Projects / ParaView


ParaView is a scientific visualization application designed with the need to visualize large data sets in mind. The goals of the ParaView project are to develop an open source, multi-platform visualization application, support distributed computation models to process large data sets, create an open, flexible, and intuitive user interface, and develop an extensible architecture based on open standards. ParaView runs on distributed and shared memory parallel as well as single processor systems and has been succesfully tested on Windows, Linux, and various Unix workstations and clusters. It uses the Visualization Toolkit (VTK) as the data processing and rendering engine and has a user interface written in Tcl/Tk and C++.

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Recent releases

  •  14 Nov 2011 07:36

    Release Notes: Improved plugin support. Optimized communications. Major updates to the streaming viewer. Assorted bugfixes and other minor enhancements.

    •  11 Apr 2011 05:58

      Release Notes: Better support was added for multiple cores and composite datasets. Support has been added for a range of new formats, including ANSYS, CGNS, Chombo, Dyna3D, Enzo, Mili, Miranda, Nastran, Pixie, Samrai, Silo, and Tecplot Binary. 3D View now supports smart context menus. Within the spreadsheet view, sorting using a parallel sorting algorithm is now supported.

      •  11 Jul 2008 07:12

        Release Notes: Numerous additional features and bugfixes were made.

        •  12 Mar 2007 02:51

          Release Notes: This release adds parallel uniform rectilinear grid volume rendering (vtkImageData). It introduces new algorithms for parallel unstructured grid volume rendering. Support for hardware accelerated offscreen rendering using OpenGL framebuffers. Improved multi-block support. Improved AMR support. Animation saving with ffmpeg. Filters have been added for FLUENT, OpenFOAM, MFIX, LSDyna, and AcuSolve. A gradient filter for unstructured data. Many other enhancements and bugfixes.

          •  29 Oct 2002 22:23

            Release Notes: There are many improvements over release 0.2, including bugfixes, a reworked GUI, and parallel architecture changes.


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