Surfer can import and export Visualization Tool Kit .VTK data sets. This implementation is based on version 4.2 of the VTK File Format documentation from Kitware.
VTK data sets can contain several types of lattice data and/or geometric figures. The content of VTK files can be in ASCII text format or a mixed binary/ASCII format in which headers and parameters are in ASCII format but the data values are in binary format.
File name extension: .VTK
Format(s) Supported for Import
- 3D uniform lattice; 8-, 16-, 32-bit integer, float, double
- point set; double
No import options dialog is displayed.
Import Automation Options
No import options are available.
The implementation of the software does not directly support geometric figures in VTK data sets. Geometric figures are currently imported as Surfer point sets, with one point at each vertex in the geometric model.
Format(s) Supported for Export
3D uniform lattice; 8-, 16-, 32-bit integer, float, double
This implementation of Surfer does not support exporting of geometric figures; only lattices can be exported as .VTK files.