Process images and create 3D computer graphics with the Visualization Toolkit.

The Visualization Toolkit (VTK) is open source software for manipulating and displaying scientific data. It comes with state-of-the-art tools for 3D rendering, a suite of widgets for 3D interaction, and extensive 2D plotting capability.

VTK is part of Kitware’s collection of supported platforms for software development. The platform is used worldwide in commercial applications, as well as in research and development. For examples, please see VTK in Action.

Working with vtkDataArrays: 2019 Edition

As discussed at last week’s hackathon, VTK is moving in the direction of deprecating the GetVoidPointer/ vtkTemplateMacro method of working with data arrays. Efforts are underway … Read More

Introducing Explicit Structured Grids in VTK and ParaView

Data Structure An explicit structured grid is a new data structure in VTK sharing properties of both structured and unstructured grids. This new dataset is … Read More

Introducing Physically Based Rendering with VTK

Introduction Until VTK 8.2, surface shading through the vtkPolyDataMapper is computed using the Phong reflectance model. While it achieves plausible results, it requires the user … Read More