[vtkusers] Combining three velocity components
awiktor at emory.edu
Fri Jul 31 16:05:40 EDT 2009
The problem is that I need the overall velocity as a single vector, not the
components. I think I still need the calculator to sum the three components
to give the velocity. How would I do that?
On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 3:58 PM, Wes Turner <wes.turner at kitware.com> wrote:
> If you are just trying to get an image with three components corresponding
> to the x, y, and z, then that is what you should have as the output of the
> append filter. The data at that point is not stored in separate x, y, and z
> vectors, but is instead a single multicomponent image. You should have no
> need of the image calculator at that point.
> - Wes
> On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 3:24 PM, Adam Wiktor <awiktor at emory.edu> wrote:
>> Yes, I tried both that and AppendFilter, but I'm still having problems. I
>> may not be using the append correctly, but the calculator is only
>> recognizing one of the three components, and I get this error message (it's
>> the same for both ImageAppendComponents and AppendFilter):
>> ERROR: In /home/awiktor/Desktop/VTK/Graphics/vtkArrayCalculator.cxx, line
>> vtkArrayCalculator (0x763d70): Invalid array name: y
>> I get the same message except with "Invalid array name: z" if I remove all
>> references to y, so I think this means that the calculator isn't seeing the
>> 'y' and 'z' variables.
>> Here's the part of the code that isn't working:
>> velcalc = vtk.vtkArrayCalculator()
>> velcalc.AddVectorArrayName("x", 0, 1, 2)
>> velcalc.AddVectorArrayName("y", 0, 1, 2)
>> velcalc.AddVectorArrayName("z", 0, 1, 2)
>> Any idea what the problem is?
>> On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 12:54 PM, Wes Turner <wes.turner at kitware.com>wrote:
>>> Did you try ImageAppendComponents?
>>> On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 12:16 PM, Adam Wiktor <awiktor at emory.edu> wrote:
>>>> Hi All,
>>>> I am fairly new to VTK, so please bear with me. I'm trying to visualize
>>>> blood flow in the aorta from MRI scans. The velocity data is stored in three
>>>> separate vti images, for the x-, y- and z- components. Each image has a
>>>> scalar variable 'DICOMImage' which is the speed in that direction. I need to
>>>> combine the components into the overall velocity, which I will then import
>>>> into paraview to add streamlines and other things.
>>>> My original thought was to use the vtkArrayCalculator to multiply each
>>>> image by the unit vector (for the x component, for example, it would be
>>>> DICOMImage*iHat). I would then need to combine these vectors into the
>>>> velocity with another calculator, just doing x+y+z. I might be able to
>>>> simplify this by just using one calculator that did x*iHat + y*jHat +
>>>> z*kHat, but I don't know how to change the variable names from DICOMImage to
>>>> x, y, and z so that the calculator can distinguish between them.
>>>> First of all, I'd like to know if there's an easier way of doing this.
>>>> If there isn't a more straight-forward way, then the main thing I need
>>>> to figure out is how to get the final calculator to use the three different
>>>> inputs. What would be the best way to do that?
>>>> Thanks for any help you can give!
>>>> - Adam
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> Wesley D. Turner, Ph.D.
> Kitware, Inc.
> R&D Engineer
> 28 Corporate Drive
> Clifton Park, NY 12065-8662
> Phone: 518-371-3971 x120
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