[vtkusers] How to avoid model splatting on a ImageData
arturo_caissut at tiscali.it
Wed Mar 11 10:26:42 EDT 2009
ok, I think it worked.
Now my problem is to save the figure (a flyin' donut surrounded by free
space) as a MetaImage file. Maybe I shall use some ITK method?
Eric E. Monson wrote:
> Hey Arturo,
> You can do what you want, but to get "free space" around your donut,
> the output will need to be an Unstructured Grid rather than ImageData
> (which is just defined in a cube, all filled with points).
> I think you have the right idea about the vtkImplicitModeller methods:
> SetSampleDimensions sets the number of grid points in each direction,
> while the SetModelBounds specifies the extent of the output in the
> coordinate space of your data. You can try setting it manually to (-5,
> 5, -5, 5, -1, 1) if you want. The output of vtkImplicitModeller is a
> vtkImageData, so I don't think you have to create that new "image",
> just grab the output and pipe it in to your writer.
> If you put a threshold filter after the implicit modeller, you'll get
> an unstructured grid with "free space" around your donut. (I just
> tried it in ParaView, so I don't have VTK code handy.) If you really
> need ImageData out, then there may be a way to "zero out" the values
> over a certain threshold, but there will still be points all
> throughout the rectangular solid space.
> If this doesn't answer your questions, you may have to clarify in what
> way this is "not working" and what you mean by not wanting the data
> splatted all over the volume (maybe the "free space" issue?).
> Talk to you later,
> Eric E Monson
> Duke Visualization Technology Group
> On Mar 9, 2009, at 5:46 PM, Arturo Caissut wrote:
>> I need to read a PolyData 3D model, pass it through two filters
>> (implicit modeller & image threshold) and then save the resulting
>> image on a ImageData.
>> My problem is that I don't want the resulting model image to be
>> "splatted" all over the ImageData extension (with a deformation as a
>> collateral result), but I cannot avoid this.
>> Maybe I'm making some confusion between implicit modeller
>> SetSampleDimensions and SetModelBounds, but I'm not sure.
>> I'll try to explain myself with an example: let's say I have a
>> radius=4 circle stored into a polydata. My aim is to create a
>> 50x50x50 MetaImage file whit a radius 4 " donut"on the center, and a
>> lot of "free space" all around. I think I should procede with
>> something like:
>> vtkPolydataReader *reader = vtkPolyDataReader::New();
>> vtkImplicitModeller *implicit = vtkImplicitModeller::New();
>> implicit->SetMaximumDistance(1); //I don't want my donut to
>> be too large
>> implicit->SetSampleDimensions(50, 50, 50); //Is this correct?
>> vtkImageData *image = vtkImageData::New();
>> image->SetDimensions(50, 50, 50);
>> image->SetOrigin(0.0, 0.0, 0.0);
>> image = implicit->GetOutput();
>> vtkMetaImageWriter *miwriter = vtkMetaImageWriter::New();
>> But this doesn't work.
>> Can you find any error?
>> Thank you,
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