OVITO is a scientific data visualization and analysis software for molecular and other particle-based simulation models, which are typically used in computational materials science, physics, or chemistry disciplines. The software has served as a valuable tool in more than 8,000 research publications (as of 2022).
OVITO is available for Windows, Linux, and macOS systems. The software is being developed, distributed and supported by OVITO GmbH, a Germany-based spin-off company founded by the original developer of OVITO, Dr. Alexander Stukowski.
The first public release of OVITO dates back to 2009, and software development started one year earlier as part of a Ph.D. research project at the Materials Science Department of Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. Development was continued by Dr. Stukowski in his position at TU Darmstadt until 2020 on a spare-time basis.
As a step to secure the long-term availability of OVITO for the scientific community, Dr. Stukowski founded the company OVITO GmbH together with Dr. Constanze Kalcher in 2020. This startup company has since served to secure development, maintenance, and user support services through license contributions from OVITO users.
For more information about OVITO, please check out this user manual or visit our website www.ovito.org.