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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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== Learning VTK ==
 
== Learning VTK ==
* [[VTK/Examples|Examples]] - Short code examples demonstrating basic functionalities of VTK.
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If you want to learn how to use or develop VTK, please see [[VTK/Learning_VTK | Learning VTK]]
* [[VTK/Tutorials|Tutorials]] - Slightly longer than the examples, these tutorials explain concepts and demonstrate more complicated tasks in VTK.
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==Administrative Topics==
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* Where can I find more [[VTK Additional Information|information about VTK]]?
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* [[VTK 5.4 Release Planning]]
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== Building VTK ==
 
* Where can I [http://vtk.org/get-software.php download VTK]?
 
* Where can I [http://vtk.org/get-software.php download VTK]?
  
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* How do I build the [[VTK/BuildingDoxygen|Doxygen documentation]]?
 
* How do I build the [[VTK/BuildingDoxygen|Doxygen documentation]]?
  
* Where can I get [[VTK Datasets]]?
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* [[VTK/Git|Using Git for VTK development]]
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* [[VTK/GitMSBuild|Using Git and MSBuild to build VTK]]
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* [[VTK/PythonDevelopment|Setting up a Python Development Environment using Eclipse/Pydev]]
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* [[VTK/Build parameters | Build parameters]]
  
* [[VTK Classes|Extending VTK]]
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* [[Making Development Environment without compiling source distribution]]
  
* [[VTK Coding Standards]]
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* [[VTK/Building/VisualStudio | Building VTK with Visual Studio]]
  
* [[VTK/Git|Using Git for VTK development]]
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== Extending VTK ==
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* Where can I get [[VTK Datasets]]?
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* [[VTK Classes|User-Contributed Classes]]
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* [[VTK Coding Standards]]  
  
* [[VTK cvs commit Guidelines]]
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* [[VTK/Commit_Guidelines|VTK Commit Guidelines]]
  
 
* [[VTK Patch Procedure]] -- merge requests for the current release branch
 
* [[VTK Patch Procedure]] -- merge requests for the current release branch
  
 
* [[VTK Scripts|Extending VTK with Scripts]]
 
* [[VTK Scripts|Extending VTK with Scripts]]
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== Projects/ Tools that use VTK ==
  
 
* [[VTK Tools|VTK-Based Tools and Applications]]
 
* [[VTK Tools|VTK-Based Tools and Applications]]
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* What are some [[VTK Projects|projects using VTK]]?
 
* What are some [[VTK Projects|projects using VTK]]?
  
* [[Proposed Changes to VTK | Proposed Changes to VTK]]
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== Troubleshooting ==
  
 
* [[VTK FAQ|Frequently asked questions (FAQ)]]
 
* [[VTK FAQ|Frequently asked questions (FAQ)]]
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* [[VTK OpenGL|Common OpenGL troubles]]
 
* [[VTK OpenGL|Common OpenGL troubles]]
  
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== Miscellaneous ==
 
* [[VTK Related Job Opportunities|VTK Related Job Opportunities]]
 
* [[VTK Related Job Opportunities|VTK Related Job Opportunities]]
 
* [[VTK/Writing_VTK_files_using_python | Writing VTK files using python]]
 
 
* [[VTK/mesh quality | Geometric mesh quality]]
 
 
* [[VTK_XML_Formats | VTK XML Format Details]]
 
  
 
* [[VTK/Third Party Library Patrol | VTK 3rd Party Library Patrol]]
 
* [[VTK/Third Party Library Patrol | VTK 3rd Party Library Patrol]]
 
* [[VTK/Python Wrapping FAQ]]
 
 
* [[VTK/Executives | VTK executives]]
 
 
* [[VTK/Streaming | Streaming data in VTK]]
 
  
 
* [[VTK/Meeting Minutes | Meeting Minutes]]
 
* [[VTK/Meeting Minutes | Meeting Minutes]]
  
* [[VTK/Information Keys | VTK Information Keys and their significance]]
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== Summary of Changes ==
 
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* [[VTK/Build parameters | Build parameters]]
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* [[Making Development Environment without compiling source distribution]]
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== Releases ==
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* VTK 5.8: [[VTK/Release580 New Classes | New Classes]]
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== Projects ==
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==== For inclusion in VTK 5.0 ====
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==== VTK 5.0 ====
  
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* [[VTK/Tutorials/New_Pipeline | New Pipeline]]
 
* [[VTKWidgets | VTK Widget Redesign]]
 
* [[VTKWidgets | VTK Widget Redesign]]
  
