Screenshot

VTKExamples/Java/Utilities/Screenshot


Description

vtkWindowToImageFilter object provides methods needed to read the data in a vtkWindow and use it as input to the imaging pipeline.

This is useful for saving an image to a file for example. The window can be read as either RGB or RGBA pixels

Other Languages

See (Cxx), (Python)

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

Screenshot.java

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

public class Screenshot 
{
  // -----------------------------------------------------------------
  // 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 writeImage(vtkRenderWindow renWin, String fn) 
  { 
    vtkWindowToImageFilter windowToImageFilter = new vtkWindowToImageFilter();
    windowToImageFilter.SetInput(renWin);
    windowToImageFilter.SetScale(1);
    windowToImageFilter.SetInputBufferTypeToRGB();

    windowToImageFilter.ReadFrontBufferOff();
    windowToImageFilter.Update();

    vtkPNGWriter writer = new vtkPNGWriter();
    writer.SetFileName(fn);
    writer.SetInputConnection(windowToImageFilter.GetOutputPort());
    writer.Write();
  }

  public static void main(String args[]) 
  {
    //parse command line arguments
    if (args.length != 1) 
    {
      System.err.println("Usage: java -classpath ... Filename(.png) e.g screenshot.png");
      return;
    }
    String fileName = args[0];

    vtkNamedColors colors = new vtkNamedColors();

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

    colors.GetColor("White", Bgcolor);

    vtkSphereSource sphereSource = new vtkSphereSource();
    sphereSource.SetCenter(0.0, 0.0, 0.0 );
    sphereSource.SetRadius(4.0);
    sphereSource.Update();

    vtkPolyDataMapper sphereMapper  = new vtkPolyDataMapper();
    sphereMapper.SetInputData (sphereSource.GetOutput());

    vtkActor sphereActor = new vtkActor();
    sphereActor.SetMapper(sphereMapper);

    // Create the renderer, render window and interactor.
    vtkRenderer ren = new vtkRenderer();
    vtkRenderWindow renWin = new vtkRenderWindow();
    renWin.AddRenderer(ren);
    renWin.SetAlphaBitPlanes(1);
    vtkRenderWindowInteractor iren = new vtkRenderWindowInteractor();
    iren.SetRenderWindow(renWin);

    // Visualise
    ren.AddActor(sphereActor);
    ren.SetBackground(Bgcolor);

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

    writeImage(renWin, fileName);

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