[vtkusers] vtk installation CMake java problem

Sebastien Jourdain sebastien.jourdain at kitware.com
Fri Nov 21 10:45:18 EST 2014

Hi Jim,

The red mean, "New option available base on your previous choice".
For the BUILD_SHARED_LIBS = OFF, I have quite some doubt. That would mean
you want a static build with the Java wrapping. And to my knowledge, that
is not possible with Java.

Otherwise, to have VTK works within the Eclipse development environment, I
usually need 2 things:
- Add the vtk.jar to the classpath of my project
- (on Windows) expend the PATH env var to add the directory that contains
all the dll of VTK. If you pick the option to package VTK for Java, then
you will need to unzip the native JAR file and point to the content of its


On Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 7:31 AM, James Labiak <
jim at jslengineeringsoftware.com> wrote:

>  Hi Seb,
> The JOGL and SWT were red, so I thought that I needed them. I just want a
> standard installation that I can use in Java with Eclipse, then be able to
> distribute a program to another user. With them off, the installation
> seemed to work but a sample java file cone.java showed java path errors in
> Eclipse. I had set CLASSPATH sys var to
> C:\vtk_jar\vtk.jar;C:\vtk_build\Wrapping\Java; and included C:\Program
> Files\VTK\natives-Windows-AMD64 in the PATH variable as well as
> C:\jdk1.7.0_60\bin;C:\jdk1.7.0_60\jre\bin. From the VTK user's guide, it
> sounds like I want an installation with BUILD_SHARED_LIBS off for my
> distribution purpose. When I do that, I get tons of errors in VS 2013. Am
> compiling with 64 bit set in CMake. I'm not familiar with Maven, and wasn't
> sure what to do with the binary distribution files.
> Thanks,
> Jim
> On 11/20/2014 11:03 AM, Sebastien Jourdain wrote:
> Hi James,
>  Please keep the thread on the mailing list so other community members
> could benefit from your question as well.
>  So first of all, why did you turn ON both VTK_JAVA_JOGL_COMPONENT and
>  Turning any of those option require that you have already the SWT native
> library or the JOGL library installed on your system. On top of that, none
> of them is required to have a VTK with Java Wrapping working.
>  In fact, you can probably just download the generated binaries from our
> VTK dashboard if you don't want to build VTK yourself here:
> http://open.cdash.org/index.php?project=VTK&filtercount=1&field1=groupname/string&compare1=63&value1=Super-build
>  Then if you truly want to build VTK and have the JOGL rendering classes
> available on top of the default ones, then the best approach is to get them
> using Maven. And you should make sure you provide the path to the proper
> jar inside your CMake config. (You may need to toggle the advance mode to
> see them).
>  Seb
>> On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 8:49 AM, James Labiak <
>> jim at jslengineeringsoftware.com> wrote:
>>>  Hi Seb,
>>> Thanks for picking up on this. I put images of the CMake process below,
>>> also the JOGL source directory files and the JOGL build directory files.
>>> Here are some errors that VS 2013 gives, which is how I noticed that the
>>> JOGL classes were missing from the build directory structure. If I should
>>> be placing JOGL jar files somewhere, then I'm not sure where to put
>>> it(them).
>>> Thanks,
>>> Jim
>>> 386>CUSTOMBUILD : warning : [options] bootstrap class path not set in
>>> conjunction with -source 1.5
>>> 386>
>>> C:\vtk_build\java\vtk\rendering\jogl\vtkAbstractJoglComponent.java:3:
>>> error: package javax.media.opengl does not exist
>>> 386>  import javax.media.opengl.GLAutoDrawable;
>>> 386>  C:\vtk_build\java\vtk\rendering\jogl\vtkJoglPanelComponent.java:5:
>>> error: package javax.media.opengl.awt does not exist
>>> 386>  import javax.media.opengl.awt.GLJPanel;
>>> 387>
>>> C:\vtk_build\java\vtk\rendering\jogl\vtkJoglCanvasComponent.java:20: error:
>>> cannot find symbol
>>> 387>      public vtkJoglCanvasComponent(vtkRenderWindow renderWindow,
>>> GLCapabilities capabilities) {
>>> 387>                                                                  ^
>>> 387>    symbol:   class GLCapabilities
>>> 387>    location: class vtkJoglCanvasComponent
>>> 387>  C:\vtk_build\java\vtk\rendering\jogl\vtkJoglPanelComponent.java:3:
>>> error: package javax.media.opengl does not exist
>>> 387>  import javax.media.opengl.GLCapabilities;
>>> On 11/19/2014 2:38 PM, Sebastien Jourdain wrote:
>>> Hi James,
>>>  What do you mean by JOGL classes? Are you talking about the JOGL jar
>>> files?
>>>  What did you change in your CMake configuration step?
>>>  Seb
>>> On Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 8:40 AM, James Labiak <
>>> jim at jslengineeringsoftware.com> wrote:
>>>>  Hello,
>>>> I am trying to install vtk with Java wrapping. When I build in VS 2013,
>>>> I get errors related to jogl classes not being found. I placed the missing
>>>> classes java files in the vtk\rendering\jogl directories as necessary, but
>>>> after CMake Configure and Generate steps, the jogl files are not being
>>>> copied to the build directory Java\rendering\jogl directory and so I get
>>>> the same errors upon build in VS 2013.
>>>> Thanks,
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