I couldn't resist a little Java!

VTK - Conclusions

Good Things
  • It's free
  • It's installed on crane (see me if interested)
  • C++ Source Code
  • Easy to create new classes
  • A Tcl/Tk Interface exists for the library calls
  • Highly integrated
  • Portable
  • Object-oriented
  • Fun?
Bad Things
  • Not very fast - uses dynamic binding and device independent graphics model.
  • Steep learning curve
  • Uses a TON of disk space
  • Others?

References / Acknowledgements

Will Schroeder, Ken Martin, Bill Lorensen. The Visualization Toolkit, An Object-Oriented Approach To 3D Graphics. Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 1996.

Many of the pictures and some of the code used in this presentation came directly from the above reference.