The standalone python links point to a package containing a binary executable that you can simply download, unpack, and run to create visualizations using VTK’s python interface. For Tcl or Java support, or for more full-featured Python integration, you will have to compile VTK from source code using CMake and compiler for your platform. Note that compared to the git master branch, the latest release option is better tested and easier to install, but it will not have the newest features being developed in the git repository. You can also:

 Latest Release (8.0.0)

Platform Files
Documentation vtkDocHtml-8.0.0.tar.gz

git tag: “v8.0.0”

 Previous Release (7.1.1)

Platform Files
Standalone Python Interface (Installer) vtkpython-7.1.1-Windows-64bit.exe
Documentation vtkDocHtml-7.1.1.tar.gz

git tag: “v7.1.1”

git tag: “v6.3.0”

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Access the Git source-code repository

VTK development is hosted in Git here:

Download additional components

Nightly Documentation Archive – The documentation for the nightly build of VTK is also available as a gzipped tarball: vtkNightlyDocHtml.tar.gz. This is useful if you would like your own local copy of the VTK documentation without spending the extra time and effort to build it yourself. MPEG2 Source Code – Download a CMake-ified source tree of the patented MPEG2 library with the different flavors of line endings from one of these links: Windows: or Unix/Mac: vtkmpeg2encode.tar.gz. FFMPEG Source Code – The FFMPEG multimedia library source code can be obtained either from the sourceforge web site or by downloading ffmpeg_source.tar.gz. The tar file also contains instructions on how to link Paraview to the library.

Questions / Problems

For problems or questions, we recommend that you subscribe to the VTK mailing list, and post your questions there. Or, send an email to:


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