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 (9.0.3)

Platform Files MD5
Source VTK-9.0.3.tar.gz 1abe6e2d7988193cf7d64c4d84287956
Data VTKData-9.0.3.tar.gz d4c1eed39fab9a2583b0f61e869314dd
VTKLargeData-9.0.3.tar.gz 2499ab7975d13e0fb74659685b20ce76
Python Wheels vtk-9.0.3-cp36-cp36m-macosx_10_10_x86_64.whl 6dd44f1b57dabdf1b75107058143317a
vtk-9.0.3-cp36-cp36m-manylinux_2_17_x86_64.manylinux2014_x86_64.whl baa28de1695773165dc6fa576f817e7b
vtk-9.0.3-cp36-cp36m-win_amd64.whl 35b00f71c1e8baff8854e129c8cdc296
vtk-9.0.3-cp37-cp37m-macosx_10_10_x86_64.whl c7b674cef3c0b720a52c3295b879849f
vtk-9.0.3-cp37-cp37m-manylinux_2_17_x86_64.manylinux2014_x86_64.whl d4c67438be817f0fdfc87860eb9c3719
vtk-9.0.3-cp37-cp37m-win_amd64.whl 5ed3174d50b324e9de8c83cdef94995e
vtk-9.0.3-cp38-cp38-macosx_10_10_x86_64.whl e9c78c33b17fe228784e50b26ddd2219
vtk-9.0.3-cp38-cp38-manylinux_2_17_x86_64.manylinux2014_x86_64.whl 135040aa73306cc52da5c0c0a9351a3f
vtk-9.0.3-cp38-cp38-win_amd64.whl 528b030d7a9b3a39b244e184d6995531
vtk-9.0.3-cp39-cp39-macosx_10_10_x86_64.whl ee7272f57e37c4d7ef4573b3b27741ce
vtk-9.0.3-cp39-cp39-macosx_11_0_arm64.whl 26f37b774661364834f42d144d3af7e7
vtk-9.0.3-cp39-cp39-manylinux_2_17_x86_64.manylinux2014_x86_64.whl 6d45f4f2c66a48f9dbf94a8afd393e4b
vtk-9.0.3-cp39-cp39-win_amd64.whl 0d147e8a51b41d11cbfd9a570e53cb10
Documentation vtkDocHtml-9.0.3.tar.gz aec07d0d118fe6e75a369ee55df82343

git tag: “v9.0.3”

 Previous Release (8.2.0)

Platform Files MD5
Source 94ba8959b56dcfa6bac996158669ac36
VTK-8.2.0.tar.gz 8af3307da0fc2ef8cafe4a312b821111
Data fc609b766fa890cf5c73ee1ca9ff1e87
VTKData-8.2.0.tar.gz a6eab7bc02cee1376ee69243dde373ce 7f4c093a84936bd07c54ce1b7d4b4b54
VTKLargeData-8.2.0.tar.gz def386ee0a3b988c52255e14af49b7b9
vtkDocHtml-8.2.0.tar.gz 909c289d404fb5902b7df20e45dee7a3

git tag: “v8.2.0”

 An Earlier Release (7.1.1)

Platform Files MD5
Source ee9f921fc5bdc0d2ff8733a28c3e30e6
VTK-7.1.1.tar.gz daee43460f4e95547f0635240ffbc9cb
Standalone Python Interface (Installer) vtkpython-7.1.1-Windows-64bit.exe f75e6f49c167c464192fbc8ef473954a
vtkpython-7.1.1-Darwin-64bit.dmg c8392d0691d3cdc23a22aa484711449c
vtkpython-7.1.1-Linux-64bit.tar.gz f1be159d5779d441a21bc3cd1493d4e0
Data aa276ce7a447c900bec4c41a355ed000
VTKData-7.1.1.tar.gz 3a424d51e8407497ce5f783323ac9b46 f78bf510cb3cfa23c7a1b0177ec91d94
VTKLargeData-7.1.1.tar.gz 17d9996cf6382037d1bb0a03c855a68b
Documentation vtkDocHtml-7.1.1.tar.gz e4ac0059a18a6e562e1e0008b4878180

git tag: “v7.1.1”

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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 join to the VTK discourse, and post your questions there. Or, send an email to: