Introduction

OVITO is a scientific data visualization and analysis software for atomistic simulation models in materials science and related disciplines. OVITO is freely available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X under an open-source license. It is being developed by Dr. Alexander Stukowski at the Materials Science Department of Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany.

The first version of OVITO was released in December 2009 and its initial feature set was described in a journal article about OVITO in 2010. Today OVITO has more than active 50,000 users from the computational physics, materials science, and chemistry fields.

Program features

OVITO is a software for visualizing and analyzing output data from particle-based simulation models, notably molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of solid-state materials. Its main focus is on large simulation models based on classical potentials (103 - 108 atoms). Some noteworthy program features are: