PlaneWidget

VTKExamples/Cxx/Widgets/PlaneWidget


Other Languages

See (Java)

Question

If you have a simple question about this example contact us at VTKExamplesProject If your question is more complex and may require extended discussion, please use the VTK Discourse Forum

Code

PlaneWidget.cxx

#include <vtkPlaneWidget.h>
#include <vtkRenderer.h>
#include <vtkRenderWindow.h>
#include <vtkRenderWindowInteractor.h>
#include <vtkSmartPointer.h>

int main(int, char *[])
{  
  vtkSmartPointer<vtkRenderer> renderer = 
    vtkSmartPointer<vtkRenderer>::New();

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

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

  vtkSmartPointer<vtkPlaneWidget> planeWidget = 
      vtkSmartPointer<vtkPlaneWidget>::New();
  planeWidget->SetInteractor(renderWindowInteractor);

  planeWidget->On();

  renderWindowInteractor->Initialize();

  renderer->ResetCamera();
  renderWindow->Render();
  renderWindowInteractor->Start();

  return EXIT_SUCCESS;
}

CMakeLists.txt

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 3.3 FATAL_ERROR)

project(PlaneWidget)

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

Download and Build PlaneWidget

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

cd PlaneWidget/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:

./PlaneWidget

WINDOWS USERS

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