ColoredSphere

VTKExamples/Java/Rendering/ColoredSphere


Description

This demonstrates a simple visualization pipeline. A polygonal representation of a sphere is created with the source object vtkSphereSource). The sphere is passed through a filter vtkElevationFilter) that computes the height of each point of the sphere above a plane. The plane is perpendicular to the z-axis, and passes through the point (0,0,-1). The data is finally mapped vtkDataSetMapper) through a lookup table. The mapping process converts height value into colors, and interfaces the sphere geometry to the rendering library. The mapper is assigned to an actor, and then the actor is displayed.

The execution of the pipeline occurs implicitly when we render the actor. Each actor asks its mapper to update itself. The mapper in turn asks its input to update itself. This process continues until a source object is encountered. Then the source will execute if modified since the last render.

Other Languages

See (Cxx), (Python)

Question

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Code

ColoredSphere.java

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

public class ColoredSphere 
{
  // -----------------------------------------------------------------
  // 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[]) 
  {
    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("SlateGray",BgColor);

    //  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);

    vtkSphereSource sphere = new vtkSphereSource();
    sphere.SetPhiResolution(12); 
    sphere.SetThetaResolution(12);

    vtkElevationFilter colorIt = new vtkElevationFilter();
    colorIt.SetInputConnection(sphere.GetOutputPort());
    colorIt.SetLowPoint(0,0,-1);
    colorIt.SetHighPoint(0,0,1);

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

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

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

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

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

  }
}