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AVS UCD Reader

Reads binary or ASCII files stored in AVS UCD format.The AVS UCD reader reads binary or ASCII files stored in AVS UCD format. The default file extension is .inp. The output of this reader is unstructured grid. This supports reading a file series.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileNameInfo (FileNameInfo)
FileNames (FileNames)

The list of files to be read by the reader. If more than one file is specified, the reader will switch to file series mode in which it will pretend that it can support time and provide one file per time step.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.


BYU Reader

Reads Movie.BYU files to produce polygonal data.The BYU reader reads data stored in Movie.BYU format. The expected file extension is .g. The datasets resulting from reading these files are polygonal.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileName (FileName)

This property specifies the file name for the BYU reader.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

CML Molecule Reader

A reader for Chemical Markup Language (CML) This is a reader for Chemical Markup Language (CML) which describes chemical information using XML.


Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileName (FileName)

This property specifies the CML file name

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

CSV Reader

Reads a Delimited Text values file into a 1D rectilinear grid.The CSV reader reads a Delimited Text values file into a 1D rectilinear grid. If the file was saved using the CSVWriter, then the rectilinear grid's points and point data can be restored as well as the cell data. Otherwise all the data in the CSV file is treated as cell data. The default file extension is .csv as well as .txt. This can read file series as well.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileName (FileName)

The list of files to be read by the reader. Each file is expected to be a csv file. If more than one file is specified, the reader will switch to file series mode in which it will pretend that it can support time and provide one file per time step.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

FileNameInfo (FileNameInfo)
TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.


DEM Reader

Reads a DEM (Digital Elevation Model) file.The DEM reader reads Digital Elevation Model files containing elevation values derived from the U. S. Geologic Survey. The default file extension is .dem. This reader produces uniform rectilinear (image/volume) data output.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileName (FileName)

This property specifies the file name for the DEM (Digital Elevation Map) reader.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

DICOM Reader (Single File)

Reads DICOM regular rectilinear grid data from a lone file. DICOM is a file format often used in medical imaging. This version of the reader reads a single file (as opposed to a collection of files). The DICOM reader currently only supports uncompressed files.


Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileName (FileName)

DICOM file to load. This version of the reader only supports loading one file at a time.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

DICOM Reader (directory)

Reads DICOM regular rectilinear grid data from a directory containing a file. DICOM is a file format often used in medical imaging. This version of the reader will look at all files in the same directory of the selected file and load them as planes of the same data set. It is typically for 3D medical scanners to store planes as set of files in a directory.


Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileName (FileName)

A file in the directory of files to be loaded. The DICOM reader will actually load all valid DICOM files in the same directory as this file as part of the same dataset. This is typical of how DICOM files are often stored.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

ENZO AMR Particles Reader

Reads AMR particles from an ENZO datasetThe Enzo particles reader loads particle simulation data stored in Enzo HDF5 format. The output of this reader is MultiBlock dataset where each block is a vtkPolyData that holds the particles (points) and corresponding particle data.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileNameInfo (FileNameInfo)
FileNames (FileNames)

The list of files to be read by the reader.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.


EnSight Master Server Reader

Reads files in EnSight's Master Server format.The EnSight Master Server reader reads EnSight's parallel files. The master file ususally has a .sos extension and may point to multiple .case files. The output is a multi-block dataset.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
CaseFileName (CaseFileName)

This property specifies the name of the .sos file for the EnSight Master Server reader.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

ByteOrder (ByteOrder)

This property indicates the byte order of the binary file(s).

0

The value(s) is an enumeration of the following:

  • BigEndian (0)
  • LittleEndian (1)
TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.

SetTimeValue (SetTimeValue)

This property indicates which time value to read.

0.0

CellArrayInfo (CellArrayInfo)
Cell Arrays (CellArrayStatus)

This property lists which cell-centered arrays to read.

The list of array names is provided by the reader.

PointArrayInfo (PointArrayInfo)
Point Arrays (PointArrayStatus)

This property lists which point-centered arrays to read.

The list of array names is provided by the reader.

EnSight Reader

Reads EnSight 6 and Gold files.The EnSight reader reads files in the format produced by CEI's EnSight. EnSight 6 and Gold files (both ASCII and binary) are supported. The default extension is .case. The output of this reader is a multi-block dataset.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
CaseFileName (CaseFileName)

This property specifies the case file name for the EnSight reader.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.

CellArrayInfo (CellArrayInfo)
Cell Arrays (CellArrayStatus)

This property lists which cell-centered arrays to read.

The list of array names is provided by the reader.

PointArrayInfo (PointArrayInfo)
Point Arrays (PointArrayStatus)

This property lists which point-centered arrays to read.

The list of array names is provided by the reader.

Enzo Reader

Read hierarchical box dataset from an Enzo file. This Enzo reader loads data stored in Enzo format. The output of this reader is a hierarchical-box dataset.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileNameInfo (FileNameInfo)
FileNames (FileNames)

The list of files to be read by the reader.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.


ExodusIIReader

Reads an Exodus II file to produce an unstructured grid.The Exodus reader loads Exodus II files and produces an unstructured grid output. The default file extensions are .g, .e, .ex2, .ex2v2, .exo, .gen, .exoII, .exii, .0, .00, .000, and .0000. The file format is described fully at: http://endo.sandia.gov/SEACAS/Documentation/exodusII.pdf. Each Exodus file contains a single set of points with 2-D or 3-D coordinates plus one or more blocks, sets, and maps. Block group elements (or their bounding edges or faces) of the same type together. Sets select subsets (across all the blocks in a file) of elements, sides of elements (which may be of mixed dimensionality), bounding faces of volumetric elements, or bounding edges of volumetric or areal elements. Each block or set may have multiple result variables, each of which defines a value per element, per timestep. The elements (cells), faces of elements (when enumerated in face blocks), edges of elements (when enumerated in edge blocks), and nodes (points) in a file may be assigned an arbitrary integer number by an element map, face map, edge map, or node map, respectively. Usually, only a single map of each type exists and is employed to assign a unique global ID to entities across multiple files which partition a large mesh for a distributed-memory calculation. However here may be multiply maps of each type and there are no constraints which force the integers to be unique. The connectivity of elements is constant across all of the timesteps in any single Exodus II file. However, multiple files which specify a single time-evolution of a mesh may be used to represent meshes which exhibit changes in connectivity infrequently. Field variable mode_shape[0] represents the time step (t_index) if HasModeShapes is not set or the ModeShape otherwise.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileNameInfo (FileNameInfo)
FileName (FileName)

This property specifies the file name for the Exodus reader.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

UseMetaFile (UseMetaFile)

This hidden property must always be set to 1 for this proxy to work.

