VTK/Examples/Cxx/Boneyard/GeometricObjects/WriteFile/Cube

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This example creates a cube and writes it to a file.

Cube.cxx

#include <vtkCubeSource.h>
#include <vtkPolyData.h>
#include <vtkSmartPointer.h>
#include <vtkXMLPolyDataWriter.h>

int main(int, char *[])
{
  //Create a cube.
  vtkSmartPointer<vtkCubeSource> cubeSource = 
    vtkSmartPointer<vtkCubeSource>::New();
  cubeSource->SetCenter(0.0, 0.0, 0.0);
  cubeSource->SetXLength(.5);
  cubeSource->SetYLength(.5);
  cubeSource->SetZLength(.5);
  cubeSource->Update();
  
  //Write the file.
  vtkSmartPointer<vtkXMLPolyDataWriter> writer = 
    vtkSmartPointer<vtkXMLPolyDataWriter>::New();
  writer->SetInputConnection(cubeSource->GetOutputPort());
  writer->SetFileName("cube.vtp");
  writer->Write();
  
  return EXIT_SUCCESS;
}

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CMakeLists.txt

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 2.8)

PROJECT(Cube)

find_package(VTK REQUIRED)
include(${VTK_USE_FILE})

add_executable(Cube MACOSX_BUNDLE Cube.cxx)

if(VTK_LIBRARIES)
  target_link_libraries(Cube ${VTK_LIBRARIES})
else()
  target_link_libraries(Cube vtkHybrid vtkWidgets)
endif()

Download and Build Cube

Click here to download Cube. and its CMakeLists.txt file.

Once the tarball Cube.tar has been downloaded and extracted,

cd Cube/build 
  • If VTK is installed:
cmake ..
  • If VTK is not installed but compiled on your system, you will need to specify the path to your VTK build:
cmake -DVTK_DIR:PATH=/home/me/vtk_build ..

Build the project:

make

and run it:

./Cube

WINDOWS USERS PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to add the VTK bin directory to your path. This will resolve the VTK dll's at run time.