[vtkusers] [VTK] Clipping plane in ImplicitPlaneWidget example

Jon Haitz Legarreta jhlegarreta at vicomtech.org
Mon Jun 2 02:37:48 EDT 2014

Hi Chris,
thanks for your answer.

For VTK 5.6.1 I had to add vtkWidgets to the target_link_libraries list,
apart from the already existing vtkHybrid for the case when VTK_LIBRARIES
variable is not found/set.

Otherwise I get some linking errors related to the
vtkImplicitPlaneRepresentation class used in the vtkImplictPlaneWidget2

As for the result, I wonder whether you get the same result as me (I hope
you were able to check the screenshots in my previous mail) or whether I
should indeed expect the an interactive clipping plane, as shown in the
wiki and the VTK book.


On 30 May 2014 16:14, Christopher Mullins <christopher.mullins at kitware.com>

> The example works just fine for me (Linux, VTK nightly).  You shouldn't
> need to mess with the CMakeLists.txt, it should only need to link to
>  ${VTK_LIBRARIES}.  Can you show us what you did to that file?
> On Fri, May 30, 2014 at 5:17 AM, Jon Haitz Legarreta <
> jhlegarreta at vicomtech.org> wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> I was trying to execute the ImplicitPlaneWidget example [1]. I have tried
>> both VTK 5.6.1 and 6.1.0.
>> The thing is that I was expecting to get the clipping plane as displayed
>> in the mentioned example. A similar example is shown in the "The
>> Visualization Toolkit" book (3rd ed.) (ch 7.18).
>> However, the sphere is indeed cut (attached a screenshot), but no
>> clipping plane is displayed, and thus no interaction is possible through
>> the implicit plane.
>> What else am I supposed to add to get a similar result?
>> As a side note, I had to add the vtkWidgets library to the link libraries
>> list for vtk 5.6.1, but not for 6.1.0 (so, if this is correct, I can edit
>> the wiki example to account for this). I have noticed that the vtkHybrid
>> library is actually no longer built by vtk 6.1.0 [2].
>> Thanks,
>> [1] http://www.vtk.org/Wiki/VTK/Examples/Cxx/Widgets/ImplicitPlaneWidget2
>> [2] http://www.vtk.org/Wiki/VTK/FAQ#Writing_a_simple_CMakeLists.txt
>> <http://www.vicomtech.org/en/proteccion-datos>
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