[vtk-developers] support for general cell types in VTK? Superclass for complex datareader?
Peter J. Bismuti
pjb9508 at vashon.ca.boeing.com
Thu Jul 20 16:50:29 EDT 2006
We have an in-house CFD code that generates a data which include (among
others) general cell types (cells can have an arbitrary number of faces and
that each face can have an arbitrary number of vertices). These cells are
not convex, as a general rule.
I am interested in writing a datareader for the output of this CFD code, but
am not sure if general cell types can be handled within VTK (without
suvdivision). Does VTK support cells of this type? If not, is it likely to
in the near future?
Also, our datasets have a combination of an oct-tree which contains the
information from the outer flow, but then also has an array of panels that
define the surface geometry. (The intersection of the two is what creates
these odd-shaped cells). What superclass would be the most appropriate for
such a datareader? vtkCompositeDataSet?
Thanks in advance
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