[vtkusers] How to install vtk

Doug Henry brilligent at gmail.com
Tue Jul 19 08:09:17 EDT 2005

That looks like a link error on one of the examples, so the vtk libs may be 
built. You might want to try configuring (using cmake) to not build the 
examples and see if you get a clean build on just the libs. I have never 
tried 4.2, but I have built 4.4 using VC6 and borland free tools and it 
works. You should not need any external libs, such as Qt, just to build vtk.

On 7/19/05, Bego Menéndez <proyectofc at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, we are trying to install vtk libraries but we can't.
> We have downloaded the libraries from the official page and we have
> followed the instructions that are in the file "readme.html".-
> 1) Install the VTK 4.2 distribution by unzipping into the
> appropriate directory.
> 2) Execute CMakeSetup. This will pop-up a little
> GUI that allows you to tailor the build. It then starts
> building .dsw and .dsp files for Microsoft, or makefiles for Borland.
> You'll have to tell CMakeSetup where you've placed your VTK source
> code, and where to build the object code and dll's
> (we'll call it "vtkbin").
> 3) When CMakeSetup completes, start up msdev and load VTK.dsw.
> Select ALL_BUILD project, and build it.
> Our problem is that when we try to compile a code with Visual C++ 6.0,
> it's impossible because we have some errors like the following one:
> Cone.obj : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol "public: void
> __thiscall vtkCamera::Azimuth(double)" (?Azimuth at vtkCamera@@QAEXN at Z)
> Could someone explain us how to use the CMakeSetup?
> We have also seen a tutorial where it was explained that you had to
> install QT and other things to install vtk libraries, is it really
> neccesary?
> Thanks a lot.
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