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 (9.1.0)

Platform Files sha256
Source VTK-9.1.0.tar.gz 8fed42f4f8f1eb8083107b68eaa9ad71da07110161a3116ad807f43e5ca5ce96
Data VTKData-9.1.0.tar.gz b9442cf1c30e1e44502e6dc36d3c6c2dc3d3f7d03306ee1d10737e9abadaa85d
VTKDataFiles-9.1.0.tar.gz c777b3d2e42e67b079170a8b0ab7aab5ab8f40d93332792c41cf20ada0cab17a
VTKLargeData-9.1.0.tar.gz 23c86546d8cade8129e45fe23cee8b3ff448a992fd01708cce2019a01d534872
VTKLargeDataFiles-9.1.0.tar.gz 79638c7caf247962e35aa17b1b7f5e746589ee266cb911695739b3677320c62d
Python Wheels vtk-9.1.0-cp36-cp36m-macosx_10_10_x86_64.whl 1807795686eb19953772f944062f1c0f028d11ba2c213eff2da85c4ba457baed
vtk-9.1.0-cp36-cp36m-manylinux_2_17_x86_64.manylinux2014_x86_64.whl 11cfcd1d1af89d44d171983a8d63f029e93c122027cf1b52ca1941643a2d2fda
vtk-9.1.0-cp36-cp36m-win_amd64.whl f43347e851087d18984308d6d3d80c6752c7b349505c312d0e6244322d7ee519
vtk-9.1.0-cp37-cp37m-macosx_10_10_x86_64.whl fcb725dea939972207ff8398c082321889738732d3efdaaf8b0fb83fdb0a2d6a
vtk-9.1.0-cp37-cp37m-manylinux_2_17_x86_64.manylinux2014_x86_64.whl e69ea9ed3a1cb027b8cab0e5031472cec9c294a589708d39b35147abf4754690
vtk-9.1.0-cp37-cp37m-win_amd64.whl 6e0b49330bbeb721ae37422499942a1557a5deba271f5019dfc9c6e8562df7ac
vtk-9.1.0-cp38-cp38-macosx_10_10_x86_64.whl 9bb7a90796c88349baa6a6ce31458897c4f2ba8e10793b0fd20525502ba2b6a6
vtk-9.1.0-cp38-cp38-manylinux_2_17_x86_64.manylinux2014_x86_64.whl 3b3a064e643162e8599017d9871387e136ca489764d1c34ee10a6d74a80eb384
vtk-9.1.0-cp38-cp38-win_amd64.whl 459a5d5c664410701e462a828db0a7cac8758f9f5bb8318a7d1224321a75b6dd
vtk-9.1.0-cp39-cp39-macosx_10_10_x86_64.whl 7e64f937242740f2441047b1d94d8ab9e73cd57a87ad16da81b13fda4503e881
vtk-9.1.0-cp39-cp39-macosx_11_0_arm64.whl 8542f03ca42451bbf5b8fa7adcecdd8306ee347d0fe90b8c7face8bb6fcbef28
vtk-9.1.0-cp39-cp39-manylinux_2_17_x86_64.manylinux2014_x86_64.whl 2e3013ebda96d6b41dbcbc0c8852b89901725356f013d984e04b9d4458e46d55
vtk-9.1.0-cp39-cp39-win_amd64.whl 539311152514bb3e52c30d0c8dd755c4ed46fc8dd59ac5d41e44b901feeff43a
Documentation vtkDocHtml-9.1.0.tar.gz f2b5bd15bac26c86363fb77222dafbc8decaae2e7aa09e15cde38d6568981c1e

git tag: “v9.1.0”

Previous Release (8.2.0)

Platform Files MD5
Source VTK-8.2.0.zip 94ba8959b56dcfa6bac996158669ac36
VTK-8.2.0.tar.gz 8af3307da0fc2ef8cafe4a312b821111
Data VTKData-8.2.0.zip fc609b766fa890cf5c73ee1ca9ff1e87
VTKData-8.2.0.tar.gz a6eab7bc02cee1376ee69243dde373ce
VTKLargeData-8.2.0.zip 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 VTK-7.1.1.zip 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 VTKData-7.1.1.zip aa276ce7a447c900bec4c41a355ed000
VTKData-7.1.1.tar.gz 3a424d51e8407497ce5f783323ac9b46
VTKLargeData-7.1.1.zip f78bf510cb3cfa23c7a1b0177ec91d94
VTKLargeData-7.1.1.tar.gz 17d9996cf6382037d1bb0a03c855a68b
Documentation vtkDocHtml-7.1.1.tar.gz e4ac0059a18a6e562e1e0008b4878180

git tag: “v7.1.1”


This software may not be exported in violation of any U.S. export laws or regulations. For more information regarding Export Control matters please go to https://www.kitware.com/legal/.


Access the Git source-code repository

VTK development is hosted in Git here: https://gitlab.kitware.com/vtk/vtk


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: vtkmpeg2encode.zip 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: kitware@kitware.com.