VTK alternatives and similar libraries
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open Multiple View Geometry library. Basis for 3D computer vision and Structure from Motion.
6.9 9.3 L1 VTK VS OpenImageIOReading, writing, and processing images in a wide variety of file formats, using a format-agnostic API, aimed at VFX applications.
6.7 9.0 L1 VTK VS OpenEXRThe OpenEXR project provides the specification and reference implementation of the EXR file format, the professional-grade image storage format of the motion picture industry.
6.5 9.7 L2 VTK VS ITKInsight Toolkit (ITK) -- Official Repository. ITK builds on a proven, spatially-oriented architecture for processing, segmentation, and registration of scientific images in two, three, or more dimensions.
3.6 7.6 L3 VTK VS Boost.GILBoost.GIL - Generic Image Library | Requires C++11 since Boost 1.68
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[VTK - The Visualization Toolkit][vtk-banner]
VTK is an open-source software system for image processing, 3D graphics, volume rendering and visualization. VTK includes many advanced algorithms (e.g., surface reconstruction, implicit modeling, decimation) and rendering techniques (e.g., hardware-accelerated volume rendering, LOD control).
VTK is used by academicians for teaching and research; by government research institutions such as Los Alamos National Lab in the US or CINECA in Italy; and by many commercial firms who use VTK to build or extend products.
The origin of VTK is with the textbook "The Visualization Toolkit, an Object-Oriented Approach to 3D Graphics" originally published by Prentice Hall and now published by Kitware, Inc. (Third Edition ISBN 1-930934-07-6). VTK has grown (since its initial release in 1994) to a world-wide user base in the commercial, academic, and research communities.
General information is available at the VTK Homepage.
Community discussion takes place on the VTK Discourse forum.
Doxygen-generated nightly reference documentation is available online.
There is now a large collection of VTK Examples that showcase VTK features and provide a useful learning resource.
If you have found a bug:
If you have a patch, please read the [CONTRIBUTING.md][vtk-contributing] document.
Otherwise, please join the VTK Discourse forum and ask about the expected and observed behaviors to determine if it is really a bug.
Finally, if the issue is not resolved by the above steps, open an entry in the VTK Issue Tracker.
In general VTK tries to be as portable as possible; the specific configurations below are known to work and tested.
VTK supports the following compilers:
- GCC 4.8 or newer
- Clang 3.3 or newer
- Apple Clang 5.0 (from Xcode 5.0) or newer
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 or newer
- Intel 14.0 or newer
VTK supports the following operating systems:
- Windows Vista or newer
- Mac OS X 10.7 or newer
- Linux (ex: Ubuntu 12.04 or newer, Debian 4 or newer)
See [CONTRIBUTING.md][vtk-contributing] for instructions to contribute.
VTK is distributed under the OSI-approved BSD 3-clause License. See [Copyright.txt][vtk-copyright] for details.
*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the VTK README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.