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WinTensor is a program for Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT, XP with which representation surfaces are created from crystallographic data (metric, tensor components) as input and several image files as output, including *.wrl (VRML V2.0 utf8) that can be inserted on web pages. Example screenshots include images representing the piezo-optic effect, the optical rotation, the elastic constants and second harmonics in quartz.

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Licensing Information

WinTensor is one of the many software programs and tools created at the University of Washington available through our Express Licensing Program. These agreements have standard terms and conditions that allow for rapid licensing by companies, organizations, or individuals.

Academic License

Individual academic researchers may use WinTensor for non-profit research use in a single laboratory. It is available via a click-through license which restricts the user to internal research use.

This is a click-through license that requires an email address to receive software download information.


The conditions and financial terms of this license apply only to those who download the license, sign it and return it "as is" to UW CoMotion. Some Express Licenses may be modified for an additional cost. Other licensing arrangements may be available.

For Descriptive and Technical Information

Werner Kaminsky, Ph.D
University of Washington
Box 351700
Seattle, WA 98195-1700


For Licensing Information/Customer Service

Express Licensing Program
UW CoMotion
4545 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 400
Phone: (206) 543-3970
Fax: (206) 616-3322