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The Visualization ToolKit (VTK) is an open source, freely available software system for 3D computer graphics, image processing, and visualization used by thousands of researchers and developers around the world. VTK consists of a C++ class library, and several interpreted interface layers including Tcl/Tk, Java, and Python. Professional support and products for VTK are provided by Kitware, Inc. ([http://www.kitware.com www.kitware.com]) VTK supports a wide variety of visualization algorithms including scalar, vector, tensor, texture, and volumetric methods; and advanced modeling techniques such as implicit modelling, polygon reduction, mesh smoothing, cutting, contouring, and Delaunay triangulation. In addition, dozens of imaging algorithms have been directly integrated to allow the user to mix 2D imaging / 3D graphics algorithms and data.
These are fully independent, compilable examples. There is significant overlap in the square examples, but they are each intended to illustrate a different concept.
==Example Usage (C++)==
===Working with PolyData===
* [[Which Libraries Do I Link To?]]
* [[Which Header Files Do I Include?]]
* [[Useful Classes]]
* [[Write a VTP file]]
* [[Read a VTP file]]
* [[Write a file of the four corners of a square]]
* [[Write a file of a triangulated square]]
* [[Write a file of the four corners of square, each with a different color]]
* [[Write a file of a triangulated square, each corner with a different color]]
* [[Write a file of a triangulated square, each triangle with a different color]]
* [[Write a sphere to a VTP file]]
* [[Write a plane to a VTP file]]
* [[Write two cubes to a VTP file]]
* [[Add Normals to a Polydata]]
* [[Add Miscellaneous Data to Points in a Polydata]]
* [[Add Global Miscellaneous Data to a Polydata]]
* [[Extract Normals from a Polydata]]
===Other File Types===
* [[Write a VTU file]]
* [[Read a VTU file]]
* [[Read an OBJ File]]
===Data Structures===
* [[KDTree]]
* [[Octree]]
===Filters===
* [[Apply a Transformation to Points]]
* [[Landmark Transform]]
* [[Iterative Closest Points (ICP) Transform]]
==Administrative Topics==
* Where can I find more [[VTK Additional Information|information about VTK]]?
* [[VTK 5.4 Release Planning]]
* Where can I [http://vtk.org/get-software.php download VTK]?
* Where can I download a tarball of the [http://vtk.org/files/nightly/vtkNightlyDocHtml.tar.gz nightly HTML documentation]?
* [[VTK Classes|Extending VTK]]


* [[VTK Coding Standards]]
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* [[VTK cvs commit Guidelines]]
The Visualization ToolKit (VTK) is an open source, freely available software system for 3D computer graphics, image processing, and visualization used by thousands of researchers and developers around the world. VTK consists of a C++ class library, and several interpreted interface layers including Python, Tcl/Tk and Java. Professional support and products for VTK are provided by [http://www.kitware.com Kitware, Inc.] VTK supports a wide variety of visualization algorithms including scalar, vector, tensor, texture, and volumetric methods; and advanced modeling techniques such as implicit modelling, polygon reduction, mesh smoothing, cutting, contouring, and Delaunay triangulation. In addition, dozens of imaging algorithms have been directly integrated to allow the user to mix 2D imaging / 3D graphics algorithms and data.
==Start Here==


* [[VTK Patch Procedure]] -- merge requests for the current release branch
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===Join===
: [https://vtk.org/community-support Sign up] for the VTK forum
: [https://gitlab.kitware.com/vtk/vtk/-/issues Register] on the bug tracker
===Read===
: Browse the [https://docs.google.com/a/kitware.com/document/d/1nzinw-dR5JQRNi_gb8qwLL5PnkGMK2FETlQGLr10tZw/edit VTK Coding Standards]
: Skim the [[VTK/FAQ | Developer's FAQ]]
: Peruse a few of the [[VTK/Tutorials/External_Tutorials | External Tutorials]]


* [[VTK Scripts|Extending VTK with Scripts]]
===Learn===
:Watch some of Kitware's [https://blog.kitware.com/?s=vtk+webinar VTK Webinars]
:Build some of the [https://kitware.github.io/vtk-examples/site/ VTK Examples]
:Read the [[VTK/Tutorials | Advanced Tutorials]]
:Study the [http://www.vtk.org/doc/nightly/html Doxygen] documentation


* [[VTK Tools|VTK-Based Tools and Applications]]
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* What are some [[VTK Projects|projects using VTK]]?
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===Source Code How-to===
:[http://www.vtk.org/VTK/resources/software.html Get the VTK Source]
:[https://gitlab.kitware.com/vtk/vtk/blob/master/Documentation/dev/git/develop.md Create, Commit, and Share Code Changes]
:[https://gitlab.kitware.com/vtk/vtk/blob/master/Documentation/dev/build.md Configure and Build VTK]
===Check the Status===
:[https://www.openhub.net/p/vtk Black Duck Open Hub VTK page]
:[https://gitlab.kitware.com/vtk/vtk/commits/master Recent commits]


