Visualization and graphics software at IU

At Indiana University, the UITS Advanced Visualization Lab supports a variety of visualization and graphics software packages, both open source and commercial, by providing software licensing and distribution along with support and consulting services.

If you have questions about using visualization software at IU, email the AVL at

Scientific visualization
Open source, multi-platform data analysis and visualization application
Visualization Tool Kit (VTK)
Open source software for manipulating and displaying scientific data
Visual Molecular Dynamics (VMD)
Molecular visualization program for displaying, animating, and analyzing large biomolecular systems using 3D graphics and built-in scripting
3D Slicer
Open source software platform for medical image informatics, image processing, and 3D visualization
Information visualization
Open source software platform for visualizing complex networks and integrating these with any type of attribute data
3D modeling and animation
Free open source 3D creation suite supporting the entirety of the 3D pipeline including modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, and motion tracking, plus video editing and game creation
Autodesk Maya
Used for animation, environments, motion graphics, virtual reality, and character creation
3D mesh manipulation and analysis
Open source system for processing and editing 3D triangular meshes
Autodesk Meshmixer
Software for working with triangle meshes
3D photogrammetry
Agisoft metashape
Stand-alone software product that performs photogrammetric processing of digital images and generates 3D spatial data to be used in GIS applications, cultural heritage documentation, and visual effects production, as well as for indirect measurements of objects of various scales
AliceVision Meshroom allows you to run the whole photogrammetric pipeline; load in your images, and Meshroom automatically generates a textured mesh
Open Multiple View Geometry library; basis for 3D computer vision and Structure from Motion
Library for computer-vision scientists, especially targeted to the Multi-View Stereo reconstruction community
2D image processing
Create, edit, compose, or convert bitmap images
Cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows, and more operating systems
Create and enhance photographs, illustrations, and 3D artwork

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