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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.
 
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.
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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++)==
 
==Example Usage (C++)==
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===Working with PolyData===
 
* [[Which Libraries Do I Link To?]]
 
* [[Which Libraries Do I Link To?]]
 
* [[Which Header Files Do I Include?]]
 
* [[Which Header Files Do I Include?]]
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* [[Write a VTP file]]
 
* [[Write a VTP file]]
 
* [[Read a VTP file]]
 
* [[Read a VTP file]]
* [[Write a VTU file]]
 
* [[Read a VTU file]]
 
 
* [[Write a file of the four corners of a square]]
 
* [[Write a file of the four corners of a square]]
 
* [[Write a file of a triangulated square]]
 
* [[Write a file of a triangulated square]]
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* [[Write a plane to a VTP file]]
 
* [[Write a plane to a VTP file]]
 
* [[Write two cubes to a VTP file]]
 
* [[Write two cubes to a VTP file]]
* [[Apply a Transformation to Points]]
 
* [[Landmark Transform]]
 
* [[Iterative Closest Points (ICP) Transform]]
 
* [[KDTree]]
 
* [[Read an OBJ File]]
 
 
* [[Add Global Information to a VTP file]]
 
* [[Add Global Information to a VTP file]]
 
* [[Add Normals to a Polydata]]
 
* [[Add Normals to a Polydata]]
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* [[Add Global Miscellaneous Data to a Polydata]]
 
* [[Add Global Miscellaneous Data to a Polydata]]
 
* [[Extract Normals from a Polydata]]
 
* [[Extract Normals from a Polydata]]
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===Other File Types===
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* [[Write a VTU file]]
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* [[Read a VTU file]]
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* [[Read an OBJ File]]
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===Data Structures===
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* [[KDTree]]
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===Filters===
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* [[Apply a Transformation to Points]]
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* [[Landmark Transform]]
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* [[Iterative Closest Points (ICP) Transform]]
  
 
==Administrative Topics==
 
==Administrative Topics==

Revision as of 05:56, 30 April 2009

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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. (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

Other File Types

Data Structures

Filters

Administrative Topics

Current Projects

External Links

  • IMTEK Mathematica Supplement (IMS), the Open Source IMTEK Mathematica Supplement (IMS) interfaces VTK and generates ParaView batch scripts
  • [1], VTK examples in C# (Visual Studio 5.0 and .NET 2.0)



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