Inviwo documentation
Inviwo - Interactive Visualization Workshop

Build Status BSD licensed Release version

Inviwo is a software framework for rapid visualization prototyping.

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Below follow some general information about the framework:

  • Freely available under the Simplified BSD License.
  • Cross-platform and runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.
  • Easily extendable through inclusion of external modules and projects.


  • The core is written in C/C++ only, with minor dependencies.


  • Modern graphics programming through OpenGL (>= 3.3 Core) related modules.
  • Parallel computing on multiple platforms (GPU/CPU) through OpenCL (>= 1.0) related modules.
  • Python (> 3.2) scripting and computation is supported through provided modules.


  • The primary GUI is based on Qt (Supported >= 5.12).
  • A minimal application is available, utilizing GLFW 3 for multiple window and context management.

Build system

  • The project and module configuration/generation is performed through CMake (>= 3.12.0).
  • Inviwo has been compiled in Visual Studio 2019, Clang 8, GCC 9, XCode 11
  • C++17 Required


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This work is supported by Linköping University, Ulm University, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology as well as grants from the Swedish e-Science Research Centre (SeRC), the Excellence Center at Linköping - Lund in Information Technology (ELLIIT), the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet), DFG (German Research Foundation), and the BMBF.