VTK Textbook

The theory and practice of visualization using the VTK Visualization Toolkit software. This textbook describes techniques for scalar, vector, and tensor field visualization, as well as texture-map based and modeling techniques. The book includes algorithms as color mapping, marching cubes, vector warping and coloring, polygon decimation and smoothing, streamline generation, modeling with implicit surfaces, boolean textures, hyperstreamlines, Delaunay triangulation, volume rendering and many more. Extensive descriptions of data structures and API's, and a succinct description of computer graphics for visualization are also covered. Each chapter contains complete references and exercises; algorithms are demonstrated using VTK code.





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Book Details:

Hardcover: 528 pages
Publisher: Kitware, Inc. 4th edition (December 2006)
ISBN-10: 193093419X
ISBN-13: 978-1930934191
Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 7.4 x 1.2 inches

VISUALIZE DATA FOR COMPREHENSION AND COMMUNICATION
The low cost of today's 3D graphics hardware and computer systems brings the power of visualization to any data. Use visualization to create easy-to-understand, intuitive, and interactive applications that help you, your co-workers, and your customers understand complex data like never before.

THIS BOOK DELIVERS ALL YOU NEED TO BUILD YOUR OWN VISUALIZATION APPLICATIONS

  • Source code for the world's finest open-source visualization tool—VTK!
  • A complete introduction to visualization architectures and methods—includes essential algorithms for contouring, color mapping, cutting, clipping, smoothing, triangulation, image processing, volume rendering and hundreds of other techniques.
  • An extensive collection of real-world case studies.
  • Complete programming tools including a complete C++ library; Tcl/Tk, Python, and Java language bindings; HTML-based manual pages; and data—all supported cross-platform on Windows, Linux, Unix, and Mac OSX operating systems.

LEARN HOW TO LEVERAGE THE POWER OF VTK TO:

  • Turn data into exciting 3D visualizations.
  • Build Web-based applications that take advantage of VRML, Java and Java3D.
  • Use volume rendering to see inside 3D datasets.
  • Combine 3D graphics, image processing, and volume rendering in a single application.
  • Construct surfaces, triangulations, and volume datasets from raw data.
  • Visualize medical, engineering, scientific, financial, molecular, and biological data.
Advanced 3D visualization is now practical for an unprecedented range of applications. If you're a C++, Tcl/Tk, Java, or Python programmer, learn how to use VTK to create compelling presentations, interact with data, and communicate complex information in 3D using The Visualization Toolkit.

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To help us improve the next edition of the VTK Textbook, we welcome you to provide any feedback you may have on the book through email or our bug tracker. Please provide comments, suggestions or errors through our bug tracker here. If using the bug tracker, please log in, select the project 'books' and the category VTK Textbook. Alternatively, you can email us at editor@kitware.com.

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Book ISBN Price
Mastering CMake 1-930934-22-1 $40.00
ITK Software Guide 1-930934-15-7 $55.00
ParaView Guide 1-930934-21-1 $55.00
VTK Textbook 1-930934-19-X $60.00
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To help us improve the next edition of the VTK Textbook, we welcome you to provide any feedback you may have on the book through email or our bug tracker. Please provide comments, suggestions or errors through our bug tracker here. If using the bug tracker, please log in, select the project 'books' and the category VTK Textbook. Alternatively, you can email us at editor@kitware.com.