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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.
== Learning VTK ==
If you want to learn how to use or develop VTK, please see [[VTK/Learning_VTK | Learning VTK]]
== Building VTK ==
* Where can I [http://vtk.org/get-software.php download VTK]?
* Where can I download a tarball of the [http://vtk.org/files/nightly/vtkNightlyDocHtml.tar.gz nightly HTML documentation]?
* How do I build the [[VTK/BuildingDoxygen|Doxygen documentation]]?
* [[VTK/Git|Using Git for VTK development]]
* [[VTK/GitMSBuild|Using Git and MSBuild to build VTK]]
* [[VTK/PythonDevelopment|Setting up a Python Development Environment using Eclipse/Pydev]]
* [[VTK/Build parameters | Build parameters]]
* [[Making Development Environment without compiling source distribution]]
== Extending VTK ==
* Where can I get [[VTK Datasets]]?
* [[VTK Classes|User-Contributed Classes]]
* [[VTK Coding Standards]]
* [[VTK cvs commit Guidelines]]
* [[VTK Patch Procedure]] -- merge requests for the current release branch
* [[VTK Scripts|Extending VTK with Scripts]]
== Projects/ Tools that use VTK ==
* [[VTK Tools|VTK-Based Tools and Applications]]
* What are some [[VTK Projects|projects using VTK]]?
== Future VTK development ==
* [[VTK 5.4 Release Planning]]
* [[Proposed Changes to VTK | Proposed Changes to VTK]]
== Troubleshooting ==
* [[VTK FAQ|Frequently asked questions (FAQ)]]
* [[VTK OpenGL|Common OpenGL troubles]]
== Miscellaneous ==
* [[VTK Related Job Opportunities|VTK Related Job Opportunities]]
* [[VTK/Third Party Library Patrol | VTK 3rd Party Library Patrol]]
* [[VTK/Meeting Minutes | Meeting Minutes]]
== Summary of Changes ==
==== VTK 5.0 ====
* [[VTK/Tutorials/New_Pipeline | New Pipeline]]
* [[VTKWidgets | VTK Widget Redesign]]
==== VTK 5.2 ====
* [[VTK/Java Wrapping | VTK Java Wrapping]]
* [[VTK/Composite Data Redesign | Composite Data Redesign]]
* [[VTKShaders | Shaders in VTK]]
* [[VTK/VTKMatlab | VTK with Matlab]]
* [[VTK/Time_Support | VTK Time support]]
* [[VTK/Graph Layout | VTK Graph Layout]]
* [[VTK/Depth_Peeling | VTK Depth Peeling]]
* [[VTK/Using_JRuby | Using VTK with JRuby]]
* [[VTK/Painters | Painters]]


==== VTK 5.4 ====
<center>'''Welcome to the VTK Wiki, home of the latest VTK documentation and resources on the web.
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* [[VTK/Cray XT3 Compilation| Cray XT3 Compilation]]
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 [http://www.kitware.com 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.
* [[VTK/Geovis vision toolkit | Geospatial and vision visualization support ]]
==Start Here==


==== VTK 5.6 ====
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===Join===
: [https://vtk.org/community-support Sign up] for the VTK forum
: [https://gitlab.kitware.com/vtk/vtk/-/issues Register] on the bug tracker
===Read===
: Browse the [https://docs.google.com/a/kitware.com/document/d/1nzinw-dR5JQRNi_gb8qwLL5PnkGMK2FETlQGLr10tZw/edit VTK Coding Standards]
: Skim the [[VTK/FAQ | Developer's FAQ]]
: Peruse a few of the [[VTK/Tutorials/External_Tutorials | External Tutorials]]


* [[VTK/MultiPass_Rendering | VTK Multi-Pass Rendering]]
===Learn===
* [[VTK/Multicore and Streaming | Multicore and Streaming]]
:Watch some of Kitware's [https://blog.kitware.com/?s=vtk+webinar VTK Webinars]
* [[VTK/statistics | Statistics]]
:Build some of the [https://kitware.github.io/vtk-examples/site/ VTK Examples]
* [[VTK/Array Refactoring | Array Refactoring]]
:Read the [[VTK/Tutorials | Advanced Tutorials]]
* [[VTK/3DConnexion Devices Support | 3DConnexion Devices Support]]
:Study the [http://www.vtk.org/doc/nightly/html Doxygen] documentation
* [[VTK/Charts | New Charts API]]
* [[VTK/New CellPicker | New Cell Picker and Volume Picking (start Nov 2010, finish Feb 2010)]]


