RV Video Player

RV allows the creation and playback of regular and stereoscopic movies. Users can bring in an image sequence, quicktime movie, avi, etc; and we will be able to convert it into a flat or stereoscopic sequence, as applicable. Sound can be synced with video. Please contact the IVC for more information about creating a stereoscopic video.


Paraview is a general purpose visualization application. It is easy to use and runs on Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X, so you can create your visualization on your Windows machine in your office and easily transfer your files to our Linux system.


The Visualization Toolkit (VTK) is an open source software system for 3D computer graphics, image processing, and visualization. It supports a wide variety of visualization algorithms. VTK consists of a C++ class library, and several interpreted interface layers to Tcl/Tk, Java, and Python. It can be downloaded here.


VisIT, like ParaView, uses VTK as its base. functionality is similar, but VisIT tends to be useful for larger data.


SCIRun is a Problem Solving Environment for modeling, simulation and visualization of scientific problems.


Vis5D is a system for interactive visualization of large 5-D gridded data sets such as those produced by numerical weather models.


VMD is a molecular visualization program for displaying, animating, and analyzing large biomolecular systems using 3-D graphics and built-in scripting. It supports Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. It can be downloaded here.


Coot is for macromolecular model building, model completion and validation, particularly suitable for protein modelling using X-ray data.


UCSF Chimera is an extensible program for interactive visualization and analysis of molecular structures and related data, including density maps, supramolecular assemblies, sequence alignments, docking results, trajectories, and conformational ensembles.


OpenDX is deprecated, but still useable. We recommend using one of the above applications instead.