AVI

VTKExamples/Cxx/Untested/Video/AVI

Description

This example demonstrates how to make an AVI video. In this example, each frame of the video is a red rectangle moving across the frame incrementally.

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See (Java)

Code

AVI.cxx

#include <vtkSmartPointer.h>
//#include <vtkJPEGReader.h>
#include <vtkImageCanvasSource2D.h>
#include <vtkAVIWriter.h>

int main (int argc, char *argv[])
{

  //vtkSmartPointer<vtkJPEGReader> reader =
    //  vtkSmartPointer<vtkJPEGReader>::New();
  vtkSmartPointer<vtkImageCanvasSource2D> source =
      vtkSmartPointer<vtkImageCanvasSource2D>::New();
  source->SetScalarTypeToUnsignedChar();
  source->SetNumberOfScalarComponents(3);
  source->SetExtent(0, 100, 0, 100, 0, 0);

  vtkSmartPointer<vtkAVIWriter> writer =
      vtkSmartPointer<vtkAVIWriter>::New();

  writer->SetInputConnection(source->GetOutputPort());
  writer->SetFileName("test.avi");
  writer->Start();

  for(unsigned int i = 0; i < 100; i++)
  {
    source->SetDrawColor(0,0,0,1); //black
    source->FillBox(0, 100, 0, 100); //clear image
    source->SetDrawColor(255,0,0,1); //red
    source->FillBox(i, 20, 10, 20);
    source->Update();

    writer->Write();
  }
  writer->End();

  return EXIT_SUCCESS;
}

CMakeLists.txt

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 3.3 FATAL_ERROR)

project(AVI)

find_package(VTK COMPONENTS 
  vtkCommonCore
  vtkIOImage
  vtkIOMovie
  vtkImagingSources QUIET)
if (NOT VTK_FOUND)
  message("Skipping AVI: ${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(AVI MACOSX_BUNDLE AVI.cxx )
  target_link_libraries(AVI PRIVATE ${VTK_LIBRARIES})
else ()
  # include all components
  add_executable(AVI MACOSX_BUNDLE AVI.cxx )
  target_link_libraries(AVI PRIVATE ${VTK_LIBRARIES})
  # vtk_module_autoinit is needed
  vtk_module_autoinit(
    TARGETS AVI
    MODULES ${VTK_LIBRARIES}
    )
endif () 

Download and Build AVI

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

cd AVI/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:

./AVI

WINDOWS USERS

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