[vtk-developers] Rendering PolyData with shadows

Will Schroeder will.schroeder at kitware.com
Mon Jul 11 12:22:06 EDT 2005


The Sandia Nat'l Lab people are working on it. I'll send you an image in a 
separate email.


At 09:15 AM 7/11/2005, Tim Peeters wrote:
>In March and April of 2003 there was some talk in this mailing list
>about a vtkShadowRenderer class, which was supposed to work (from the
>outside) just like a vtkRenderer, but objects cast shadows on each other
>by implementing shadow mapping. From the messages it seemed that the
>class was more or less finished and it would be submitted for inclusion
>in VTK soon. But after a message on April 1st (it didn't look like an
>April fools joke ;)) I can't find any information about it. Also, this
>class (or other shadowing-related classes) have not been included in VTK
>and I cannot find information about this vtkShadowRenderer on the web.
>Does anybody know what happened to this class or is somebody working on
>the casting of shadows of objects in VTK? I am currently working on the
>rendering of datasets with a lot of lines and casting of shadows could
>help there to improve the visual appearance of, and the insight into the
>structure of the lines. So if somebody already did work on this I don't
>have to implement it from scratch myself.
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