ParaView is used for visualization of data. It can show you large 3D-datasets and interactively rotate the view around all axes. It can show:

  • structured (uniform rectilinear, non-uniform rectilinear, and curvilinear grids), unstructured, polygonal and image data.
  • Vectors fields (arrows, cones, lines, spheres, and various 2D glyphs)
  • a sub-region of a dataset can be extracted by cutting or clipping with an arbitrary plane (all data types)
  • warp (displace) the points in a dataset with scalars (given a user defined displacement vector) or with vectors (unavailable for non-linear rectilinear grids)

It also has a lot of import/export filters.

The user interface written with Tk and C++, the program is scriptable via Tcl. The visualization relies on vtk, for which Tcl bindings exist.

Description: This is an application designed with the need to visualize large data sets in mind. ParaView is an open-source, multi-platform, extensible application designed for visualizing large data sets. This scalable application runs on single-processor workstations as well as on large parallel supercomputers.
Currently at version 1.8.5.
Updated: 02/2005