Scientific Visualization Using VTK (Hands-on)

The Visualization ToolKit (VTK) is an open source, freely available software system for 3D computer graphics, image processing, and visualization. VTK consists of a C++ class library and several interpreted interface layers including Tcl, Java, and Python.

This tutorial will present a hands‐on introduction to the Visualization Toolkit (VTK) using C++. Attendees will get started using this powerful scientific visualization development software and will be guided through the most commonly used visualization techniques.

During this tutorial we will cover the VTK visualization pipeline, VTK data types, the basics of VTK scripting, and common visualization techniques such as Color Mapping, Cutplanes, Contours/Isosurfaces, Hedgehogs, Oriented Glyphs, and Streamlines.

If you try to sign up for this tutorial and find that it is full, please send email to and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Robert Putnam, Scientific Programming & Applications
Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Charles River Campus - MCS Information Services & Technology room B27 (111 Cummington Mall)