0

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)


FLASH AMR Particles Reader

Reads AMR particles from FLASH datasetThe Flash particles reader loads particle simulation data stored in Flash format. The output of this reader is a MultiBlock dataset where each block is vtkPolyData that holds the particles and corresponding particle data.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileNameInfo (FileNameInfo)
FileNames (FileNames)

The list of files to be read by the reader.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.


FacetReader

Reads ASCII files stored in Facet format.The Facet Reader reads files in Facet format: a simple ASCII file format listing point coordinates and connectivity between these points. The default file extension is .facet. The output of the Facet Reader is polygonal.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileName (FileName)

This property specifies the file name for the Facet reader.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

Flash Reader

Read hierarchical box dataset from a Flash dataset. This Flash reader loads data stored in Enzo format. The output of this reader is a hierarchical-box dataset.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileNameInfo (FileNameInfo)
FileNames (FileNames)

The list of files to be read by the reader.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.


Fluent Case Reader

Reads a dataset in Fluent file format. FLUENTReader creates an unstructured grid dataset. It reads .cas and .dat files stored in FLUENT native format (or a file series of the same.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileName (FileName)

The name of the files to load.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

Gaussian Cube Reader

Produce polygonal data by reading a Gaussian Cube file.The Gaussian Cube reader produces polygonal data by reading data files produced by the Gaussian software package. The expected file extension is .cube.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileName (FileName)

This property specifies the file name for the Gaussian Cube reader.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

HBScale (HBScale)

A scaling factor to compute bonds with hydrogen atoms.

1.0

BScale (BScale)

A scaling factor to compute bonds between non-hydrogen atoms

1.0


Image Reader

Reads raw regular rectilinear grid data from a file. The dimensions and type of the data must be specified. The Image reader reads raw, regular, rectilinear grid (image/volume) data from a file. Because no metadata is provided, the user must specify information about the size, spacing, dimensionality, etc. about the dataset.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FilePrefix (FilePrefix)

The text string contained in this property specifies the file prefix (directory plus common initial part of file name) for the raw binary uniform rectilinear grid dataset.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

FilePattern (FilePattern)

The text string contained in the property specifies the format string to determine the file names necessary for reading this dataset. In creating the filenames, %s will be replaced by the prefix and %d by a digit which represents the slice number in Z. The format string is the same as that used by printf.

%s

DataScalarType (DataScalarType)

The value of this property indicates the scalar type of the pixels/voxels in the file(s): short, int, float ...

4

The value(s) is an enumeration of the following:

  • char (2)
  • unsigned char (3)
  • short (4)
  • unsigned short (5)
  • int (6)
  • unsigned int (7)
  • long (8)
  • unsigned long (9)
  • float (10)
  • double (11)
DataByteOrder (DataByteOrder)

This property indicates the byte order of the binary file(s).

0

The value(s) is an enumeration of the following:

  • BigEndian (0)
  • LittleEndian (1)
FileDimensionality (FileDimensionality)

This property indicates whether the file(s) in this dataset contain slices (2D) or volumes (3D).

3

The value(s) is an enumeration of the following:

  • 2 (2)
  • 3 (3)
DataOrigin (DataOrigin)

The coordinate contained in this property specifies the position of the point with index (0,0,0).

0.0 0.0 0.0

DataSpacing (DataSpacing)

This property specifies the size of a voxel in each dimension.

1.0 1.0 1.0

DataExtent (DataExtent)

This property specifies the minimum and maximum index values of the data in each dimension (xmin, xmax, ymin, ymax, zmin, zmax).

0 0 0 0 0 0

NumberOfScalarComponents (NumberOfScalarComponents)

This property specifies the number of components the scalar value at each pixel or voxel has (e.g., RGB - 3 scalar components).

1

ScalarArrayName (ScalarArrayName)

This property contains a text string listing a name to assign to the point-centered data array read.

ImageFile

FileLowerLeft (FileLowerLeft)

This property determines whether the data originates in the lower left corner (on) or the upper left corner (off). Most scientific data is written with a right-handed axes that originates in the lower left corner. However, several 2D image file formats write the image from the upper left corner.

1

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

JPEG Series Reader

Reads a series of JPEG files into an time sequence of image datas.The JPEG series reader reads JPEG files. The output is a time sequence of uniform rectilinear (image/volume) dataset. The default file extension is .jpg or .jpeg.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileNames (FileNames)

The list of files to be read by the reader. If more than one file is specified, the reader will switch to file series mode in which it will pretend that it can support time and provide one file per time step.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.

ReadAsImageStack (ReadAsImageStack)

When set, the reader will read the set of files as an image stack, rather than a temporal file series.

1

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

LSDynaReader

Read LS-Dyna databases (d3plot).This reader reads LS-Dyna databases.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileName (FileName)

Set the file name for the LSDyna reader.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)
SolidArrayInfo (SolidArrayInfo)
Solid Arrays (SolidArrayStatus)

Select which solid arrays to read.

The list of array names is provided by the reader.

ThickShellArrayInfo (ThickShellArrayInfo)
Thick Shell Arrays (ThickShellArrayStatus)

Select which thick shell arrays to read.

The list of array names is provided by the reader.

ShellArrayInfo (ShellArrayInfo)
Shell Arrays (ShellArrayStatus)

Select which shell arrays to read.

The list of array names is provided by the reader.

