where is vtkMultiBlockPLOT3DReader.cxx

I want to write my own reader plugin and model it off the PLOT3DReader plugin. Where can I find the file “vtkMultiBLockPLOT3DReader.cxx” file? I know it exists because Paraview will tell me there is an error there (see below). I tried searching my computer and searching the repository with no success.

ERROR: In vtkMultiBlockPLOT3DReader.cxx, line 3168

vtkMultiBlockPLOT3DReader (000001529CCE8690): Geometry and data dimensions do not match. Data file may be corrupt.

Hi @uporersith ,

You seem to find the reader according to the error, you just do not configure it correctly.


I’m sorry I need a little more help, can you provide a link to the file in the repository? I still cannot locate the file. I have downloaded the master source and searched with grep and still cannot locate the file.


Thank you,

After finding the VTK folder empty, it occurred to me that I probably have to build paraview to get the file. I was able to do so and can find the file now.

you need to update your submodules

git submodule update --init --recursive