[vtkusers] Cocoa with VTK

Drew McCormack cormack at chem.vu.nl
Mon Oct 21 06:21:23 EDT 2002

I am thinking about writing an introductory article about integrating 
VTK into Mac OS X Cocoa apps. I think this would be a good way to 
introduce Cocoa developers to VTK and help both groups of developers.

I don't want to step on any toes, so I want to give VTK developers a 
chance to voice their displeasure, should there be any. I also would 
like to ask if there is anyone else on the list who is utilizing VTK 
directly in Cocoa apps, and if so, how they have approached it.

In this regard, I found certain problems with interactors in the Cocoa 
implementation which required fixes in the form of subclassing some of 
the the VTK-Cocoa classes and overriding mouse event methods. I also 
found that a standalone VTK view class could be created, which doesn't 
require the Cocoa developer to explicitly type their windows as 
vtkCocoaWindows. I was wondering how other Cocoa developers have dealt 
with these and other Cocoa-related issues.


  Dr. Drew McCormack (Kmr. R153)
  Afd. Theoretische Chemie
  Faculteit Exacte Wetenschappen
  Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  De Boelelaan 1083
  1081 HV Amsterdam
  The Netherlands

  Email		cormack at chem.vu.nl
  Telephone  	+31 20 44 47623
  Mobile		+31 6 483 21307
  Fax   		+31 20 44 47629

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