RigidBodyArrayInfo (RigidBodyArrayInfo)
Rigid Body Arrays (RigidBodyArrayStatus)

Select which rigid body arrays to load.

The list of array names is provided by the reader.

RoadSurfaceArrayInfo (RoadSurfaceArrayInfo)
Road Surface Arrays (RoadSurfaceArrayStatus)

Select which road surface arrays to read.

The list of array names is provided by the reader.

BeamArrayInfo (BeamArrayInfo)
Beam Arrays (BeamArrayStatus)

Select which beam arrays to read.

The list of array names is provided by the reader.

ParticleArrayInfo (ParticleArrayInfo)
Particle Arrays (ParticleArrayStatus)

Select which particle arrays to read.

The list of array names is provided by the reader.

PointArrayInfo (PointArrayInfo)
Point Arrays (PointArrayStatus)

Select which point-centered arrays to read.

The list of array names is provided by the reader.

PartArrayInfo (PartArrayInfo)
Part Arrays (PartArrayStatus)

Select which part arrays to read.

The list of array names is provided by the reader.

DeformedMesh (DeformedMesh)

Should the mesh be deformed over time (if the Deflection node array is set to load)?

1

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

RemoveDeletedCells (RemoveDeletedCells)

Should cells that have been deleted (failed structurally, for example) be removed from the mesh?

1

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

Legacy VTK Reader

Reads files stored in VTK's legacy file format.The Legacy VTK reader loads files stored in VTK's legacy file format (before VTK 4.2, although still supported). The expected file extension is .vtk. The type of the dataset may be structured grid, uniform rectilinear grid (image/volume), non-uniform rectiinear grid, unstructured grid, or polygonal. This reader also supports file series.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileNameInfo (FileNameInfo)
FileNames (FileNames)

The list of files to be read by the reader. If more than one file is specified, the reader will switch to file series mode in which it will pretend that it can support time and provide one file per time step.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.


MFIXReader

Reads a dataset in MFIX file format. vtkMFIXReader creates an unstructured grid dataset. It reads a restart file and a set of sp files. The restart file contains the mesh information. MFIX meshes are either cylindrical or rectilinear, but this reader will convert them to an unstructured grid. The sp files contain transient data for the cells. Each sp file has one or more variables stored inside it.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileName (FileName)

Set the file name for the MFIX reader.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

CellArrayInfo (CellArrayInfo)
Cell Arrays (CellArrayStatus)

Select which cell-centered arrays to read.

The list of array names is provided by the reader.

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)


MRC Series Reader

Reads a series of MRC files into an time sequence of image datas.The MRC series reader reads MRC files. The output is a time sequence of uniform rectilinear (image/volume) dataset. The default file extension is .mrc but .ali, .st and .rec are also recognized.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileNames (FileNames)

The list of files to be read by the reader. If more than one file is specified, the reader will switch to file series mode in which it will pretend that it can support time and provide one file per time step.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.


Meta File Series Reader

Reads a series of meta images.Read a series of meta images. The file extension is .mhd

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileNameInfo (FileNameInfo)
FileNames (FileNames)

The list of files to be read by the reader. Each file is expected to be in the meta format. The standard extension is .mhd. If more than one file is specified, the reader will switch to file series mode in which it will pretend that it can support time and provide one file per time step.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.


NetCDF CAM reader

Reads unstructured grid data from NetCDF files. There are 2 files, a points+fields file which is set as FileName and a cell connectivity file set as ConnectivityFileName. This reader reads in unstructured grid data from a NetCDF file. The grid data is in a set of planes as quadrilateral cells. The reader creates hex cells in order to create a volumetric grid.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileNameInfo (FileNameInfo)
FileName (FileName)

The list of files to be read by the reader.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.


NetCDF MPAS reader

Reads unstructured grid MPAS data from a file. This reader reads unstructured grid MPAS data from a file. It creates a dual grid It assumes the grid is in the global domain. By default, it creates a spherical view of vertical layer 0. It assumes it is ocean data. It gives several options to change the view to multilayer (all vertical layers will have a thickness determined by the value in the slider), lat/lon projection or atmospheric (vertical layers go out away from the center of the sphere, instead of down towards the center as they do for ocean data). It doesn't handle data in the rectangular domain. This is not a parallel reader. It expects one .nc file of data. It can display cell or vertex-centered data, but not edge data. When converted to the dual grid, cell-centered data becomes vertex-centered and vice-versa. NOTES: When using this reader, it is important that you remember to do the following: 1. When changing a selected variable, remember to select it also in the drop down box to color by. It doesn't color by that variable automatically 2. When selecting multilayer sphere view, start with layer thickness around 100,000 3. When selecting multilayer lat/lon view, start with layer thickness around 10 4. Always click the -Z orientation after making a switch from lat/lon to sphere, from single to multilayer or changing thickness. 5. Be conservative on the number of changes you make before hitting Apply, since there may be bugs in this reader. Just make one change and then hit Apply. For problems, contact Christine Ahrens (cahrens@lanl.gov)

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileName (FileName)

This property specifies the file name to read. It should be an MPAS format NetCDF file ending in .nc.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

UseDimensionedArrayNames (UseDimensionedArrayNames)

This property ensures that the dimension info is always shown in the ParaView GUI.

1

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

PointArrayInfo (PointArrayInfo)
PointArrayStatus (PointArrayStatus)

This property lists which NetCDF dual-grid point variables to load.

The list of array names is provided by the reader.

CellArrayInfo (CellArrayInfo)
CellArrayStatus (CellArrayStatus)

This property lists which NetCDF dual-grid cell variables to load.

The list of array names is provided by the reader.

DimensionInfo (DimensionInfo)
Extra Dimension Indices (DimensionCurrentIndex)
ShowMultilayerView (ShowMultilayerView)

This property indicates whether to show multiple layers in one view, with each vertical level having the same thickness, specified by the layer thickness slider. For ocean data, the layers correspond to data at vertical level whose number increases towards the center of the sphere. For atmospheric data, the layers correspond to data at vertical levels increasing away from the center.

