Vortex arrays generated by starfish larvae. This video won first place in both the 2016 Nikon Small World in Motion competition and the American Physical Society’s 69th Annual “Gallery of Fluid Motion” competition.


A simple tool for visualizing unsteady flows.

Flowtrace is currently implemented in Python, MATLAB, and Fiji/ImageJ, please choose your preferred version below for installation and usage instructions

The Video Gallery shows our favorite videos generated using flowtrace.

William Gilpin, Vivek N. Prakash, and Manu Prakash, 2015-2017. Please consider reading and citing our bioRxiv preprint if you find this tool useful.