ParaView/Users Guide/List of writers

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AnimationSceneImageWriter

Internal writer to used paraview uses when it disconnects the GUI.

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

The magnification factor to use for the saved animation.

1

FileName (FileName)

The name of the file to save the animation into.

FrameRate (FrameRate)

Get/Set the frame rate to use for saving the animation. This frame rate is the frame rate that gets saved in the movie file generated, if applicable. If does not affect the FrameRate set on the animation scene at all. In other words, this is the playback frame rate and not the animation generation frame rate.

0

PlaybackTimeWindow (PlaybackTimeWindow)

Time range to write

-1 1

Compression (Compression)

Turns on(the default) or off compression for FFMEG (AVI on Linux and Mac) backend.

1

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

StartFileCount (StartFileCount)

0


CSVWriter

Writer to write CSV filesWriter to write CSV files from table. In parallel, it delivers the table to the root node and then saves the CSV. For composite datasets, it saves multiple csv files.

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

The input filter/source whose output dataset is to written to the file.

Accepts input of following types:

  • vtkTable
FileName (FileName)

The name of the file to be written.

WriteAllTimeSteps (WriteAllTimeSteps)

When WriteAllTimeSteps is turned ON, the writer is executed once for each time step available from the reader.

0

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

DataSetCSVWriter

Writer to write CSV filesWriter to write CSV files from any dataset. Set FieldAssociation to choose whether cell data/point data needs to be saved. In parallel, it delivers the table to the root node and then saves the CSV. For composite datasets, it saves multiple csv files.

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

The input filter/source whose output dataset is to written to the file.

Accepts input of following types:

  • vtkDataSet
FileName (FileName)

The name of the file to be written.

WriteAllTimeSteps (WriteAllTimeSteps)

When WriteAllTimeSteps is turned ON, the writer is executed once for each timestep available from the reader.

0

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

DataSetWriter

Write any type of data object in a legacy vtk data file. Writer to write any type of data object in a legacy vtk data file. Cannot be used for parallel writing.

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

The input filter/source whose output dataset is to written to the file.

Accepts input of following types:

  • vtkDataObject

EnSightWriter

Write unstructured grid data as an EnSight file. Writer to write unstructured grid data as an EnSight file. Binary files written on one system may not be readable on other systems. Be sure to specify the endian-ness of the file when reading it into EnSight.

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

The input filter/source whose output dataset is to written to the file.

Accepts input of following types:

  • vtkUnstructuredGrid

ExodusIIWriter

Write Exodus II files.Writer to write Exodus II files. Refere to http://endo.sandia.gov/SEACAS/ for more information about the Exodus II format.

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

The input filter/source whose output dataset is to written to the file.

Accepts input of following types:

  • vtkCompositeDataSet
  • vtkDataSet
WriteAllTimeSteps (WriteAllTimeSteps)

When WriteAllTimeSteps is turned ON, the writer is executed once for each time step available from the reader.

0

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

JPEGWriter

Write image data as a JPEG file. Writer to write image data as a JPEG file. It supports 1 to 3 component data of unsigned char or unsigned short. This Writer can also generate a stack of images when the FileName is in the form of /path/file_%03d.jpg and that the input data is a 3D image data.


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

The input filter/source whose output dataset is to written to the file.

Accepts input of following types:

  • vtkImageData
FileName (FileName)

The name of the file to be written.


JSONImageWriter

Write image data as a JSON file.

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

The input filter/source whose output dataset is to written to the file.

Accepts input of following types:

  • vtkImageData
FileName (FileName)

The name of the file to be written.

ArrayName (ArrayName)

The name of the field to export. If Empty all fields will be saved.

Slice (Slice)

Write only one slice if slice >= 0

-1


MetaImageWriter

Write a binary UNC meta image data.Writer to write a binary UNC meta image data. This is a fairly simple yet powerful format consisting of a text header and a binary data section. MetaImage headers are expected to have extension: ".mha" or ".mhd"

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

The input filter/source whose output dataset is to written to the file.

Accepts input of following types:

  • vtkImageData
FileName (FileName)

The name of the file to be written.


PDataSetWriter

Writer that writes polydata as legacy vtk files. Writer to write any type of data object in a legacy vtk data file. This version is used when running in parallel. It gathers data to first node and saves one file.