0

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

DimensionList (DimensionList)
Vertical Dimension (VerticalDimension)

nVertLevels

The value(s) can be one of the following:

ProjectLatLon (ProjectLatLon)

This property indicates whether to view the data in the lat/lon projection.

0

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

IsAtmosphere (IsAtmosphere)

This property indicates whether data is atmospheric. Checking this ensures the vertical levels will go up away from the sphere instead of down towards the center.

0

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

LayerThicknessRangeInfo (LayerThicknessRangeInfo)
Layer Thickness (LayerThickness)

This property specifies how thick the layer should be if viewing the data in multilayer view. Each layer corresponds to a vertical level. A good starting point is 100,000 for the spherical view and 10 for the lat/lon projection. Click on -Z after applying this change, since the scale may change drastically.

10

CenterLonRangeInfo (CenterLonRangeInfo)
Center Longitude (CenterLon)

This property specifies where the center will be viewed for a lat/lon projection.

180

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)


NetCDF POP reader

Reads rectilinear grid data from a NetCDF POP file. The reader reads regular rectilinear grid (image/volume) data from a NetCDF file.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileNameInfo (FileNameInfo)
FileName (FileName)

The list of files to be read by the reader.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.


NetCDF Reader

Reads regular arrays from netCDF files. Will also read any topological information specified by the COARDS and CF conventions.Reads arrays from netCDF files into structured VTK data sets. In the absence of any other information, the files will be read as image data. This reader will also look for meta information specified by the CF convention that specify things like topology and time. This information can cause the output to be a nonuniform rectilinear grid or curvilinear (structured) grid. Details on the CF convention can be found at http://cf-pcmdi.llnl.gov/. It should be noted that the CF convention is a superset of the COARDS convention, so COARDS conventions will also be recognized.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileName (FileName)

The name of the files to load.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

This magic property sends time information to the animation panel. ParaView will then automatically set up the animation to visit the time steps defined in the file.


Nrrd Reader

Reads raw image files with Nrrd meta data.The Nrrd reader reads raw image data much like the Raw Image Reader except that it will also read metadata information in the Nrrd format. This means that the reader will automatically set information like file dimensions. There are several limitations on what type of nrrd files we can read. This reader only supports nrrd files in raw format. Other encodings like ascii and hex will result in errors. When reading in detached headers, this only supports reading one file that is detached.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileName (FileName)

The name of the file to read (or the meta data file that will point to the actual file).

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

Data VOI (DataVOI)

The data volume of interest (VOI). The VOI is a sub-extent of the data that you want loaded. Setting a VOI is useful when reading from a large data set and you are only interested in a small portion of the data. If left containing all 0's, then the reader will load in the entire data set.

0 0 0 0 0 0


OpenFOAMReader

Reads OpenFOAM data files, producing multi-block dataset.The OpenFOAM reader reads OpenFOAM data files and outputs multi-block datasets. Mesh information and time dependent data are supported. The OpenFOAM format is described fully at http://www.openfoam.com/docs/user/basic-file-format.php

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileName (FileName)

This property specifies the file name for the reader.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

CaseType (CaseType)

The property indicates whether decomposed mesh or reconstructed mesh should be read

1

The value(s) is an enumeration of the following:

  • Decomposed Case (0)
  • Reconstructed Case (1)
Create cell-to-point filtered data (CreateCellToPoint)

Create point data from cell data. Beware: the filter does not do inverse distance weighting.

1

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

Add dimensional units to array names (AddDimensionsToArrayNames)

Read dimensional units from field data and add them to array names as human-readable string.

0

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)
PatchArrayInfo (PatchArrayInfo)
MeshRegions (MeshRegions)

The list of array names is provided by the reader.

CellArrayInfo (CellArrayInfo)
CellArrays (CellArrays)

The list of array names is provided by the reader.

PointArrayInfo (PointArrayInfo)
PointArrays (PointArrays)

The list of array names is provided by the reader.

LagrangianArrayInfo (LagrangianArrayInfo)
LagrangianArrays (LagrangianArrays)

The list of array names is provided by the reader.

Cache mesh (CacheMesh)

Cache the OpenFOAM mesh between GUI selection changes.

1

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

Decompose polyhedra (DecomposePolyhedra)

Decompose polyhedra into tetrahedra and pyramids.

1

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

List timesteps according to controlDict (ListTimeStepsByControlDict)

List time directories listed according to the settings in controlDict.

0

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

Lagrangian positions are in OF 1.3 binary format (PositionsIsIn13Format)

Set if Lagrangian positions files are in OpenFOAM 1.3 binary format.

0

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

Read zones (ReadZones)

Read point/face/cell-Zones?

0

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

PDB Reader

Reads PDB molecule files.The PDB reader reads files in the format used by the Protein Data Bank (an archive of experimentally determined three-dimensional structures of biological macromolecules). The expected file extension is .pdb. The output datasets are polygonal.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileName (FileName)

This property specifies the file name for the PDB reader.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

PLOT3D Meta-File Reader

The main goal of this reader is to make it easy to read PLOT3D files or time series of PLOT3D files. The main goal of this reader is to make it easy to read PLOT3D files, specifically time series of PLOT3D files. PLOT3D files can take many different forms based on their content. Unfortunately, it is not a self-describing format therefore the user needs to pass information about the contents of the file to the reader. Normally, this is done by setting a number of member variables. The goal of this reader is to provide a simple format that enable the writer of the PLOT3D file to describe its settings as well as group a number of files as a time series.


Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileName (FileName)

This property specifies the meta file name

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.


PLOT3D Reader

Reads ASCII or binary PLOT3D files.PLOT3D is a plotting package developed at NASA. The PLOT3D reader can read both ASCII and binary PLOT3D files. The default file extension for the geometry files is .xyz, and the default file extension for the solution files is .q. The output of this reader is a multi-block dataset containing curvilinear (structured grid) datasets.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
QFileName (QFileName)

The list of .q (solution) files for the PLOT3D reader. There can be more than one. If more that one file is specified, the reader will switch to file-series mode in which it will pretend that it can support time and provide one file per time step.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

FileNameInfo (FileNameInfo)
TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.


