paraview.simple.Axes(*input, **params)

The Axes source can be used to add a representation of the coordinate system axes to the 3D scene. The X axis will be drawn as a blue line, the Y axis as a green line, and the Z axis as a red line. The axes can be drawn either as three lines drawn in the positive direction from the origin or as three lines crossing at the origin (drawn in both the positive and negative directions). The output of the Axes source is polygonal data. This polygonal data has a scalar per line so that the lines can be colored. It also has normals defined.

Data Descriptors


The values of this property set the X, Y, and Z coordinates of the origin of the axes.


By default the axes lines have a length of 1 (or 1 in each direction, for a total length of 2, if value of the Symmetric property is 1). Increasing or decreasing the value of this property will make the axes larger or smaller, respectively.


When this property is set to 1, the axes extend along each of the positive and negative directions for a distance equal to the value of the Scale Factor property. When set to 0, the axes extend only in the positive direction.

Data Descriptors inherited from Proxy


dictionary for instance variables (if defined)


list of weak references to the object (if defined)


Initialize = aInitialize(self, connection=None, update=True)

Methods inherited from SourceProxy


Called when the filename of a source proxy is changed.


Returns the associated cell data information.

GetDataInformation(self, idx=None)

This method returns a DataInformation wrapper around a vtkPVDataInformation


Returns the associated cell data information.


Returns the associated point data information.

UpdatePipeline(self, time=None)

This method updates the server-side VTK pipeline and the associated data information. Make sure to update a source to validate the output meta-data.


This method updates the meta-data of the server-side VTK pipeline and the associated information properties

__getitem__(self, idx)

Given a slice, int or string, returns the corresponding output port

Methods inherited from Proxy

GetProperty(self, name)

Given a property name, returns the property object.

GetPropertyValue(self, name)

Returns a scalar for properties with 1 elements, the property itself for vectors.

InitializeFromProxy(self, aProxy, update=True)

Constructor. Assigns proxy to self.SMProxy, updates the server object as well as register the proxy in _pyproxies dictionary.


Returns a list of all property names on this proxy.

SetPropertyWithName(self, pname, arg)

Generic method for setting the value of a property.


Destructor. Cleans up all observers as well as remove the proxy from the _pyproxies dictionary

__eq__(self, other)

Returns true if the underlying SMProxies are the same.

__getattr__(self, name)

With the exception of a few overloaded methods, returns the SMProxy method


Return hash(self).

__init__(self, **args)

Default constructor. It can be used to initialize properties by passing keyword arguments where the key is the name of the property. In addition registrationGroup and registrationName (optional) can be specified (as keyword arguments) to automatically register the proxy with the proxy manager.


Creates an iterator for the properties.

__ne__(self, other)

Returns false if the underlying SMProxies are the same.

__setattr__(self, name, value)

Implement setattr(self, name, value).

add_attribute(self, name, value)

For the full list of servermanager proxies, please refer to Available readers, sources, writers, filters and animation cues