CompassWidget

VTKExamples/Python/Widgets/CompassWidget


Description

Draws an interactive compass.

  • Contributed by Jothy

Code

CompassWidget.py

#!/usr/bin/env python

import vtk

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

mapper = vtk.vtkPolyDataMapper()
if vtk.VTK_MAJOR_VERSION <= 5:
    mapper.SetInput(sphereSource.GetOutput())
else:
    mapper.SetInputConnection(sphereSource.GetOutputPort())

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

# 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 and its representation
compassRepresentation = vtk.vtkCompassRepresentation()

compassWidget = vtk.vtkCompassWidget()
compassWidget.SetInteractor(renderWindowInteractor)
compassWidget.SetRepresentation(compassRepresentation)

# add the actors to the scene
renderer.AddActor(actor)
renderer.SetBackground(.2, .3, .7)  # Background color white
renderWindow.Render()
compassWidget.EnabledOn()

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

# begin interaction
renderWindowInteractor.Start()
renderWindowInteractor.Initialize()