This page was based on Sebastien Barre's VTK Links: Documentation page.
* VTK 4.x: nightly Man Pages (CHM and tar archives available here) * VTK 4.2: nightly Man Pages * VTK 4.0: nightly Man Pages * VTK 3.2: nightly Man Pages (archived in vtkMan.tar.gz, available in the nightly FTP ; use ftpuser as username and public as password) * VTK 3: nightly Man Pages (archived in vtkMan.tar.gz, available in the nightly FTP ; use ftpuser as username and public as password)
The VTK documentation is now generated using Doxygen, thanks to the work of some VTK users. The whole process is described in the Doxygen documentation project page.
(W. Schroeder, K. Martin, Bl Lorensen) 646 pages, 40 color pages, CD-ROM with software/data, ISBN 0-13-954694-4, Prentice Hall (amazon.com). Book figure images, Color Plate images.
"Everything you need to install, use, and extend vtk. Detailed examples, installation procedures, developers guide, file format descriptions, how to write imaging and graphics filters, plus data object API details for vtk version 2.2. [...]. The vtk Users's Guide is a companion text to The Visualization Toolkit text. While The Visualization Toolkit stresses algorithmic and data structure details, the vtk User's Guide stresses how to use the software."
BookStore (various pointers and suggested material at Kitware)
(W. Schroeder, K. Martin, Bl Lorensen) IEEE Visualization '96, San Francisco, California, USA.
(W. Schroeder, L. Avila, W. Hoffman)
(J. Ahrens, C. Law, W. Schroeder, K. Martin, M. Papka) Los Alamos National Laboratory – Technical Report #LAUR-00-1620
VTK File Formats ( PDF file, taken from the VTK User's Guide)
(A. D. Burry)