convert file into vtk and stl format

I am trying to save a cube into a vtk and stl files! this is the task my question is I read the docs and save it into .ply file this is the stl extension, so how can I save it as a vtk file with python ! i know the question is not clear but this is who I told can someone explain me anything ? I get confused,thanks in advance

I’m assuming that you have point locations and then the point locations that make up each triangle. I am assuming you are using triangles. You might be able to do it sort of like this (in Python) - I’m not an expert, so here goes:

import vtk

pts = vtk.vtkPoints()
pts.InsertNextPoint(0, 0, 0)
pts.InsertNextPoint(0, 0, 1)
pts.InsertNextPoint(0, 1, 0)
pts.InsertNextPoint(0, 1, 1)
pts.InsertNextPoint(1, 0, 0)
pts.InsertNextPoint(1, 0, 1)
pts.InsertNextPoint(1, 1, 0)
pts.InsertNextPoint(1, 1, 1)
u = vtk.vtkUnstructuredGrid()
u.InsertNextCell(vtk.VTK_HEXAHEDRON, 8, [0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7])

w = vtk.vtkUnstructuredGridWriter()

c = vtk.vtkDataSetSurfaceFilter()

w = vtk.vtkSTLWriter()

# Or, just make a vtkPolyData instead of a vtkUnstructuredGrid.
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thanks, I understand the part about converting to stl but the vtk part didn’t get it yet! I just started learning vtk yesterday so a lot of things are still not clear! how I can now save the files to .vtu extensions? is vtu the vtk extensions they are the same?

#!~ How to write it into vtk then?

colors = vtkNamedColors()

# filename = get_program_parameters()

cube = vtk.vtkCubeSource()


# Write the stl file to disk

stlWriter = vtkSTLWriter()




You are likely looking for vtkXMLUnstructuredGridWriter, just change the writer object constructor and the filename.

The newer format is the XML format. The text format that I had in the script is called “legacy” format.