* [[Proposed Changes to VTK | Proposed Changes to VTK]]
===View the Code===
:[https://gitlab.kitware.com/vtk/vtk/blob/master/Documentation/dev/git/README.md Git Landing page]
:[https://github.com/Kitware/VTK Github Mirror]
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* [[VTK FAQ|Frequently asked questions (FAQ)]]
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* [[VTK OpenGL|Common OpenGL troubles]]
==Resources==


* [[VTK Related Job Opportunities|VTK Related Job Opportunities]]
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; [[VTK/Dashboard_how_to|Contribute a Dashboard]]: Dashboards are an important tool we use to ensure quality.


* [[VTK/Writing_VTK_files_using_python | Writing VTK files using python]]
; [http://markmail.org/search/?q=vtk Communications]: Search the mailing list archives or use [http://www.google.com/advanced_search?as_sitesearch=www.vtk.org&as_epq=vtk-users Advanced Google search]


* [[VTK/mesh quality | Geometric mesh quality]]
; [http://www.vtk.org/Wiki/VTK_Datasets Data]: VTK is tested and released with datasets for visualization.
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* [[VTK_XML_Formats | VTK XML Format Details]]
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; [http://open.cdash.org/index.php?project=VTK CDash]: View the VTK Quality Dashboards


* [[VTK_Third_Party_Library_Patrol | VTK 3rd Party Library Patrol]]
; [[VTK/BuildingDoxygen|Documentation]]: Build the VTK Doxygen documentation


* [[Python Wrapping FAQ]]
; [[VTK/Roadmap | Roadmap]]: Read about what's in and coming soon to VTK.
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== Current Projects ==
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* [[VTK/Graph Layout | VTK Graph Layout]]
* [[VTK/Java Wrapping | VTK Java Wrapping]]
* [[VTK/Composite Data Redesign | Composite Data Redesign]]
* [[VTKWidgets | VTK Widget Redesign]]
* [[VTKShaders | Shaders in VTK]]
* [[VTK/VTKMatlab | VTK with Matlab]]
* [[VTK/Time_Support | VTK Time support]]
* [[VTK/Depth_Peeling | VTK Depth Peeling]]
* [[VTK/MultiPass_Rendering | VTK Multi-Pass Rendering]]
* [[VTK/Using_JRuby | Using VTK with JRuby]]
* [[VTK/Painters | Painters]]
* [[VTK/Cray XT3 Compilation| Cray XT3 Compilation]]
* [[VTK/statistics | Statistics]]
* [[VTK/Array Refactoring | Array Refactoring]]
* [[VTK/Multicore and Streaming | Multicore and Streaming]]


== External Links ==
== Help ==
*[http://www.imtek.uni-freiburg.de/simulation/mathematica/IMSweb/ IMTEK Mathematica Supplement (IMS)], the Open Source IMTEK Mathematica Supplement (IMS) interfaces VTK and generates ParaView batch scripts
* Kitware offers [http://www.kitware.com/products/support.html Support Contracts] and [http://www.kitware.com/products/consulting.html Expert Consulting]  
*[http://zorayasantos.tripod.com/vtk_csharp_examples], VTK examples in C# (Visual Studio 5.0 and .NET 2.0)
* [[VTK/Deprecated_frontpage|Deprecated Frontpage]]
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Latest revision as of 10:53, 13 September 2021


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Welcome to the VTK Wiki, home of the latest VTK documentation and resources on the web.

The Visualization ToolKit (VTK) is an open source, freely available software system for 3D computer graphics, image processing, and visualization used by thousands of researchers and developers around the world. VTK consists of a C++ class library, and several interpreted interface layers including Python, Tcl/Tk and Java. Professional support and products for VTK are provided by Kitware, Inc. VTK supports a wide variety of visualization algorithms including scalar, vector, tensor, texture, and volumetric methods; and advanced modeling techniques such as implicit modelling, polygon reduction, mesh smoothing, cutting, contouring, and Delaunay triangulation. In addition, dozens of imaging algorithms have been directly integrated to allow the user to mix 2D imaging / 3D graphics algorithms and data.

Start Here

Join

Sign up for the VTK forum
Register on the bug tracker

Read

Browse the VTK Coding Standards
Skim the Developer's FAQ
Peruse a few of the External Tutorials

Learn

Watch some of Kitware's VTK Webinars
Build some of the VTK Examples
Read the Advanced Tutorials
Study the Doxygen documentation

Resources

Contribute a Dashboard
Dashboards are an important tool we use to ensure quality.
Communications
Search the mailing list archives or use Advanced Google search
Data
VTK is tested and released with datasets for visualization.
CDash
View the VTK Quality Dashboards
Documentation
Build the VTK Doxygen documentation
Roadmap
Read about what's in and coming soon to VTK.

Help