WritePLY

VTKExamples/Java/IO/WritePLY


Description

vtkPLYWriter object writes polygonal data in Stanford University PLY format.

The data can be written in either binary (little or big endian) or ASCII representation. As for PointData and CellData, vtkPLYWriter cannot handle normals or vectors. It only handles RGB PointData and CellData

Other Languages

See (Cxx), (Python)

Question

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Code

WritePLY.java

import vtk.vtkNativeLibrary;
import vtk.vtkRenderWindow;
import vtk.vtkRenderWindowInteractor;
import vtk.vtkRenderer;
import vtk.vtkActor;
import vtk.vtkNamedColors;
import vtk.vtkPolyDataMapper;
import vtk.vtkPLYReader;
import vtk.vtkPLYWriter;
import vtk.vtkSphereSource;

public class WritePLY
{
  // -----------------------------------------------------------------
  // Load VTK library and print which library was not properly loaded
  static 
  {
    if (!vtkNativeLibrary.LoadAllNativeLibraries()) 
    {
      for (vtkNativeLibrary lib : vtkNativeLibrary.values()) 
      {
        if (!lib.IsLoaded()) 
        {
          System.out.println(lib.GetLibraryName() + " not loaded");
        }
      }
    }
    vtkNativeLibrary.DisableOutputWindow(null);
  }
  // -----------------------------------------------------------------

  public static void main(String args[]) 
  {

    //parse command line arguments
    if (args.length != 1) 
    {
      System.err.println("Usage: java -classpath ... Filename(.ply) e.g sphere.ply");
      return;
    }
    String Filename = args[0];

    vtkNamedColors Color = new vtkNamedColors(); 

    //Renderer Background Color
    double BgColor[] = new double[4];

    //Change Color Name to Use your own Color for Renderer Background
    Color.GetColor("Seagreen",BgColor);

    vtkSphereSource sphereSource = new vtkSphereSource();
    sphereSource.Update();

    vtkPLYWriter plyWriter = new vtkPLYWriter();
    plyWriter.SetFileName(Filename);
    plyWriter.SetInputConnection(sphereSource.GetOutputPort());
    plyWriter.Write();

    //Read and display for verification
    vtkPLYReader reader = new vtkPLYReader();
    reader.SetFileName(Filename);
    reader.Update();

    //Create a mapper and actor
    vtkPolyDataMapper mapper = new vtkPolyDataMapper();
    mapper.SetInputConnection(reader.GetOutputPort());

    vtkActor actor = new vtkActor();
    actor.SetMapper(mapper);

    //Create the renderer, render window and interactor.
    vtkRenderer ren = new vtkRenderer();
    vtkRenderWindow renWin = new vtkRenderWindow();
    renWin.AddRenderer(ren);
    vtkRenderWindowInteractor iren = new vtkRenderWindowInteractor();
    iren.SetRenderWindow(renWin);

    ren.AddActor(actor);
    ren.SetBackground(BgColor);

    renWin.SetSize(300,300);
    renWin.Render();

    iren.Initialize();
    iren.Start();

  }
}