[Paraview] adjusting the glyph filter

Robert Maynard robert.maynard at kitware.com
Thu Oct 14 11:45:57 EDT 2010

Hi Rob,

I would look at the new vtkGlyph3DMapper which is a new representation type
in ParaView. This will be a good foundation for a custom representation. To
learn how to add a new representation you can read

On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 12:52 AM, Rob Nugen <users-paraview.org at robnugen.com
> wrote:

> Hello Paraviewers
> The Glyph Filter includes in its properties a glyph type "Arrow."
> Each arrow can have its radius and length (for both the tip and shaft)
> be drawn proportionally to the value of the vector it represents.
> I'm asked to slightly (?) adjust the glyph filter so that, for each
> individual arrow, its length is determined by the value of vector A,
> and its radius is determined by the value of vector B [and its color
> is determined by vector C [ and its opacity is determined by vector
> D]].
> I've been a programmer for many years, but have come to Paraview just
> this week.  I've been searching and stepping through some of the
> tutorials / examples, but so far nothing looks like what I'm trying to
> do.
> My question, for lovely veterans: at what level would this type of
> change need to occur?  Can it be done just through "Programmable
> Filters?" (So far, I don't think so).    Do I have to learn VTK and
> compile new filters from there?
> To sweeten the deal, I have a bit of a budget to get this done (by 21
> October).
> my setup:
> I'm running ParaView universal binary on Mac OS X 10.6.4 (Snow Leopard)
> ParaView Version 3.8.1  32-bit
> Qt version 4.6.2
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