Open Source Vizualisation Tool Kits

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poutsa
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Open Source Vizualisation Tool Kits

Post by poutsa » Thu Mar 25, 2004 12:26 pm

Can someone tell me what are this Toolkits can do and if you can use this for Blenders Development!?
The Tool kits link:

http://public.kitware.com/

Ciao 8)

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Post by SirDude » Thu Mar 25, 2004 4:15 pm

They vary quite a bit. They all have breif descriptions of what they are good for on that page. As for usefullness to blender, blender already uses a bunch of other things, ghost, sdl, openal, scons etc.... Every dependancy makes it
that much more complicated to build/support blender. You would have to have a pretty good reason to want to add one of these systems.

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Re: Open Source Vizualisation Tool Kits

Post by Hos » Sat Mar 27, 2004 4:12 pm

poutsa wrote:Can someone tell me what are this Toolkits can do and if you can use this for Blenders Development!?
The Tool kits link:

http://public.kitware.com/
VTK is great! I use it all the time (usually for visualizing data from magnetohydrodynamics
simulations). Some of the important features from VTK are isosurface/contouring
(marching cubes), streamline integration, cut planes, etc.

I have passed data between blender (meshes) and VTK (vtkPolyData structures)
through python scripts.

The licensing of VTK is inconsistent with the GPL, so there's no chance of
embedding this stuff into blender.

Chris

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