TextWidget

VTKExamples/Python/Widgets/TextWidget


Description

A simple example of annotating a VTK image with movable and resizable text.

Code

TextWidget.py

#!/usr/bin/env python
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
#
# by Panos Mavrogiorgos, email : pmav99 >a< gmail

import vtk

source = vtk.vtkSphereSource()
output = source.GetOutput()

mapper = vtk.vtkPolyDataMapper()
if vtk.VTK_MAJOR_VERSION <= 5:
    mapper.SetInput(output)
else:
    mapper.SetInputData(output)

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

renderer = vtk.vtkRenderer()
renderer.AddActor(actor)
renderer.SetBackground(0.1, 0.2, 0.4)

render_window = vtk.vtkRenderWindow()
render_window.AddRenderer(renderer)
render_window.SetSize(300, 300)

interactor = vtk.vtkRenderWindowInteractor()
interactor.SetRenderWindow(render_window)

# Create the TextActor
text_actor = vtk.vtkTextActor()
text_actor.SetInput("This is a test")
text_actor.GetTextProperty().SetColor((0, 1, 1))

# Create the text representation. Used for positioning the text_actor
text_representation = vtk.vtkTextRepresentation()
text_representation.GetPositionCoordinate().SetValue(0.15, 0.15)
text_representation.GetPosition2Coordinate().SetValue(0.7, 0.2)

# Create the TextWidget
# Note that the SelectableOff method MUST be invoked!
# According to the documentation :
#
# SelectableOn/Off indicates whether the interior region of the widget can be
# selected or not. If not, then events (such as left mouse down) allow the user
# to "move" the widget, and no selection is possible. Otherwise the
# SelectRegion() method is invoked.
text_widget = vtk.vtkTextWidget()
text_widget.SetRepresentation(text_representation)
text_widget.SetInteractor(interactor)
text_widget.SetTextActor(text_actor)
text_widget.SelectableOff()
text_widget.On()

interactor.Initialize()
render_window.Render()
interactor.Start()