
  sphere3->GetProperty()->SetColor(1,0,0);
  sphere3->GetProperty()->SetAmbient(0.375);
  sphere3->GetProperty()->SetDiffuse(0.0);
  sphere3->GetProperty()->SetSpecular(0.0);
  sphere3->AddPosition(2.5,0,0);

  vtkSmartPointer<vtkActor> sphere4 = vtkSmartPointer<vtkActor>::New();
  sphere4->SetMapper(sphereMapper);
  sphere4->GetProperty()->SetColor(1,0,0);
  sphere4->GetProperty()->SetAmbient(0.5);
  sphere4->GetProperty()->SetDiffuse(0.0);
  sphere4->GetProperty()->SetSpecular(0.0);
  sphere4->AddPosition(3.75,0,0);

  vtkSmartPointer<vtkActor> sphere5 = vtkSmartPointer<vtkActor>::New();
  sphere5->SetMapper(sphereMapper);
  sphere5->GetProperty()->SetColor(1,0,0);
  sphere5->GetProperty()->SetAmbient(0.625);
  sphere5->GetProperty()->SetDiffuse(0.0);
  sphere5->GetProperty()->SetSpecular(0.0);
  sphere5->AddPosition(0.0,1.25,0);

  vtkSmartPointer<vtkActor> sphere6 = vtkSmartPointer<vtkActor>::New();
  sphere6->SetMapper(sphereMapper);
  sphere6->GetProperty()->SetColor(1,0,0);
  sphere6->GetProperty()->SetAmbient(0.75);
  sphere6->GetProperty()->SetDiffuse(0.0);
  sphere6->GetProperty()->SetSpecular(0.0);
  sphere6->AddPosition(1.25,1.25,0);

  vtkSmartPointer<vtkActor> sphere7 = vtkSmartPointer<vtkActor>::New();
  sphere7->SetMapper(sphereMapper);
  sphere7->GetProperty()->SetColor(1,0,0);
  sphere7->GetProperty()->SetAmbient(0.875);
  sphere7->GetProperty()->SetDiffuse(0.0);
  sphere7->GetProperty()->SetSpecular(0.0);
  sphere7->AddPosition(2.5,1.25,0);

  vtkSmartPointer<vtkActor> sphere8 = vtkSmartPointer<vtkActor>::New();
  sphere8->SetMapper(sphereMapper);
  sphere8->GetProperty()->SetColor(1,0,0);
  sphere8->GetProperty()->SetAmbient(1.0);
  sphere8->GetProperty()->SetDiffuse(0.0);
  sphere8->GetProperty()->SetSpecular(0.0);
  sphere8->AddPosition(3.75,1.25,0);

  // Create the graphics structure. The renderer renders into the
  // render window. The render window interactor captures mouse events
  // and will perform appropriate camera or actor manipulation
  // depending on the nature of the events.
  //
  vtkSmartPointer<vtkRenderer> ren1 = vtkSmartPointer<vtkRenderer>::New();
  vtkSmartPointer<vtkRenderWindow> renWin = vtkSmartPointer<vtkRenderWindow>::New();
  renWin->AddRenderer(ren1);
  vtkSmartPointer<vtkRenderWindowInteractor> iren = vtkSmartPointer<vtkRenderWindowInteractor>::New();
  iren->SetRenderWindow(renWin);

  // Add the actors to the renderer, set the background and size.
  //
  ren1->AddActor(sphere1);
  ren1->AddActor(sphere2);
  ren1->AddActor(sphere3);
  ren1->AddActor(sphere4);
  ren1->AddActor(sphere5);
  ren1->AddActor(sphere6);
  ren1->AddActor(sphere7);
  ren1->AddActor(sphere8);
  ren1->SetBackground(0.1, 0.2, 0.4);
  renWin->SetSize(640, 480);

  // Set up the lighting.
  //
  vtkSmartPointer<vtkLight> light = vtkSmartPointer<vtkLight>::New();
  light->SetFocalPoint(1.875,0.6125,0);
  light->SetPosition(0.875,1.6125,1);
  ren1->AddLight(light);

  // We want to eliminate perspective effects on the apparent lighting.
  // Parallel camera projection will be used. To zoom in parallel projection
  // mode, the ParallelScale is set.
  //
  ren1->GetActiveCamera()->SetFocalPoint(0,0,0);
  ren1->GetActiveCamera()->SetPosition(0,0,1);
  ren1->GetActiveCamera()->SetViewUp(0,1,0);
  ren1->GetActiveCamera()->ParallelProjectionOn();
  ren1->ResetCamera();
  ren1->GetActiveCamera()->SetParallelScale(1.5);

  // This starts the event loop and invokes an initial render.
  //
  iren->Initialize();
  iren->Start();

  return EXIT_SUCCESS;
}

CMakeLists.txt

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 2.8)

PROJECT(AmbientSpheres)

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

add_executable(AmbientSpheres MACOSX_BUNDLE AmbientSpheres.cxx )

target_link_libraries(AmbientSpheres ${VTK_LIBRARIES})

Download and Build AmbientSpheres

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

cd AmbientSpheres/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:

./AmbientSpheres

WINDOWS USERS

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