BVHViewer 1.0 is a robust visualization tool for the Biovision Hierarchy (BVH) animation format.

Although there are several (if not many) viewers to be found on the web, this is one of the few that supports:

  • All possible rotation orders
  • Local joint positions (Xposition, Yposition, Zposition) for all joints
  • No assumption on hierarchy or framerate

Local joint positions are supported by the format and allow for bone scaling, making it ideal for Kinect output. For example, the exported BVH files from Brekel Kinect can also be viewed.

The viewer is based on Ogre and can be found at

I hope people find this useful.

Cheers, Ben