PLY Reader

Reads files stored in Stanford University's PLY polygonal file format.The PLY reader reads files stored in the PLY polygonal file format developed at Stanford University. The PLY files that ParaView can read must have the elements "vertex" and "face" defined. The "vertex" elements must have the propertys "x", "y", and "z". The "face" elements must have the property "vertex_indices" defined. The default file extension for this reader is .ply.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileName (FileName)

This property specifies the file name for the PLY reader.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

PNG Series Reader

Reads a PNG file into an image data.The PNG reader reads PNG (Portable Network Graphics) files, and the output is a uniform rectilinear (image/volume) dataset. The default file extension is .png.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileNames (FileNames)

The list of files to be read by the reader. If more than one file is specified, the reader will switch to file series mode in which it will pretend that it can support time and provide one file per time step.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.

ReadAsImageStack (ReadAsImageStack)

When set, the reader will read the set of files as an image stack, rather than a temporal file series.

1

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

PTS Reader

Reads a PTS ASCII Point Cloud file.The PTS reader reads ASCII PTS Point Cloud files containing points as well as optional intensity and color information. The default file extension is .pts. This reader produces a polydata set of a single vertex cell containing all of the points.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileName (FileName)

This property specifies the file name for the PTS (ASCII Point Cloud) reader.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

LimitNumberOfPointsRead (LimitNumberOfPointsRead)

Limits the number of points read in from file

0

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

MaxNumberOfPoints (MaxNumberOfPoints)

Specify the max number of point to be read.

100000

LimitPointCloudToBounds (LimitPointCloudToBounds)

Restrict the point to cloud to a specified volume.

0

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

ReadBounds (ReadBounds)

Define the spatial volume that wil restrict the extent of the point cloud [xmin, xmax, ymin, ymax, zmin, zmax]

0 100 0 100 0 100


PVD Reader

Load a dataset stored in ParaView's PVD file format.The PVD reader reads data stored in ParaView's PVD file format. The .pvd file is essentially a header file that collects together other data files stored in VTK's XML-based file format.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileName (FileName)

This property specifies the file name for the PVD reader.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.


Parallel NetCDF POP reader

Reads rectilinear grid data from a NetCDF POP file in parallel. The reader reads regular rectilinear grid (image/volume) data from a NetCDF file. Only a subset of the processes actually read the file and these processes communicate the data to other processes.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileNameInfo (FileNameInfo)
FileName (FileName)

The list of files to be read by the reader.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.


Particles Reader

Reads particle data.vtkParticleReader reads either a binary or a text file of particles. Each particle can have associated with it an optional scalar value. So the format is: x, y, z, scalar (all floats or doubles). The text file can consist of a comma delimited set of values. In most cases vtkParticleReader can automatically determine whether the file is text or binary. The data can be either float or double. Progress updates are provided. With respect to binary files, random access into the file to read pieces is supported.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileName (FileName)

The list of files to be read by the reader.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

FileNameInfo (FileNameInfo)
TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.


Partitioned Legacy VTK Reader

Reads files stored in VTK partitioned legacy format.The Partitioned Legacy VTK reader loads files stored in VTK's partitioned legac file format (before VTK 4.2, although still supported). The expected file extension is .pvtk. The type of the dataset may be structured grid, uniform rectilinear grid (image/volume), non-uniform rectilinear grid, unstructured grid, or polygonal.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileName (FileName)

This property specifies the file name for the Partitioned Legacy VTK reader.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

Phasta Reader

Reads the parallel Phasta meta-file and the underlying Phasta files. This Phasta reader reads files stored in the Phasta (a CFD package) format. The expected file extension is .pht. The output of this reader is a multipiece data set.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileName (FileName)

This property specifies the file name for the Phasta reader.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.


RTXMLPolyDataReader

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileName (FileName)

Set the file name for the real-time VTK polygonal dataset reader.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

Location (Location)

Set the data directory containing real time data files.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

NextFileName (NextFileName)
NewDataAvailable (NewDataAvailable)

2


Restarted Sim Exodus Reader

Reads collections of Exodus output files from simulations that were restarted. When a simulation that outputs exodus files is restarted, typically you get a new set of output files. When you read them in your visualization, you often want to string these file sets together as if it was one continuous dump of files. This reader allows you to specify a metadata file that will implicitly string the files together.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileNameInfo (FileNameInfo)
FileName (FileName)

This points to a special metadata file that lists the output files for each restart.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

UseMetaFile (UseMetaFile)

This hidden property must always be set to 1 for this proxy to work.

1

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)


Restarted Sim Spy Plot Reader

Reads collections of SPCTH files from simulations that were restarted. When a CTH simulation is restarted, typically you get a new set of output files. When you read them in your visualization, you often want to string these file sets together as if it was one continuous dump of files. This reader allows you to specify a metadata file that will implicitly string the files together.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileName (FileName)

This points to a special metadata file that lists the output files for each restart.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

UseMetaFile (UseMetaFile)

This hidden property must always be set to 1 for this proxy to work.

1

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)


SLAC Data Reader

A reader for a data format used by Omega3p, Tau3p, and several other tools used at the Standford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)A reader for a data format used by Omega3p, Tau3p, and several other tools used at the Standford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). The underlying format uses netCDF to store arrays, but also imposes several conventions to form an unstructured grid of elements.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
MeshFileName (MeshFileName)

The name of the mesh file to load.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

ModeFileName (ModeFileName)

The name of the mode files to load. The points in the mode file should be the same as the mesh file.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

ReadInternalVolume (ReadInternalVolume)

If on, read the internal volume of the data set.

0

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

ReadExternalSurface (ReadExternalSurface)

If on, read the external surfaces of the data set.

1

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

ReadMidpoints (ReadMidpoints)

If on, reads midpoint information for external surfaces and builds quadratic surface triangles.

0

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

This magic property sends time information to the animation panel. ParaView will then automatically set up the animation to visit the time steps defined in the file.

