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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


Sign up for the VTK forum
Register on the bug tracker


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


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


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