ParaView Desktop

This is a Qt-based application for Mac, Windows and Linux operating systems in which users very easily open data files and begin to visualize them.


ParaView Python

Python scripts can be played back with or without the GUI in order to create reproducible, easily customizable, and scalable visualizations.


High Performance Computing

ParaView scales to allow visualization and analysis of even the largest scientific results.



Visualize with VeloView

VeloView is an open source application built on top of ParaView that performs visualization of live or captured 3D LiDAR data from Velodyne’s HDL line of sensors.

Immersive Visualization

ParaView’s stereo display modes, efficient tile and cave rendering engine, and VRPN tracking interfaces make such immersion in the data possible.




ParaViewWeb delivers the accessibility of the world wide web combined with the scalability of the ParaView server. The new ParaViewWeb embraces the next-generation of JavaScript specifications, and it comes with more capabilities.

ParaView Catalyst

Catalyst is a light-weight version of the ParaView server library that is designed to be directly embedded into parallel simulation codes to perform in situ analysis at run time.

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 5.4 is now available for download.

Support and Services

Kitware offers advanced software R&D solutions and services. Find out how we can help with your next ParaView project

Contact Us

Have a question about the ParaView project? We can help.

Request a New Feature

Have an idea for a new feature? Let us know.

The ParaView Guide

Get the latest edition of the ParaView Guide book.

ParaView Mailing Lists

Join the ParaView mailing lists to stay informed on projects.

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

ParaView 5.5.0 Release Notes

ParaView 5.5.0 Release Notes

ParaView 5.5.0 is now available for download. The full list of issues addressed by this release is available here. Major changes made since ParaView 5.4.1 include the following: Rendering Enhancements … Read More

ParaView Catalyst 5.5 Changes

ParaView Catalyst 5.5 Changes

The big difference in ParaView Catalyst for ParaView 5.5 will be how Catalyst Python scripts are generated in the graphical user interface (GUI). With all of the functionality that’s gone … Read More

NVIDIA IndeX Plugin in ParaView 5.5

NVIDIA IndeX Plugin in ParaView 5.5

Scientific visualization is important for gaining understanding and insights into the simulation data produced in High Performance Computing. Now more than ever, need for real-time visualization has increased despite increasing … Read More

A new Embossing Representations Plugin for ParaView

A new Embossing Representations Plugin for ParaView

Context Besides being large, climate simulations are usually comprised of many different variables and quantities that often need to be visualized side by side. The two new representations included in … Read More

Using pvpython and virtualenv

If you have ever naively tried to build ParaView with Python wrapping enabled against a virtual environment you have created, and you have been disappointed with the results, then this … Read More


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