[Paraview] Stream tracer can't penetrate VTK_CONVEX_POINT_SET cells?

Berk Geveci berk.geveci at kitware.com
Fri Oct 19 10:12:30 EDT 2007

This is expected I am afraid. Convex point set is not a fully featured
polyhedra. Until we have support for polyhedron, you have to tetrahedralize.


On 10/19/07, OSHIMA Takuya <oshima at eng.niigata-u.ac.jp> wrote:
> Hi,
> With the latest CVS of ParaView 3.3, I'm working on a dataset which is
> a composition of VTK_HEXAHEDRON and VTK_CONVEX_POINT_SET cells created
> by a reader. It generally works fine but I noticed Stream Tracer can't
> "penetrate" VTK_CONVEX_POINT_SET cells. However after I tetrahedralize
> the dataset Stream Tracer works fine.
> The problem can also be reproduced with the modified EnSight reader
> and a sample test case Yvan Fournier posted on Oct. 15
> (http://public.kitware.com/pipermail/paraview/2007-October/006048.html).
> Is this a feature, or is there an oversight, e. g. is there any
> correct way of ordering vertices for a VTK_CONVEX_POINT_SET cell?
> Thanks,
> Takuya Oshima
> P.S. Thanks so much for a fast fix for Python shell related crash I
> reported a while ago!
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