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This presentation from the BioMIBLab Summer 2006 Workshop is an imaging bioinformatics tool.


VTK is an open source, freely available software system for 3D graphics, image processing, and visualization. It supports hundreds of algorithms in visualization and image processing with object-oriented design with different interpreted language wrappers.


  • The core of VTK is written entirely in C++
  • Contains 600 existing classes with 325K lines of code
  • VTK will compile and run on Windows 98/NT, SGI, Linux, Sun, HP, etc.
  • Supports OpenGL
  • Different interfaces for fast prototyping: Tcl , Java, and Python
  • Has users all over the world – The beauty of Open Source!

Full Presentation

VTK PowerPoint Presentation


VTK Homepage