VTK/Examples/Cxx/Boneyard/GeometricObjects/WriteFile/PlatonicSolid

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PlatonicSolidSource.cxx

#include <vtkSmartPointer.h>
#include <vtkPlatonicSolidSource.h>
#include <vtkXMLPolyDataWriter.h>

int main(int, char *[])
{
  vtkSmartPointer<vtkPlatonicSolidSource> platonicSolidSource = 
      vtkSmartPointer<vtkPlatonicSolidSource>::New();
  platonicSolidSource->SetSolidTypeToOctahedron();
  platonicSolidSource->Update();
  
  vtkSmartPointer<vtkXMLPolyDataWriter> writer = 
      vtkSmartPointer<vtkXMLPolyDataWriter>::New();
  writer->SetFileName("test.vtp");
  writer->SetInputConnection(platonicSolidSource->GetOutputPort());
  writer->Write();
  
  return EXIT_SUCCESS;
}

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CMakeLists.txt

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 2.8)

PROJECT(PlatonicSolid)

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

add_executable(PlatonicSolid MACOSX_BUNDLE PlatonicSolid.cxx)

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

Download and Build PlatonicSolid

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

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

cd PlatonicSolid/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:

./PlatonicSolid

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.