==== For inclusion in VTK 5.2 ====
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==== VTK 5.2 ====
  
 
* [[VTK/Java Wrapping | VTK Java Wrapping]]
 
* [[VTK/Java Wrapping | VTK Java Wrapping]]
 
* [[VTK/Composite Data Redesign | Composite Data Redesign]]
 
* [[VTK/Composite Data Redesign | Composite Data Redesign]]
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* [[VTK Shaders | VTK Shaders]]
 
* [[VTKShaders | Shaders in VTK]]
 
* [[VTKShaders | Shaders in VTK]]
 
* [[VTK/VTKMatlab | VTK with Matlab]]
 
* [[VTK/VTKMatlab | VTK with Matlab]]
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* [[VTK/Painters | Painters]]
 
* [[VTK/Painters | Painters]]
  
==== For inclusion in VTK 5.4 ====
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==== VTK 5.4 ====
  
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* [[VTK 5.4 Release Planning]]
 
* [[VTK/Cray XT3 Compilation| Cray XT3 Compilation]]
 
* [[VTK/Cray XT3 Compilation| Cray XT3 Compilation]]
 
* [[VTK/Geovis vision toolkit | Geospatial and vision visualization support ]]
 
* [[VTK/Geovis vision toolkit | Geospatial and vision visualization support ]]
  
==== For inclusion in VTK 5.6 ====
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==== VTK 5.6 ====
  
 
* [[VTK/MultiPass_Rendering | VTK Multi-Pass Rendering]]
 
* [[VTK/MultiPass_Rendering | VTK Multi-Pass Rendering]]
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* [[VTK/New CellPicker | New Cell Picker and Volume Picking (start Nov 2010, finish Feb 2010)]]
 
* [[VTK/New CellPicker | New Cell Picker and Volume Picking (start Nov 2010, finish Feb 2010)]]
  
==== For inclusion in VTK 5.8 ====
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==== VTK 5.8 ====
  
 
* [[VTK/Polyhedron_Support | Polyhedron cells and MVC Interpolation]]
 
* [[VTK/Polyhedron_Support | Polyhedron cells and MVC Interpolation]]
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* [http://visimp.cs.unc.edu/2010/10/26/reeb-graphs/ Reeb Graphs]
 
* [[VTK/Closed Surface Clipping | Clipping of closed surfaces (start Mar 26, 2010, finish Apr 22, 2010)]]
 
* [[VTK/Closed Surface Clipping | Clipping of closed surfaces (start Mar 26, 2010, finish Apr 22, 2010)]]
 
* [[VTK/Wrapper Update 2010 | New wrappers (start Apr 28, 2010)]]
 
* [[VTK/Wrapper Update 2010 | New wrappers (start Apr 28, 2010)]]
 
* [[VTK/Image Stencil Improvements | Improved image stencil support (start Nov 3, 2010)]]
 
* [[VTK/Image Stencil Improvements | Improved image stencil support (start Nov 3, 2010)]]
 
* [[VTK/MNI File Formats | MNI file formats]]
 
* [[VTK/MNI File Formats | MNI file formats]]
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* [[VTK/Release580 New Classes | List of New Classes]]
  
==== For inclusion in next VTK release ====
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==== VTK 5.10 ====
  
* [[VTK/improved unicode support | Change unicode readers/writers to register as codecs (Proposed)]]
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* [[VTK/improved unicode support | Change unicode readers/writers to register as codecs (finished Oct 29 2010)]]
 
* [[VTK/Image Rendering Classes | New image rendering classes (start Dec 15 2010, finish Mar 15 2011)]]
 
* [[VTK/Image Rendering Classes | New image rendering classes (start Dec 15 2010, finish Mar 15 2011)]]
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* [[VTK/Image Interpolators | Image interpolators (start Jun 20 2011, finish Aug 31 2011)]]
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* [[VTK/GSoC | Projects from Google Summer of Code 2011]]
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* [[VTK/Release5100 New Classes | List of new classes in 5.10]]
  
==== For inclusion in VTK 6.0 ====
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==== VTK 6.0 (pending) ====
  
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* [[VTK/VTK_6_Migration_Guide | VTK 6 (pipeline) Migration Guide]]
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* [[VTK/Build_System_Migration | VTK 6 (build system) Migration Guide]]
 
* [[VTK/Remove_VTK_4_Compatibility | Remove VTK 4 compatibility layer from pipeline]]
 
