[vtkusers] vtk 6.3.0 | Using OpenGL2?

Ken Martin ken.martin at kitware.com
Mon Sep 21 09:25:56 EDT 2015

You select OpenGL2 by setting VTK_RENDERING_BACKEND to OpenGL2

Libraries should all be the same as the old OpenGL just with the name
changed to OpenGL2 with the exception of LIC changing to LICOpenGL2 if you
are using LIC. If you build with CMake using VTK in the standard way I
believe most of this is handled for you. The classes to instantiate
depends on your application but in general they should not change.
vtkActor, vtkPolyDataMapper, vtkRenderWindow, etc.


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-----Original Message-----
From: vtkusers [mailto:vtkusers-bounces at vtk.org] On Behalf Of Audrius
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2015 4:36 PM
To: Ben Boeckel
Cc: VTK Users
Subject: Re: [vtkusers] vtk 6.3.0 | Using OpenGL2?

On Wed, Sep 16, 2015, at 18:02, Ben Boeckel wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 12:19:21 -0400, Audrius Stundzia wrote:
> > VTK_MODULE_INIT(vtkRenderingFreeTypeOpenGL2);
> ...
> > only generates new link error messages of the type
> >
> > 1>stdafx.obj : error LNK2019: unresolved external symbol "void
> > 1>__cdecl
> >   vtkRenderingFreeTypeOpenGL2_AutoInit_Construct(void)"
> >   (?vtkRenderingFreeTypeOpenGL2_AutoInit_Construct@@YAXXZ) referenced
> >   function "public: __cdecl
> >   RenderingFreeTypeOpenGL2_ModuleInit(void)"
> >   (??0vtkRenderingFreeTypeOpenGL2_ModuleInit@@QEAA at XZ)
> This module does not exist (and the vtkRenderingFreeTypeOpenGL module
> is also gone).
> --Be

Understood. Thanks.

Is there a summary page for vtk "OpenGL2" that summarizes what is required
to get it running?

Which CMake switches to set and which to turn off?

Which vtk dlls to load?

Which classes to instantiate?

Thank you in advance.

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