[vtkusers] Building VTK with Python?

Andy Cedilnik andy.cedilnik at kitware.com
Thu Sep 12 13:16:34 EDT 2002

Hi Dean,

There is a readme in VTK/Wrapping/Python, which describes the whole


On Thu, 2002-09-12 at 12:01, Dean N. Williams wrote:
>     I am trying to build VTK (4.0) with Python (2.2.1) and Tcl/Tk (8.3.3).
>     After 1 1/2 hours, VTK built successfully. I am now able to run the simple Tcl
>     Cone.tcl example (i.e., vtk Cone.tcl). But the simple Python example
>     Cone.py (i.e., python Cone.py) produces the following error:
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "Cone.py", line 9, in ?
>     from vtkpython import *
> ImportError: No module named vtkpython
>     With "cmake -i", I thought I answered all the following questions pertaining
>     to building with Python. I currently have the following VTK/Python shared libraries:
>     libvtkCommonPython.so, libvtkFilteringPython.so, libvtkGraphicsPython.so,
>     libvtkImagingPython.so, libvtkIOPython.so, libvtkRenderingPython.so,
>     libvtkRenderingPythonTkWidgets.so. As you can see I do not have the vtkpython.so
>     library.
>     Is there a way to produce the missing shared library without rebuilding the entire
>     packages?
>     I am on a PC/Linux (RH 7.2) platform. Has anyone built VTK with Python for this platform?
>     Also, where are the many examples for VTK Python users that were found in the directory
>     examplesPython in version 3.2?
>     Thanks in advance for any help.

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