Enabling OptiX


Dear community,

I built Paraview with Module_vtkRenderingOptiX Enabled. Everything seems to have compiled properly. However I don’t have the “Enable OPTIX” option in the View section.

According to the NVIDIA documentation, it should be there:


(Dave DeMarle) #2

The required ParaView level changes are not in master. A branch that exposes it is here: https://gitlab.kitware.com/demarle/paraview/tree/WIP-expose-OptiX. I don’t know where the NVIDIA guys keep their development branch.

(Dave DeMarle) #3

@knolla - welcome to discourse, the new ParaView mailing list. This discussion is up your alley.

(Aaron Knoll) #4

Dear Johnathan,

NVIDIA is currently working with Kitware towards an official release of the OptiX backend as part of ParaView. Please stay tuned for more information and thank you very much for your patience.

In the meantime, you may be able to use prerelease snapshots of our demo builds by running nvdocker containers hosted on NVIDIA GPU Cloud:


Aaron Knoll

(Abbas Shirinifard) #5

do we have a release date for optix?

(Dave DeMarle) #6

We are working on it now. It should appear in master in a few days and then in ParaView 5.7. The user facing interface will be the same as OSPRay.

(Abbas Shirinifard) #7

Great! Looking forward try it.