* [[VTK/Remove_VTK_4_Compatibility | Remove VTK 4 compatibility layer from pipeline]]
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* [[VTK/Modularization_Proposal | Modularization]]
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* [[VTK/Remove_BTX_ETX | Remove BTX/ETX markers from VTK code]]
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* [[VTK/Remove_vtkTemporalDataSet | Temporal support changes]]
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* [[VTK/Composite_data_changes | Composite data structure changes ]]
  
== External Links ==
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== News ==
*[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
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*[http://zorayasantos.tripod.com/vtk_csharp_examples], VTK examples in C# (Visual Studio 5.0 and .NET 2.0)
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== Development Process ==
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=== Development Process ===
 
The VTK Community is [[VTK/Managing_the_Development_Process | upgrading its development process]]. We are doing this in response to the continuing and rapid growth of the toolkit. A VTK Architecture Review Board [[VTK/Architecture_Review_Board |VTK ARB]] is being put in place to provide strategic guidance to the community, and individuals are being identified as leaders in various VTK subsystems.
 
The VTK Community is [[VTK/Managing_the_Development_Process | upgrading its development process]]. We are doing this in response to the continuing and rapid growth of the toolkit. A VTK Architecture Review Board [[VTK/Architecture_Review_Board |VTK ARB]] is being put in place to provide strategic guidance to the community, and individuals are being identified as leaders in various VTK subsystems.
  
 
Have a question or topic for the ARB to discuss about the future of VTK? First, please bring the topic to the [http://public.kitware.com/mailman/listinfo/vtk-developers VTK developers mailing list]. If the issue is not resolved there or needs further planning or direction, you may [[VTK/ARB/Meetings#Potential Topics|enter a suggested topic for discussion]].
 
Have a question or topic for the ARB to discuss about the future of VTK? First, please bring the topic to the [http://public.kitware.com/mailman/listinfo/vtk-developers VTK developers mailing list]. If the issue is not resolved there or needs further planning or direction, you may [[VTK/ARB/Meetings#Potential Topics|enter a suggested topic for discussion]].
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* [[Proposed Changes to VTK | Proposed Changes to VTK]]
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===[[VTK/NextGen|VTK NextGen]]===
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We have started collecting works in progress as well as future ideas at [[VTK/NextGen|NextGen]]. Please add anything you are working on, would like to collaborate on, or would like to see in the future of VTK!
  
 
== Wrapping ==
 
== Wrapping ==
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* [[VTK/Wrappers | Wrapping Tools]]
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* [[VTK/Java Wrapping|Java]]
 
* [[VTK/Java Wrapping|Java]]
 
** [[VTK/Java Code Samples|Java code samples]]
 
** [[VTK/Java Code Samples|Java code samples]]
 
* [[VTK/Python Wrapping FAQ|Python]]
 
* [[VTK/Python Wrapping FAQ|Python]]
 
** [[VTK/Python Wrapper Enhancement|Python wrapper enhancements]]
 
** [[VTK/Python Wrapper Enhancement|Python wrapper enhancements]]
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* [[VTK/CSharp/ActiViz.NET|CSharp/ActiViz.NET]]
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** [[VTK/Examples/CSharp|CSharp/ActiViz.NET code samples]]
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* [[VTK/CSharp/ComingSoon|CSharp/ComingSoon]]
  
 
== Developers Corner ==
 
== Developers Corner ==
 
[[VTK/Developers Corner|Developers Corner]]
 
[[VTK/Developers Corner|Developers Corner]]
  
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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.


Learning VTK

If you want to learn how to use or develop VTK, please see Learning VTK

Building VTK

Extending VTK

Projects/ Tools that use VTK

Troubleshooting

Miscellaneous

Summary of Changes

VTK 5.0

VTK 5.2

VTK 5.4

VTK 5.6

VTK 5.8

VTK 5.10

VTK 6.0 (pending)

News

Development Process

The VTK Community is upgrading its development process. We are doing this in response to the continuing and rapid growth of the toolkit. A VTK Architecture Review Board VTK ARB is being put in place to provide strategic guidance to the community, and individuals are being identified as leaders in various VTK subsystems.

Have a question or topic for the ARB to discuss about the future of VTK? First, please bring the topic to the VTK developers mailing list. If the issue is not resolved there or needs further planning or direction, you may enter a suggested topic for discussion.

VTK NextGen

We have started collecting works in progress as well as future ideas at NextGen. Please add anything you are working on, would like to collaborate on, or would like to see in the future of VTK!

Wrapping

Developers Corner

Developers Corner



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