VTK User Training

This course introduces the main concepts of the Visualization Toolkit (VTK) from the 2D/3D visualization to the more complex post-processing pipelines and interactive widgets.

The examples are based on use cases from several scientific domains.

The training mixes theory and application with a set of tutorials and exercises.



  1. Understand and develop a pipeline with VTK
  2. Visualize and process 3D data
  3. Extend the user interface with widgets


C++ or Python: basic knowledge
C++ : basic knowledge


  • Data models
  • Basic mechanisms of VTK
  • Processing and rendering pipelines
  • Processing filters
  • Visualization techniques
  • Widgets manipulation and display

This training course will be taught in English. Course notes are also in English.
Participants are asked to bring a laptop computer for this training session.
The instructor will communicate all the specifications required to each participants before the training session.

Lunch is included.

Kitware SAS is registered as a training center in France

Practical Information

Duration: 1 day
Next training Date: October 12, 2021
Time zone: Paris (CEST / GMT+2h)
Schedule: 9am to 5pm
Location: Online
Price: 800€

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Meet the instructor

Paul Lafoix joined Kitware Europe in Octobre 2020 after a six-month internship in the Scientific Visualization team, during which he worked on the unification of OpenGL and Raytracing engines in VTK and on the improvement of modern rendering techniques.

Paul holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from Université Claude Bernard (Lyon) where he specialized in image processing and 3D development.

He currently works on different VTK and ParaView based projects.