A napari plugin to render BrainGlobe atlases and associated data as layers.

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Visualisation and management of BrainGlobe atlases in napari.

A napari plugin to visualise and manage BrainGlobe atlases. brainrender-napari aims to port the functionality of brainrender to napari. add-region-brainrender-napari


Check out the "Visualising an atlas in napari" tutorial in the BrainGlobe documentation.


We strongly recommend to use a virtual environment manager (like conda or venv). The installation instructions below will not specify the Qt backend for napari, and you will therefore need to install that separately. Please see the napari installation instructions for further advice on this.

You can install brainrender-napari via pip:

pip install brainrender-napari

To install latest development version :

pip install git+


Contributions are very welcome. Have a look at our developer conventions for more info. The core development team is happy to help and advise anyone wanting to contribute!


Distributed under the terms of the BSD-3 license, "brainrender-napari" is free and open source software


If you encounter any problems, please file an issue along with a detailed description.


This @napari plugin was generated with Cookiecutter using @napari's cookiecutter-napari-plugin template and the Neuroinformatics Unit's template.


  • 0.0.3

Last updated:

  • 27 February 2024

First released:

  • 13 October 2023


Supported data:

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GitHub activity:

  • Stars: 17
  • Forks: 1
  • Issues + PRs: 40

Python versions supported:

Operating system:


  • napari >=0.4.18
  • brainglobe-atlasapi >=2.0.1
  • numpy
  • qtpy

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