ReadSTL

VTKExamples/Python/IO/ReadSTL


Description

This code snippet reads an STL file and creates a PolyData output

Other Languages

See (Cxx), (Java), (CSharp)

Code

ReadSTL.py

#!/usr/bin/env python

import vtk


def get_program_parameters():
    import argparse
    description = 'Read a .stl file.'
    epilogue = ''''''
    parser = argparse.ArgumentParser(description=description, epilog=epilogue,
                                     formatter_class=argparse.RawDescriptionHelpFormatter)
    parser.add_argument('filename', help='42400-IDGH.stl')
    args = parser.parse_args()
    return args.filename


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

    filename = get_program_parameters()

    reader = vtk.vtkSTLReader()
    reader.SetFileName(filename)

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

    actor = vtk.vtkActor()
    actor.SetMapper(mapper)

    # Create a rendering window and renderer
    ren = vtk.vtkRenderer()
    renWin = vtk.vtkRenderWindow()
    renWin.AddRenderer(ren)
    ren.SetBackground(colors.GetColor3d("cobalt_green"))

    # Create a renderwindowinteractor
    iren = vtk.vtkRenderWindowInteractor()
    iren.SetRenderWindow(renWin)

    # Assign actor to the renderer
    ren.AddActor(actor)

    # Enable user interface interactor
    iren.Initialize()
    renWin.Render()
    iren.Start()


if __name__ == '__main__':
    main()