[vtkusers] How to improve the quality of rendered lines?

Lisa S. Avila lisa.avila at kitware.com
Tue May 22 11:21:21 EDT 2001

Hello Pearu,

You can try two things - create a larger image (vtkRenderLargeImage), and 
use antialiasing (SetAAFrames to something like 16 on the vtkRenderWindow). 
This will improve your image quality.


At 03:07 PM 5/21/2001, Pearu Peterson wrote:

>I am using Mayavi to visualize VTK files and I have noticed  that when
>saving a scene to a TIFF file, the quality of lines (and text) is too poor
>for printing on the paper.
> From previous messages I see that RenderMan is suggested for getting
>better quality of exported scenes. Does it apply also for scenes that
>contain mostly lines, and only few plane slices?
>I know that vector graphics is better suited for this (but don't know if
>there is similar software, as VTK, available).
>But still, is there a way to improve such an output in VTK so that it will
>look good also on paper, not just on a screen?
>         Pearu
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