OSPRay support not available


I was trying to do some ray trace rendering, but I am missing the option for ‘Enable Ray Tracing’ in the view settings. Also in the material editor shows “OSPray support not available”. Any ideas?

PV client info is pasted below. Thanks!

Client Information:
Version: 5.10.1
VTK Version: 9.0.20210922
Qt Version: 5.15.2
vtkIdType size: 64bits
Embedded Python: On
Python Library Path: /Applications/ParaView-5.10.1.app/Contents/Libraries/lib/python3.9
Python Library Version: 3.9.5 (default, Mar 14 2022, 15:11:26) [Clang 12.0.0 (clang-1200.0.32.29)]
Python Numpy Support: On
Python Numpy Path: /Applications/ParaView-5.10.1.app/Contents/Python/numpy
Python Numpy Version: 1.21.1
Python Matplotlib Support: On
Python Matplotlib Path: /Applications/ParaView-5.10.1.app/Contents/Python/matplotlib
Python Matplotlib Version: 3.2.1
Python Testing: Off
MPI Enabled: On
ParaView Build ID: superbuild 6dd132601dbb2a9ebdc0d31825989f5b92595b76 (!969)
Disable Registry: Off
Test Directory:
Data Directory:
SMP Backend: Sequential
SMP Max Number of Threads: 1
OpenGL Vendor: Apple
OpenGL Version: 4.1 Metal - 83.1
OpenGL Renderer: Apple M2

Connection Information:
Remote Connection: No

@tgalland @Lucas_Givord

MacOS binary release simply does not support raytracing afaics.

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The macOS binaries provided on www.paraview.org/download do support ray tracing.

@caladoa from where did you obtain the binary?

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From there…

Ah, I missed the M2 in the OpenGL Renderer. We do not enable OSPRay on arm64 binaries for macOS.

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Just a note that OSPRay being disabled in ParaView’s mac binaries is a legacy from a few years back when the “new” arm Macs came out and OSPRay had not yet been ported to run on them. Current OSPRay does support arm, so it could be made to work by someone adventurous enough to try it.