[Paraview] Announcing ParaView 3.2 beta

Utkarsh Ayachit utkarsh.ayachit at kitware.com
Wed Oct 24 14:48:31 EDT 2007

Hi Folks,

Kitware, Sandia National Laboratories and CSimSoft are proud to
announce the release of ParaView 3.2 beta. You can download it from
http://paraview.org/HTML/Download.html. This is our first candidate
for the 3.2 release. We hope to release 3.2 in 2 weeks.

You can find release notes from previous alpha releases here:
http://paraview.org/Wiki/ParaView_III_snapshots and some more
information about ParaView 3 here:

This release includes the following enhancements/fixes:

* New animation view for viewing, creating, modifying animations. This 
is improved version of the ParaView 2.6 animation tracks. We have made 
it more intuitive and easier to use.
* The "Element Inspector" has been replaced by brand new "Spreadsheet" 
view which makes it possible to view the raw data produced by any 
* Filters with multiple outputs and inputs are now supported. This 
opened doors for several new filter such as glyph with custom source, 
stream tracer with custom point source etc.
* There are several improvements to charts including support for vector 
data in line charts (magnitude or component), support for labels, titles 
and legends, custom chart axes end points.
* Selection support has undergone a major overhaul. It is now possible 
to select cells (or points) on surface of geometry or within a view 
frustum by simply dragging on the 3D view. The properties of the 
selection can be inspected/changed using the brand new "Selection 
Inspector" accessible through the "View" menu. "Extract Selection" 
filter can be used to extract the selected cells or points. Labels can 
be used to label the selected cells or points.
* Support for eXtensible Data model and Format (XDMF) files is back and 
improved to support composite datasets, quadratic elements, mixed 
topologies. It is now possible to change domain and grid selections as well.
* We are working on making ParaView totally at ease with composite data 
sets. As a part of the process histogram (and soon probe) filters now 
work with composite datasets. The python client can fetch composite 
datasets as well as perform operations such as min/max/sum on these dataset.
* A new python module is introduced which makes dealing with proxies 
convenient. A separate document is available describing these python 
* This version has many GUI usability improvements including but 
definitely not limited to:
   - view based and application settings.
   - using mouse clicks for picking center of rotation, point widget 
* We are constantly trying to make the documentation better. The online 
help has been extended to include the new functionality added since 3.0.

Have fun.

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