[vtkusers] Legacy code: OpenGL vs. OpenGL2

Ken Martin ken.martin at kitware.com
Mon Sep 14 15:07:48 EDT 2015

vtkOpenGLPolyDataMapper is the intended replacement for OpenGL2. The
painter API currently is not supported and I do not think there are plans
to support it currently. A number of features that were implemented with
painters have been converted to baseline features of the mapper or a
subclass of it.


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From: vtkusers [mailto:vtkusers-bounces at vtk.org] On Behalf Of
Sent: Monday, September 14, 2015 2:48 PM
To: VTK Users
Subject: [vtkusers] Legacy code: OpenGL vs. OpenGL2

The OpenGL version of vtkOpenGLPolyDataMapper has been marked as obsolete
starting from VTK6.2, the replacement being vtkPainterPolyDataMapper. The
OpenGL2 version is not marked as such, and there is no vtkPainter class.

Is this intended, or is the OpenGL2 version also going away?


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