Difference between revisions of "VTK/Polyhedron Support"

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'''Implementation Issues'''
'''Implementation Issues:'''
* VTK File formats and IO
* VTK File formats and IO
** XML formats
** XML formats
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** Clipping
** Clipping
** Search (vtkDataSet::FindCell and FindPoint)
** Search (vtkDataSet::FindCell and FindPoint)
* Will Schroeder (will.schroeder at kitware.com)
* Hua Yang (hua.yang at kitware.com)

Revision as of 12:12, 18 February 2010


  • Add support for arbitrary polyhedral cell (manifold, watertight, may be concave)
  • Develop smooth interpolation functions for polyhedron
  • Create filters, examples and testing infrastructure supporting this technology

Summary of Implementation Plan:

  • Identify interpolation functions
    • Mean Value Coordinates (paper by Tao Ju et al.)
    • For triangle meshes as well as arbitrary polyhedron
  • Implement interpolation functions & filters
    • vtkMeanValueCoordinatesInterpolator
    • vtkProbePolyhedron
    • vtkDeformPointSet
  • Polyhedron cell support
    • vtkPolyhedron - more complex cell in that it requires explicit face representation
    • vtkUnstructuredGrid - modified to support polyhedron cell, new InsertNextCell() and related methods
    • vtkGenericCell expanded to include vtkPolyhedron
    • vtkCellTypes.h has new #define VTK_POLYHEDRON

Implementation Issues:

  • VTK File formats and IO
    • XML formats
    • Legacy formats
  • Geometry Filter
  • Critical filters
    • Contouring
    • Clipping
    • Search (vtkDataSet::FindCell and FindPoint)


  • Will Schroeder (will.schroeder at kitware.com)
  • Hua Yang (hua.yang at kitware.com)