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

The input filter/source whose output dataset is to written to the file.

Accepts input of following types:

  • vtkDataObject
FileName (FileName)

The name of the file to be written.

WriteAllTimeSteps (WriteAllTimeSteps)

When WriteAllTimeSteps is turned ON, the writer is executed once for each timestep available from the reader.

0

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

PNGWriter

Write image data as a PNG file.Writer to write image data as a PNG file. It supports 1 to 4 component data of unsigned char or unsigned short. This Writer can also generate a stack of images when the FileName is in the form of /path/file_%03d.png and that the input data is a 3D image data.


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

The input filter/source whose output dataset is to written to the file.

Accepts input of following types:

  • vtkImageData
FileName (FileName)

The name of the file to be written.


PPLYWriter

Write polygonal data in Stanford University PLY format. Writer to write polygonal data in Stanford University PLY format. The data can be written in either binary (little or big endian) or ASCII representation. As for PointData and CellData, vtkPLYWriter cannot handle normals or vectors. It only handles RGB PointData and CellData. This version is used when running in parallel. It gathers data to first node and saves one file.

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

The input filter/source whose output dataset is to written to the file.

Accepts input of following types:

  • vtkPolyData
FileName (FileName)

The name of the file to be written.


PSTLWriter

Write stereo lithography files.STLWriter writes stereo lithography (.stl) files in either ASCII or binary form. Stereo lithography files only contain triangles. If polygons with more than 3 vertices are present, only the first 3 vertices are written. Use TriangleFilter to convert polygons to triangles. This version of the reader is used when running in parallel. It gathers all the geometry to first node and saves 1 file.

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

The input filter/source whose output dataset is to written to the file.

Accepts input of following types:

  • vtkPolyData
FileName (FileName)

The name of the file to be written.

WriteAllTimeSteps (WriteAllTimeSteps)

When WriteAllTimeSteps is turned ON, the writer is executed once for each timestep available from the reader.

0

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

TIFFWriter

Write image data as a TIFF file.Writer to write image data as a TIFF file.


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

The input filter/source whose output dataset is to be written to the file.

Accepts input of following types:

  • vtkImageData
FileName (FileName)

The name of the file to be written.


XMLDataSetWriterBase

Base for all XML-based file-series writers.

Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions


XMLHierarchicalBoxDataWriter

(DEPRECATED) Write a hierarchical box dataset in a xml-based vtk data file. (DEPRECATED) Writer to write a hierarchical box in a xml-based vtk data file. Can be used for parallel writing as well as serial writing. This is deprecated. Use XMLUniformGridAMRWriter instead.


Property Description Default Value(s) Restrictions


XMLHyperOctreeWriter

Write unstructured grid in a xml-based vtk data file. Writer to write unstructured grid in a xml-based vtk data file. Cannot be used for parallel writing.

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

The input filter/source whose output dataset is to written to the file.

Accepts input of following types:

  • vtkHyperOctree

XMLImageDataWriter

Write image data in a xml-based vtk data file. Writer to write image data in a xml-based vtk data file. Cannot be used for parallel writing.

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

The input filter/source whose output dataset is to written to the file.

Accepts input of following types:

  • vtkImageData

XMLMultiBlockDataWriter

Write a multiblock in a xml-based vtk data file. Writer to write a multiblock dataset in a xml-based vtk data file. Can be used for parallel writing as well as serial writing.

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

The input filter/source whose output dataset is to written to the file.

Accepts input of following types:

  • vtkMultiBlockDataSet

XMLPImageDataWriter

Write image data in a xml-based vtk data file. Writer to write image data in a xml-based vtk data file. Can be used for parallel writing.

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

The input filter/source whose output dataset is to written to the file.

Accepts input of following types:

  • vtkImageData

XMLPPolyDataWriter

Write polydata in a xml-based vtk data file. Writer to write polydata in a xml-based vtk data file. Can be used for parallel writing.

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

The input filter/source whose output dataset is to written to the file.

Accepts input of following types:

  • vtkPolyData

XMLPRectilinearGridWriter

Write rectilinear grid in a xml-based vtk data file. Writer to write rectilinear grid in a xml-based vtk data file. Can be used for parallel writing.

