[vtkusers] Re: VTK and OpenGL

Goodwin Lawlor goodwin.lawlor at ucd.ie
Tue Jan 18 11:25:27 EST 2005

Hi David,

VTK uses OpenGL (or Mesa) to do all its rendering...
Have a look at this class to see where VTK calls OpenGL to render 3D

http://public.kitware.com/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/Rendering/vtkOpenGLPolyDataMapper.cxx?rev=1.102 )



"David Murphy" <d.murphy at cs.ucc.ie> wrote in message
news:31992A44-68AB-11D9-A9FE-000A956D9E4E at cs.ucc.ie...
> Hi folks,
> I'm trying to make sense of the relationship between VTK and the
> underlying graphics subsystem.
> More specifically, I'm trying to establish if there is a relationship
> between VTK and OpenGL.
> I've read through the VTK books and only found a passing mention of
> this.
> Are there any papers, FAQs, etc. that elucidate this relationship?
> Thanks in advance.
> Dave Murphy
> Ireland
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