TimeRange (TimeRange)

This magic property sends time range information to the animation panel. ParaView uses this information to set the range of time for the animation. This property is important for when there are no timesteps but you still want to give ParaView a range of values to use.

FrequencyScale (FrequencyScale)

Sets the scale factor for each mode. By default, each scale factor is set to 1.

FrequencyScaleInfo (FrequencyScaleInfo)
PhaseShift (PhaseShift)

Sets the phase offset for each mode. By default, shift is set to 0.

PhaseShiftInfo (PhaseShiftInfo)


SLAC Particle Data Reader

The SLAC Particle data reader.The SLAC Particle data reader.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileName (FileName)

A list of files to be read in a time series.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.


STL Reader

Reads ASCII or binary stereo lithography (STL) files.The STL reader reads ASCII or binary stereo lithography (STL) files. The expected file extension is .stl. The output of this reader is a polygonal dataset. This reader also supports file series.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileNameInfo (FileNameInfo)
FileNames (FileNames)

The list of files to be read by the reader. If more than one file is specified, the reader will switch to file series mode in which it will pretend that it can support time and provide one file per time step.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.


Spy Plot Reader

Reads files in the SPCTH Spy Plot file format.The Spy Plot reader loads an ASCII meta-file called the "case" file (extension .spcth). The case file lists all the binary files containing the dataset. This reader produces hierarchical datasets.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
Cell Arrays (CellArrayStatus)

This property lists which cell-centered arrays to read.

The list of array names is provided by the reader.

FileName (FileName)

This property specifies the file name for the Spy Plot reader.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.

DownConvertVolumeFraction (DownConvertVolumeFraction)

If this property is set to 0, the type of the volume fraction is float; is set to 1, the type is unsigned char.

1

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

ComputeDerivedVariables (ComputeDerivedVariables)

If this property is set to 1, the reader will convert derived variables like material density for the materials that the user has selected. For Density the user needs to have selected Material Mass and Material Volume Fraction.

1

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

DistributeFiles (DistributeFiles)

In parallel mode, if this property is set to 1, the reader will distribute files or blocks.

1

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

GenerateLevelArray (GenerateLevelArray)

If this property is set to 1, a cell array will be generated that stores the level of each block.

0

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

GenerateActiveBlockArray (GenerateActiveBlockArray)

If this property is set to 1, a cell array will be generated that stores the active status of a block.

0

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

GenerateTracers (GenerateTracers)

If this property is set to 1, a cell array will be generated that stores the coordinates of any tracers.

1

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

GenerateMarkers (GenerateMarkers)

If this property is set to 1, a second output will be created using the markers data stored in the file.

1

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

GenerateBlockIdArray (GenerateBlockIdArray)

If this property is set to 1, a cell array will be generated that stores a unique blockId for each block.

0

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

MergeXYZComponents (MergeXYZComponents)

If this property is set to 1, cell arrays named (for example) X velocity, Y velocity and Z velocity will be combined into a single vector array named velocity.

1

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

CellArrayInfo (CellArrayInfo)


TIFF Reader

Reads a TIFF file into an image data.The TIFF reader reads TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) files, and the output is a uniform rectilinear (image/volume) dataset. The default file extension is .tiff.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileName (FileName)

This property specifies the file name for the TIFF reader.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TIFF Series Reader

Reads a series of TIFF files into an time sequence of image datas.The TIFF series reader reads TIFF files. The output is a time sequence of uniform rectilinear (image/volume) dataset. The default file extension is .tif or .tiff.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileNames (FileNames)

The list of files to be read by the reader. If more than one file is specified, the reader will switch to file series mode in which it will pretend that it can support time and provide one file per time step.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.

ReadAsImageStack (ReadAsImageStack)

When set, the reader will read the set of files as an image stack, rather than a temporal file series.

1

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

Tecplot Reader

Reads files in the Tecplot ASCII file format. The Tecplot reader extracts multiple zones (blocks) of data from a Tecplot ASCII file, in which a zone is stored in either point packing mode (i.e., tuple-based, with only point data supported) or block packing mode (i.e., component-based, with point data and cell data supported). The output of the reader is a vtkMultiBlockDataset, of which each block is either a vtkStructuredGrid or a vtkUnstructuredGrid. This supports reading a file series.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileNames (FileNames)

The list of files to be read by the reader.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

FileNameInfo (FileNameInfo)
TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.


Unstructured NetCDF POP reader

Reads rectilinear grid data from a NetCDF POP file and converts it into unstructured data. The reader reads regular rectilinear grid (image/volume) data from a NetCDF file and turns it into an unstructured spherical grid.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileNameInfo (FileNameInfo)
FileName (FileName)

The list of files to be read by the reader.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.


VPIC Reader

Reads distributed VPIC files into an ImageData.VPIC is a 3D kinetic plasma particle-in-cell simulation. The input file (.vpc) opened by the VPIC reader is an ASCII description of the data files which are written one file per processor, per category and per time step. These are arranged in subdirectories per category (field data and hydrology data) and then in time step subdirectories.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileName (FileName)

ASCII .vpc file describes locations of data files, grid sizes, time step sizes and type and order of data written to the files.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

PointArrayInfo (PointArrayInfo)
Point Arrays (PointArrayStatus)

Variables written to the data files are described in the .vpc file and are presented for selection. Only selected variables are loaded for a time step.

The list of array names is provided by the reader.

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)
Stride (SetStride)

VPIC data may be very large and not all is needed for effective visualization. Setting the stride selects every nth data item within the files for display.

1 1 1

DefaultXExtent (DefaultXExtent)

VPIC data is written one file per simulation processor. This coarse map of files is used in partitioning files between visualizing processors so that each ParaView processor has its own set of files to display. Default extent is all files available.

DefaultYExtent (DefaultYExtent)

VPIC data is written one file per simulation processor. This coarse map of files is used in partitioning files between visualizing processors so that each ParaView processor has its own set of files to display. Default extent is all files available.