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

The input filter/source whose output dataset is to written to the file.

Accepts input of following types:

  • vtkRectilinearGrid

XMLPStructuredGridWriter

Write structured grid in a xml-based vtk data file. Writer to write structured grid in a xml-based vtk data file. Can be used for parallel writing.

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

The input filter/source whose output dataset is to written to the file.

Accepts input of following types:

  • vtkStructuredGrid

XMLPUnstructuredGridWriter

Write unstructured grid in a xml-based vtk data file. Writer to write unstructured grid in a xml-based vtk data file. Can be used for parallel writing.

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

The input filter/source whose output dataset is to written to the file.

Accepts input of following types:

  • vtkUnstructuredGrid

XMLPVAnimationWriter

Internal writer proxy used when saving animation geometry to save all parts of the current source to the file with pieces spread across the server processes.

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

The input filter/source whose output dataset is to written to the file.

FileName (FileName)

Name of the file to write.

WriteTime (WriteTime)

Write each time step in the animation

0.0

ErrorCode (ErrorCode)


XMLPVDWriter

Write ParaView data files (pvd).Writer to write ParaView data files (pvd). It is used to save all pieces of a source/filter to a file with pieces spread across the server processes.

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

The input filter/source whose output dataset is to written to the files.

Accepts input of following types:

  • vtkDataSet
HeaderType (HeaderType)

Set the binary data header word type. The default is UInt32. Set to UInt64 when storing arrays requiring 64-bit indexing.

64

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

  • UInt32 (32)
  • UInt64 (64)
DataMode (DataMode)

The mode uses for writing the file's data i.e. ascii, binary, appended binary.

2

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

  • Ascii (0)
  • Binary (1)
  • Appended (2)
EncodeAppendedData (EncodeAppendedData)

When EncodeAppendedData is turned ON, the writer uses base64 encoding when writing binary data (only if appended mode is selected).

0

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

CompressorType (CompressorType)

The compression algorithm used to compress binary data (appended mode only).

0

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

  • None (0)
  • ZLib (1)

XMLPolyDataWriter

Write poly data in a xml-based vtk data file. Writer to write poly data in a xml-based vtk data file. Cannot be used for parallel writing.

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

The input filter/source whose output dataset is to written to the file.

Accepts input of following types:

  • vtkPolyData

XMLRectilinearGridWriter

Write rectilinear grid in a xml-based vtk data file. Writer to write rectilinear grid in a xml-based vtk data file. Cannot be used for parallel writing.

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

The input filter/source whose output dataset is to written to the file.

Accepts input of following types:

  • vtkRectilinearGrid

XMLStructuredGridWriter

Write structured grid in a xml-based vtk data file. Writer to write structured grid in a xml-based vtk data file. Cannot be used for parallel writing.

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

The input filter/source whose output dataset is to written to the file.

Accepts input of following types:

  • vtkStructuredGrid

XMLUniformGridAMRWriter

Write a amr dataset in a xml-based vtk data file. Writer to write an AMR data-set (overlapping/non-overlapping) in a xml-based vtk data file. Can be used for parallel writing as well as serial writing.

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

The input filter/source whose output dataset is to written to the file.

Accepts input of following types:

  • vtkUniformGridAMR

XMLUnstructuredGridWriter

Write unstructured grid in a xml-based vtk data file. Writer to write unstructured grid in a xml-based vtk data file. Cannot be used for parallel writing.

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

The input filter/source whose output dataset is to written to the file.

Accepts input of following types:

  • vtkUnstructuredGrid

XdmfWriter

Write data in Xdmf files.Writer to write data in eXtensible Data Model and Format *(XDMF) files.

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

The input filter/source whose output dataset is to written to the file.

Accepts input of following types:

  • vtkDataSet
FileName (FileName)

The name of the file to be written.

WriteAllTimeSteps (WriteAllTimeSteps)

When WriteAllTimeSteps is turned ON, the writer is executed once for each timestep available from the reader.

0

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).

MeshStaticOverTime (MeshStaticOverTime)

When MeshStaticOverTime is turned ON, only the mesh topology and geometry at the first time step will be written in the heavy data file. All time steps will reference them in the Xdmf file.

0

Accepts boolean values (0 or 1).