BalloonWidget

VTKExamples/Python/Widgets/BalloonWidget


Code

BalloonWidget.py

#!/usr/bin/env python
import vtk

# Sphere
sphereSource = vtk.vtkSphereSource()
sphereSource.SetCenter(-4.0, 0.0, 0.0)
sphereSource.SetRadius(4.0)

sphereMapper = vtk.vtkPolyDataMapper()
sphereMapper.SetInputConnection(sphereSource.GetOutputPort())

sphereActor = vtk.vtkActor()
sphereActor.SetMapper(sphereMapper)

# Regular Polygon
regularPolygonSource = vtk.vtkRegularPolygonSource()
regularPolygonSource.SetCenter(4.0, 0.0, 0.0)
regularPolygonSource.SetRadius(4.0)

regularPolygonMapper = vtk.vtkPolyDataMapper()
regularPolygonMapper.SetInputConnection(regularPolygonSource.GetOutputPort())

regularPolygonActor = vtk.vtkActor()
regularPolygonActor.SetMapper(regularPolygonMapper)

# A renderer and render window
renderer = vtk.vtkRenderer()
renderWindow = vtk.vtkRenderWindow()
renderWindow.AddRenderer(renderer)

# An interactor
renderWindowInteractor = vtk.vtkRenderWindowInteractor()
renderWindowInteractor.SetRenderWindow(renderWindow)

# Create the widget
balloonRep = vtk.vtkBalloonRepresentation()
balloonRep.SetBalloonLayoutToImageRight()

balloonWidget = vtk.vtkBalloonWidget()
balloonWidget.SetInteractor(renderWindowInteractor)
balloonWidget.SetRepresentation(balloonRep)
balloonWidget.AddBalloon(sphereActor, "This is a sphere")
balloonWidget.AddBalloon(regularPolygonActor, "This is a regular polygon")

# Add the actors to the scene
renderer.AddActor(sphereActor)
renderer.AddActor(regularPolygonActor)

# Render an image (lights and cameras are created automatically)
renderWindow.Render()
balloonWidget.EnabledOn()

# Begin mouse interaction
renderWindowInteractor.Start()
renderWindowInteractor.Initialize()