[vtkusers] Problem wraping vtk in Python-v2

WolfgangZ wollez at gmx.net
Fri Nov 21 03:17:19 EST 2008

sylvain.roy at sjgeophysics.com schrieb:
> I previously wrote:
> """"""
> Hello everyone,
> I installed Python 2.5 and the source code of VTK on a Windows XP today. I
> followed the directives to wrap vtk in python. I went throught CMake and
> built the whole thing with mingw32-make.exe -i at the end. Everything
> seemed fine. The bin folder is full of different files. After doing so, I
> expected to go in python and type: import vtk, but it didn't work. Is it
> normal?
> If not, is there something I did wrong or some advices I could get.
> Regards,
> Sylvain
> """""""""
> I made some improvement. In site-packages of Python25, I created a file
> called vtk.pth containing:
> C:\vtk-5.2.0\VTK_binary\Wrapping\Python
> C:\vtk-5.2.0\VTK_binary\Wrapping\Python\vtk\tk
> C:\vtk-5.2.0\VTK_binary\bin\release
> Now, when I go in Python and write: import vtk, I get:
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "<pyshell#0>", line 1, in <module>
>     import vtk
>   File "C:/vtk-5.2.0/VTK_binary/Wrapping/Python\vtk\__init__.py", line 41,
> in <module>
>     from common import *
>   File "C:/vtk-5.2.0/VTK_binary/Wrapping/Python\vtk\common.py", line 9, in
> <module>
>     from vtkCommonPython import *
> ImportError: No module named vtkCommonPython
> Someone has any idea?
> Sylvain

there was once the problem that files with the wrong file ending were 
produced. Can you check if the missing file has the end .pyd oder .dll
Try renaming and check the errormessage again.


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