==== VTK 5.8 ====
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* [[VTK/Polyhedron_Support | Polyhedron cells and MVC Interpolation]]
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* [http://visimp.cs.unc.edu/2010/10/26/reeb-graphs/ Reeb Graphs]
===Source Code How-to===
* [[VTK/Closed Surface Clipping | Clipping of closed surfaces (start Mar 26, 2010, finish Apr 22, 2010)]]
:[http://www.vtk.org/VTK/resources/software.html Get the VTK Source]
* [[VTK/Wrapper Update 2010 | New wrappers (start Apr 28, 2010)]]
:[https://gitlab.kitware.com/vtk/vtk/blob/master/Documentation/dev/git/develop.md Create, Commit, and Share Code Changes]
* [[VTK/Image Stencil Improvements | Improved image stencil support (start Nov 3, 2010)]]
:[https://gitlab.kitware.com/vtk/vtk/blob/master/Documentation/dev/build.md Configure and Build VTK]
* [[VTK/MNI File Formats | MNI file formats]]
===Check the Status===
* [[VTK/Release580 New Classes | List of New Classes]]
:[https://www.openhub.net/p/vtk Black Duck Open Hub VTK page]
:[https://gitlab.kitware.com/vtk/vtk/commits/master Recent commits]


==== VTK 5.10 (imminent) ====
===View the Code===
:[https://gitlab.kitware.com/vtk/vtk/blob/master/Documentation/dev/git/README.md Git Landing page]
:[https://github.com/Kitware/VTK Github Mirror]
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* [[VTK/improved unicode support | Change unicode readers/writers to register as codecs (finished Oct 29 2010)]]
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* [[VTK/Image Rendering Classes | New image rendering classes (start Dec 15 2010, finish Mar 15 2011)]]
* [[VTK/Image Interpolators | Image interpolators (start Jun 20 2011, finish Aug 31 2011)]]
* [[VTK/GSoC | Projects from Google Summer of Code 2011]]
* [[VTK/Release5100 New Classes | List of new classes in 5.10]]


==== VTK 6.0 (pending) ====
==Resources==


* [[VTK/VTK_6_Migration_Guide | VTK 6 Migration Guide]]
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* [[VTK/Remove_VTK_4_Compatibility | Remove VTK 4 compatibility layer from pipeline]]
; [[VTK/Dashboard_how_to|Contribute a Dashboard]]: Dashboards are an important tool we use to ensure quality.
* [[VTK/Modularization_Proposal | Modularization]]
* [[VTK/Remove_BTX_ETX | Remove BTX/ETX markers from VTK code]]


== News ==
; [http://markmail.org/search/?q=vtk Communications]: Search the mailing list archives or use [http://www.google.com/advanced_search?as_sitesearch=www.vtk.org&as_epq=vtk-users Advanced Google search]


=== Development Process ===
; [http://www.vtk.org/Wiki/VTK_Datasets Data]: VTK is tested and released with datasets for visualization.
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.
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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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; [http://open.cdash.org/index.php?project=VTK CDash]: View the VTK Quality Dashboards


===[[VTK/NextGen|VTK NextGen]]===
; [[VTK/BuildingDoxygen|Documentation]]: Build the VTK Doxygen documentation
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 ==
; [[VTK/Roadmap | Roadmap]]: Read about what's in and coming soon to VTK.
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* [[VTK/Java Wrapping|Java]]
** [[VTK/Java Code Samples|Java code samples]]
* [[VTK/Python Wrapping FAQ|Python]]
** [[VTK/Python Wrapper Enhancement|Python wrapper enhancements]]


== Developers Corner ==
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[[VTK/Developers Corner|Developers Corner]]


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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

Join

Sign up for the VTK forum
Register on the bug tracker

Read

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

Learn

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

Resources

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

Help