wiki:WikiStart/OngoingWork/Vizkit

This page should discuss third party libraries sorted by topic vizkit could benefit from.

  • Preferred solution (open for discussion):
    • using vtk for visualization of volumetric data (ct like)
      • visualization of 2d/3d sonar data to get a better understanding
      • possibility to probe the data (radon ray etc.)
    • using vtk as plot solution for rock
      • can be integrated into osg to get a plot overlay
      • interface could be qt slots --> no need to learn vtk to use it
    • all other data should be displayed with osg
  • Plans
    • do a proof of concept

real time plotting 1d/2d/3d Data

  • Root
    • Pro
      • nice plots
      • ruby bindings
      • compatible to qt
      • package for ubuntu, debian
      • many examples
      • good documentation
    • con
      • stupid lib name for ruby bindings (libRuby)
      • very heavy
      • reinventing the wheel (own gui designer etc,)
      • not sure if ruby bindings are compatible with qtruby
  • plplot
    • Pro
      • small lib
      • compatible to qt
      • package for ubuntu, debian
      • good documentation
    • con
      • no documentation how to integrate it into qt
  • mathgl
    • Pro
      • small lib
      • compatible to qt
      • package for ubuntu, debian
      • good documentation
      • many plot styles
    • con
      • only one developer
  • kst
    • Pro
      • nice plots + gui
      • qt application
    • Con
      • no shared libs
      • source code must modified
  • vtk
    • see below
  • qwt
    • Pro
      • easy to integrate
    • con
      • proof of concept shows strange behaviour

3d data visualization

  • vtk
    • Pro
      • qt widget
      • package for ubuntu, debian
      • nice features to visualize data
      • osg integration possible
      • good reference
    • Con
      • heavy
      • no real documentation only books to buy
      • overlaps a bit with osg

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