EllipticalCylinder

VTKExamples/Python/GeometricObjects/EllipticalCylinder


Description

The example creates an elliptical cross-section and stores it in a vtkPolyData. Then, the vtkLinearExtrusionFilter creates an elliptical cylinder by extruding the vtkPolyLine along a vector. The example sets the backface property of the vtkActor to show the front and back face of the cylinder.

See also

EllipticalCylinderDemo to see the vtkPolyLine and the vector represented as an oriented arrow.

Other Languages

See (Cxx), (Java)

Question

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Code

EllipticalCylinder.py

#!/usr/bin/env python
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-

import math

import vtk


def main():
    colors = vtk.vtkNamedColors()

    angle = 0
    r1 = 50
    r2 = 30
    centerX = 10.0
    centerY = 5.0

    points = vtk.vtkPoints()
    idx = 0
    while angle <= 2.0 * vtk.vtkMath.Pi() + (vtk.vtkMath.Pi() / 60.0):
        points.InsertNextPoint(r1 * math.cos(angle) + centerX,
                               r2 * math.sin(angle) + centerY,
                               0.0)
        angle = angle + (vtk.vtkMath.Pi() / 60.0)
        idx += 1

    line = vtk.vtkPolyLine()
    line.GetPointIds().SetNumberOfIds(idx)
    for i in range(0, idx):
        line.GetPointIds().SetId(i, i)

    lines = vtk.vtkCellArray()
    lines.InsertNextCell(line)

    polyData = vtk.vtkPolyData()
    polyData.SetPoints(points)
    polyData.SetLines(lines)

    extrude = vtk.vtkLinearExtrusionFilter()
    extrude.SetInputData(polyData)
    extrude.SetExtrusionTypeToNormalExtrusion()
    extrude.SetVector(0, 0, 100.0)
    extrude.Update()

    lineMapper = vtk.vtkPolyDataMapper()
    lineMapper.SetInputData(polyData)

    lineActor = vtk.vtkActor()
    lineActor.SetMapper(lineMapper)
    lineActor.GetProperty().SetColor(colors.GetColor3d("Peacock"))

    mapper = vtk.vtkPolyDataMapper()
    mapper.SetInputConnection(extrude.GetOutputPort())

    back = vtk.vtkProperty()
    back.SetColor(colors.GetColor3d("Tomato"))

    actor = vtk.vtkActor()
    actor.SetMapper(mapper)
    actor.GetProperty().SetColor(colors.GetColor3d("Banana"))
    actor.SetBackfaceProperty(back)

    ren = vtk.vtkRenderer()
    ren.SetBackground(colors.GetColor3d("SlateGray"))
    ren.AddActor(actor)
    ren.AddActor(lineActor)

    renWin = vtk.vtkRenderWindow()
    renWin.SetWindowName("Elliptical Cylinder")
    renWin.AddRenderer(ren)
    renWin.SetSize(600, 600)

    iren = vtk.vtkRenderWindowInteractor()
    iren.SetRenderWindow(renWin)

    style = vtk.vtkInteractorStyleTrackballCamera()
    iren.SetInteractorStyle(style)

    camera = vtk.vtkCamera()
    camera.SetPosition(0, 1, 0)
    camera.SetFocalPoint(0, 0, 0)
    camera.SetViewUp(0, 0, 1)
    camera.Azimuth(30)
    camera.Elevation(30)

    ren.SetActiveCamera(camera)
    ren.ResetCamera()
    ren.ResetCameraClippingRange()

    renWin.Render()
    iren.Start()


if __name__ == '__main__':
    main()