DefaultZExtent (DefaultZExtent)

VPIC data is written one file per simulation processor. This coarse map of files is used in partitioning files between visualizing processors so that each ParaView processor has its own set of files to display. Default extent is all files available.

X Extent (XExtent)

VPIC data is written one file per simulation processor. This coarse map of files is used in partitioning files between visualizing processors so that each ParaView processor has its own set of files to display. Ghost cell overlap is handled within the reader. To limit the View of VPIC information the extent in the X dimension of "files" can be specified. Only the files selected will be displayed and they will be partitioned between the visualizing processors, allowing a higher resolution over a smaller area.

-1 -1

Y Extent (YExtent)

VPIC data is written one file per simulation processor. This coarse map of files is used in partitioning files between visualizing processors so that each ParaView processor has its own set of files to display. Ghost cell overlap is handled within the reader. To limit the View of VPIC information the extent in the Y dimension of "files" can be specified. Only the files selected will be displayed and they will be partitioned between the visualizing processors, allowing a higher resolution over a smaller area.

-1 -1

Z Extent (ZExtent)

VPIC data is written one file per simulation processor. This coarse map of files is used in partitioning files between visualizing processors so that each ParaView processor has its own set of files to display. Ghost cell overlap is handled within the reader. To limit the View of VPIC information the extent in the Z dimension of "files" can be specified. Only the files selected will be displayed and they will be partitioned between the visualizing processors, allowing a higher resolution over a smaller area.

-1 -1


VRML Reader

Load the geometry from a VRML 2.0 file.The VRML reader loads only the geometry from a VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language) 2.0 file. The expected file extension is .wrl. The output of this reader is a polygonal dataset.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileName (FileName)

This property specifies the file name for the VRML reader.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

Wavefront OBJ Reader

Reads Wavefront .OBJ files to produce polygonal and line data.The OBJ reader reads data stored in Wavefront .OBJ format. The expected file extension is .obj, the datasets resulting from reading these files are polygons and lines.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileName (FileName)

This property specifies the file name for the OBJ reader.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

WindBlade reader

Reads WindBlade/Firetec simulation files possibly including wind turbines and topology files. WindBlade/Firetec is a simulation dealing with the effects of wind on wind turbines or on the spread of fires. It produces three outputs - a StructuredGrid for the wind data fields, a StructuredGrid for the ground topology, and a PolyData for turning turbine blades. The input file (.wind) opened by the WindBlade reader is an ASCII description of the data files expected. Data is accumulated by the simulation processor and is written one file per time step. WindBlade can deal with topology if a flag is turned on and expects (x,y) data for the ground. It also can deal with turning wind turbines from other time step data files which gives polygon positions of segments of the blades and data for each segment.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
Filename (Filename)

ASCII .wind file describes locations of data files, grid sizes and variable deltas, time step sizes, whether topology is used, whether turbines are used, and type and order of data written to the files.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)
PointArrayInfo (PointArrayInfo)
Point Arrays (PointArrayStatus)

Variables written to the data files are described in the .wind file and are presented for selection. Only selected variables are loaded for a time step.

The list of array names is provided by the reader.

XDMF Reader

Reads XDMF (eXtensible Data Model and Format) files.The XDMF reader reads files in XDMF format. The expected file extension is .xmf. Metadata is stored in the XDMF file using an XML format, and large attribute arrays are stored in a corresponding HDF5 file. The output may be unstructured grid, structured grid, or rectiliner grid. See http://www.xdmf.org for a description of the file format.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileNameInfo (FileNameInfo)
FileNames (FileNames)

The list of files to be read by the reader.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.


XML Hierarchical Box Data reader

Reads a VTK XML-based data file containing a hierarchical dataset containing vtkUniformGrids. The XML Hierarchical Box Data reader reads VTK's XML-based file format containing a vtkHierarchicalBoxDataSet. The expected file extensions is either .vthb or .vth.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileNameInfo (FileNameInfo)
FileName (FileName)

The list of files to be read by the reader. Each file is expected to be in the VTK XML polygonal dataset format. The standard extension is .vtp. If more than one file is specified, the reader will switch to file series mode in which it will pretend that it can support time and provide one file per time step.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.


XML Image Data Reader

Reads serial VTK XML image data files.The XML Image Data reader reads the VTK XML image data file format. The standard extension is .vti. This reader also supports file series.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileNameInfo (FileNameInfo)
FileName (FileName)

The list of files to be read by the reader. Each file is expected to be in the VTK XML image data format. The standard extension is .vti. If more than one file is specified, the reader will switch to file series mode in which it will pretend that it can support time and provide one file per time step.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.


XML MultiBlock Data Reader

Reads a VTK XML multi-block data file and the serial VTK XML data files to which it points.The XML Multi-Block Data reader reads the VTK XML multi-block data file format. XML multi-block data files are meta-files that point to a list of serial VTK XML files. When reading in parallel, this reader will distribute sub-blocks among processors. The expected file extensions are .vtm and .vtmb.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileNameInfo (FileNameInfo)
FileName (FileName)

The list of files to be read by the reader. Each file is expected to be in the VTK XML polygonal dataset format. The standard extension is .vtp. If more than one file is specified, the reader will switch to file series mode in which it will pretend that it can support time and provide one file per time step.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.


XML Partitioned Image Data Reader

Reads the summary file and the associated VTK XML image data files. The XML Partitioned Image Data reader reads the partitioned VTK image data file format. It reads the partitioned format's summary file and then the associated VTK XML image data files. The expected file extension is .pvti. This reader also supports file series.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileNameInfo (FileNameInfo)
FileName (FileName)

The list of files to be read by the reader. Each file is expected to be in the partitioned VTK XML image data format. The standard extension is .pvti. If more than one file is specified, the reader will switch to file series mode in which it will pretend that it can support time and provide one file per time step.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.


