[vtkusers] Big number of actors

Lisa Sobierajski Avila lisa.avila at kitware.com
Mon Oct 16 14:56:11 EDT 2000

Hello Daniel,

You can use one vtkSphereSource for all of the actors. That should 
significantly reduce the size. Just use the actor's position and scale 
factors to place the spheres rather than using the center and radius.


At 04:48 AM 10/13/2000, Daniel A. Mezentsev wrote:
>Hello all !
>I'm beginer in vtk and I have following trouble.
>While I analysing geometry property of DNA fragment about 500 atoms
>(every atom is vtkSphereSource with 20x20 resolution and has own
>vtkActor) my programm allocate about 130Mb.
>I have computer with 128Mb. How you can see this is critical atomic
>cluster size for my computer. Is this normal situation or I can reduce
>memory usage.
>With respect
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