Welcome to ParaView

ParaView is an open-source, multi-platform data analysis and visualization application. ParaView users can quickly build visualizations to analyze their data using qualitative and quantitative techniques. The data exploration can be done interactively in 3D or programmatically using ParaView’s batch processing capabilities.

ParaView was developed to analyze extremely large datasets using distributed memory computing resources. It can be run on supercomputers to analyze datasets of petascale size as well as on laptops for smaller data, has become an integral tool in many national laboratories, universities and industry, and has won several awards related to high performance computation.

Download Latest Release

ParaView version 5.5. is now available for download.

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The ParaView Guide

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ParaView Platform in Action


Climate Research

The Climate Data Analysis Tools (CDAT) project leverages ParaView with other open-source tools to enable analysts to track, monitor, and predict climate changes.


CFD Simulations

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations with ParaView enable aviation teams to study lift and drag, and thereby improve design efficiency.


Immersive Data

By immersing themselves in the data with ParaView, researchers can interactively explore data in a more intuitive manner.

Cloud-resolving simulation

Cloud-resolving simulation over Germany using ICON HighRes

PHASTA and ParaView Catalyst

a high-fidelity CFD simulation of flow control applied to realistic wing profiles using PHASTA and ParaView Catalyst.

Shaped Charge Jet Penetration

ALEGRA simulation for shaped charge jet penetration in ceramic plates.

Recent Posts

Vis on the Web

Vis on the Web

Kitware has been exploring web visualization for almost a decade. We have built web-based libraries and toolkits for data visualization and image processing, tools for data management and analysis, and full simulation environments. Our example applications demonstrate how these tools and applications can be customized for specific workflows. … Read More

Point-cloud processing using VeloView: Automatic Lidar-IMU Calibration and Object-Recognition

Point-cloud processing using VeloView: Automatic Lidar-IMU Calibration and Object-Recognition

A KUKA robot arm see its surrounding through an attached Velodyne Lidar, and is driven by Kitware vision algorithms to put additional tubes into the ground driller head. … Read More

Introducing The New PCL-Plugin For ParaView

Introducing The New PCL-Plugin For ParaView

The Point Cloud Library (PCL)  is a well known and versatile open-source C++ library for working with point cloud data, with functionality for keypoint extraction, … Read More

Virtual tour and high-quality visualization with ParaView 5.6 + OSPRay

Virtual tour and high-quality visualization with ParaView 5.6 + OSPRay

Context There are two common techniques in computer graphics to render surface geometries: Rasterization and Raytracing. By default, ParaView uses the Rasterization technique with OpenGL to … Read More

ParaView Glance 3.0 Released

ParaView Glance 3.0 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of ParaView Glance 3.0 (github | release), which is included in the release of ParaView for Supercomputing 2018. … Read More

Source: blog.kitware.com