Visualization Toolkit (VTK)
License: New and Simplified BSD licenses
Web Page: http://www.vtk.org/Wiki/VTK/GSoC_2014
Mailing List: http://www.vtk.org/mailman/listinfo/vtk-developersThe 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/Tk, Java, and Python. VTK supports a wide variety of visualization algorithms including: scalar, vector, tensor, texture, and volumetric methods; and advanced modeling techniques such as: implicit modeling, polygon reduction, mesh smoothing, cutting, contouring, and Delaunay triangulation. VTK has an extensive information visualization framework, has a suite of 3D interaction widgets, supports parallel processing, and integrates with various databases on GUI toolkits such as Qt and Tk. VTK is cross-platform and runs on Linux, Windows, Mac and Unix platforms.
- Ensemble Vector Fields for VTK Ensemble vector field (EVF) visualization is currently not supported in the Visualization Toolkit (VTK). I suggest multiple tasks. The first, is loading ensemble data from the NetCDF file format. The second, is computation of finite-time variance analysis (FTVA) for an EVF. The third, is to provide visualization of clusters in the variance data from FTVA. Lastly, as an optional item if time permits, is the inclusion of TRACLUS, a trajectory clustering algorithm for use within VTK.
- Extensions for Geospatial and Climate based visualizations in VTK This project aims at adding a few extensions to the VTK library to support Geospatial and Climate based visualizations in the VTK library. The proposed work can be divided into 4 tasks as described below: 1) Add new features to existing filters such as neat labelling of the contours 2) New readers to read LIDAR dataset and GeoJSON geometry data into VTK 3) Improve handling of time in VTK 4) Implement tile rendering in VTK (optional - time permitting)