Introduction

OVITO is a scientific data visualization and analysis software for atomistic simulation models in materials science and related physics and chemistry disciplines. 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. Today, OVITO has over 200,000 regular 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: