paraview.simple.Clip(*input, **params)
The Clip filter

cuts away a portion of the input data set using an implicit function (an implicit description). This filter operates on all types of data sets, and it returns unstructured grid data on output.

Data Descriptors


This property specifies the parameters of the clip function (an implicit description) used to clip the dataset.


This parameter controls whether to extract entire cells in the given region or clip those cells so all of the output will stay only on that side of region.


If this property is set to 1 it will clip to the exact specifications for the **Box** option only, otherwise the clip will only approximate the box geometry. The exact clip is very expensive as it requires generating 6 plane clips. Additionally, **Invert** must be checked and **Crinkle clip** must be unchecked.


This property specifies the parameters of the clip function (an implicit description) used to clip the hyper tree grid.


This property specifies the dataset on which the Clip filter will operate.


Invert which part of the geometry is clipped.


If clipping with scalars, this property specifies the name of the scalar array on which to perform the clip operation.


If UseValueAsOffset is true, Value is used as an offset parameter to the implicit function. Otherwise, