Helvin helvinlui at
Thu Jul 9 23:19:23 CEST 2009

On Jul 10, 3:54 am, Robert Kern <robert.k... at> wrote:
> On 2009-07-09 01:27, Helvin wrote:
> > On Jul 9, 11:29 am, Robert Kern<robert.k... at>  wrote:
> >> On 2009-07-08 18:10, Helvin wrote:
> >>> Thanks for the fast replies! I will look into how to use VTK now.
> >>> Where would I find VTK's explicit support for PyQt?
> >> Wrapping/Python/vtk/qt4/ in the VTK sources.
> >>> Because I have installed VTK (using its installer) and pyVTK (using
> >>> its file), but how do I actually use it in my code? According
> >>> to:,
> >>> I have tried 'import vtk', but python can't find the vtk module.
> >> Then you have not installed VTK's Python bindings correctly. Note that pyVTK is
> >> just a library for manipulating VTK files. The VTK Python bindings are part of
> >> VTK's distribution itself. Exactly how did you install VTK? Did you compile it
> >> yourself?
> > You mean, when I download VTK, the VTK Python bindings come with it?
> > I downloaded VTK from:
> Exactly which file did you download? I don't think the vtk-5.4.x-win32.exe
> installers have the Python bindings. You will need to build VTK from sources.
> --
> Robert Kern
> "I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
>   that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
>   an underlying truth."
>    -- Umberto Eco

Yes, I think you are right. I did initially use the windows installer.
I didn't know that it did't have python bindings. I thought that if I
had pyVTK, then it would work. But it didn't. I am now building VTK
with sources according to this EXCELLENT tutorial that I have somehow
come across, at:

It's for Windows XP, and I am on Vista, but I hope it will work. I
have worked my way through most of it now.

Thanks Robert!

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