Point number limit in vtkColorTransferFunction?

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Point number limit in vtkColorTransferFunction?

Juan José Aja Fernández
Hi, everyone:

I need to use Volume Rendering on an unstructured grid made out of voxels, the problem is that I have a lot of them (the grid minimum size is 50x50x50 so at least 25000 voxels).

I'm doing a truly horrible hack to try to color them:  generate a vtkPoint for each voxel in the grid by means of

vtkDoubleArray *pts = ....

for (i=0; i < numberOf Voxels;  i++)

Then I assign pts to the vtkCellData of my grid:


And finally I populate the color transfer function.
For example if I want to color my grid like a red-green chess board, I can do:

for (i=0; i < numberOfVoxels; i++) {
    if(i%2 == 0 && i != 0)
        ctrans->AddRGBPoint(pts->GetValue(i), 1, 0, 0);
    else ctrans->AddRGBPoint(pts->GetValue(i), 0, 1, 0);

The final result is very strange, the colors don't alternate the way they are supposed to (see the attached jpgs, the first one dimensions are: 5x5x5 and it looks good, the second one 19x19x19 but the checkered pattern dissapears).

Obviously I'm doing things wrong (the fact is that I'm somewhat new to vtk and I don't have the slightest idea of how to accomplish this), or is there a (short) limit in the number of points my transfer function can have?

If not, how can this be accomplished?

Thanks a lot,

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