XML Partitioned Polydata Reader

Reads the summary file and the assicoated VTK XML polydata files.The XML Partitioned Polydata reader reads the partitioned VTK polydata file format. It reads the partitioned format's summary file and then the associated VTK XML polydata files. The expected file extension is .pvtp. This reader also supports file series.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileNameInfo (FileNameInfo)
FileName (FileName)

The list of files to be read by the reader. Each file is expected to be in the partitioned VTK XML polygonal dataset format. The standard extension is .pvtp. If more than one file is specified, the reader will switch to file series mode in which it will pretend that it can support time and provide one file per time step.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.


XML Partitioned Rectilinear Grid Reader

Reads the summary file and the associated VTK XML rectilinear grid data files. The XML Partitioned Rectilinear Grid reader reads the partitioned VTK rectilinear grid file format. It reads the partitioned format's summary file and then the associated VTK XML rectilinear grid files. The expected file extension is .pvtr. This reader also supports file series.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileNameInfo (FileNameInfo)
FileName (FileName)

The list of files to be read by the reader. Each file is expected to be in the partitioned VTK XML rectilinear grid data format. The standard extension is .pvtr. If more than one file is specified, the reader will switch to file series mode in which it will pretend that it can support time and provide one file per time step.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.


XML Partitioned Structured Grid Reader

Reads the summary file and the associated VTK XML structured grid data files. The XML Partitioned Structured Grid reader reads the partitioned VTK structured grid data file format. It reads the partitioned format's summary file and then the associated VTK XML structured grid data files. The expected file extension is .pvts. This reader also supports file series.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileNameInfo (FileNameInfo)
FileName (FileName)

The list of files to be read by the reader. Each file is expected to be in the partitioned VTK XML structured grid data format. The standard extension is .pvts. If more than one file is specified, the reader will switch to file series mode in which it will pretend that it can support time and provide one file per time step.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.


XML Partitioned Unstructured Grid Reader

Reads the summary file and the associated VTK XML unstructured grid data files. The XML Partitioned Unstructured Grid reader reads the partitioned VTK unstructured grid data file format. It reads the partitioned format's summary file and then the associated VTK XML unstructured grid data files. The expected file extension is .pvtu. This reader also supports file series.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileNameInfo (FileNameInfo)
FileName (FileName)

The list of files to be read by the reader. Each file is expected to be in the partitioned VTK XML unstructured grid data format. The standard extension is .pvtu. If more than one file is specified, the reader will switch to file series mode in which it will pretend that it can support time and provide one file per time step.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.


XML PolyData Reader

Reads serial VTK XML polydata files.The XML Polydata reader reads the VTK XML polydata file format. The standard extension is .vtp. This reader also supports file series.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileNameInfo (FileNameInfo)
FileName (FileName)

The list of files to be read by the reader. Each file is expected to be in the VTK XML polygonal dataset format. The standard extension is .vtp. If more than one file is specified, the reader will switch to file series mode in which it will pretend that it can support time and provide one file per time step.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.


XML Rectilinear Grid Reader

Reads serial VTK XML rectilinear grid data files.The XML Rectilinear Grid reader reads the VTK XML rectilinear grid data file format. The standard extension is .vtr. This reader also supports file series.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileNameInfo (FileNameInfo)
FileName (FileName)

The list of files to be read by the reader. Each file is expected to be in the VTK XML rectilinear grid data format. The standard extension is .vtr. If more than one file is specified, the reader will switch to file series mode in which it will pretend that it can support time and provide one file per time step.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.


XML Structured Grid Reader

Reads serial VTK XML structured grid data files.The XML Structured Grid reader reads the VTK XML structured grid data file format. The standard extension is .vts. This reader also supports file series.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileNameInfo (FileNameInfo)
FileName (FileName)

The list of files to be read by the reader. Each file is expected to be in the VTK XML structured grid data format. The standard extension is .vts. If more than one file is specified, the reader will switch to file series mode in which it will pretend that it can support time and provide one file per time step.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.


XML UniformGrid AMR Reader

Reads a VTK XML-based data file containing a AMR datasets . This reader reads Overlapping and Non-Overlapping AMR datasets in VTK XML format. This reader reads the newer version of the format. For version 1.0 and less, use XMLHierarchicalBoxDataReader. The expected file extensions is either .vthb or .vth.


Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileNameInfo (FileNameInfo)
FileName (FileName)

The list of files to be read by the reader. Each file is expected to be in the VTK XML polygonal dataset format. The standard extension is .vtp. If more than one file is specified, the reader will switch to file series mode in which it will pretend that it can support time and provide one file per time step.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.


XML Unstructured Grid Reader

Reads serial VTK XML unstructured grid data files. The XML Unstructured Grid reader reads the VTK XML unstructured grid data file format. The standard extension is .vtu. This reader also supports file series.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileNameInfo (FileNameInfo)
FileName (FileName)

The list of files to be read by the reader. Each file is expected to be in the VTK XML unstructured grid data format. The standard extension is .vtu. If more than one file is specified, the reader will switch to file series mode in which it will pretend that it can support time and provide one file per time step.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.


XYZ Reader

Reads XYZ molecular data files into a polygonal dataset.The XYZ reader reads XYZ molecular data files. The expected file extension is .xyz. The output of this reader is a polygonal dataset.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileName (FileName)

This property specifies the file name for the XYZ reader.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

TimeStep (TimeStep)

This property specifies the timestep the XYZ reader should load.

0


proSTAR (STARCD) Reader

Reads geometry in proSTAR (STARCD) file format. ProStarReader creates an unstructured grid dataset. It reads .cel/.vrt files stored in proSTAR (STARCD) ASCII format.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileName (FileName)

Set the file name for the proSTAR (STARCD) reader.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

ScaleFactor (ScaleFactor)

Scaling factor for the points

1


spcth history reader

Reads an spcth history file where each row translates into a single time step and the columns are points, materials and properties.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions
FileName (FileName)

This property specifies the file name for the VRML reader.

The value(s) must be a filename (or filenames).

CommentCharacter (CommentCharacter)

This property lists the characters that is used as the first character on comment lines

%

Delimeter (Delimeter)

Character that is used as the delimeter.

,

TimestepValues (TimestepValues)

Available timestep values.