The design and implementation of an object-oriented toolkit for 3D graphics and visualization

  • Schroeder W
  • Martin K
  • Lorensen W
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Abstract

The Visualization Toolkit (vtk) is a freely available C++ class library for 3D graphics and visualization. In this paper we describe core characteristics of the toolkit. This includes a description of object-oriented models for graphics and visualization; methods for synchronizing system execution; a summary of data representation schemes; the role of C++; issues in portability across PC and Unix systems; and how we automatically wrap the C++ class library with interpreted languages such as Java and Tcl. We also demonstrate the capabilities of the system for scalar, vector, tensor, and other visualization techniques.

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Authors

  • W.J. Schroeder

  • K.M. Martin

  • W.E. Lorensen

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