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SciView (ImageJ)
Author Kyle Harrington, Ulrik Günther, Curtis Rueden
Source SciView
Initial release in development
Latest version in development
Development status alpha
Category Visualization


This plugin provides 3D visualization and virtual reality capabilities for images and meshes using the Scenery. SciView integrates ImageJ2 functionality, including ImageJ Ops and ImageJ Mesh, to provide the ability to interact with image and mesh data in 3D and interface with the popular Fiji software ecosystem.

An update site is available:

There have been a number of contributors to the project: Stephan Saalfeld, Tobias Pietzsch, Loic Royer, and Robert Haase. Development has taken place at hackathons such as the first SciView hackathon.



The full list of SciView's shortcuts can be accessed through the Help ›  menu. Basic navigation is accomplished using the following controls:

  • Drag - Move around
  • Shift+Drag - Rotate around selected node
  • Single-click - Select node
  • Double-click - Centers clicked node
  • Shift+Scroll - Zoom
  • W A S D - Move around (hold Shift for slow movement)