Introduction

OVITO is a scientific data visualization and analysis software for atomistic and molecular simulations and general particle-based models used in materials science, physics and chemistry. OVITO is freely available for Windows, Linux, and macOS 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 2009 and has been described in a journal article.

Program features

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