Build paraview to use TensorGlyph

I want to use the plugin TensorGlyph in Paraview, and I understood that I have to rebuild altogether with the build. I am using Windows 10, and I try to do it with the Paraview superbuild.
Unfortunately, I get the following error in my CMake:

CMake Error at superbuild/CMakeLists.txt:13 (message):
The superbuild does not currently support multi-config generators (such as
Visual Studio or Xcode). The recommended generators are Ninja and Unix
Makefiles, but NMake Makefiles should work as well.

Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!
See also “D:/Paraview/paraview-build-folder/CMakeFiles/CMakeOutput.log”.

An error that I don’t understand well. I try to install Ninja and run cmake-gui in the VS2019 command prompt with the same result. Can someone help me ?



You do not need to build ParaView to use the tensor glyph, it is now a default filter and has been for quite some time.

Filters -> Alphabetical -> Tensor Glyph

(We do need to remove these out of date wiki pages)

To answer your question about building the superbuild on Windows, it sounds like you need to configure superbuild to use the Ninja generator, e.g.

cmake.exe -G Ninja ...

That will make a Ninja project rather than a Visual Studio project.

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Thanks for your answers, I got it now !


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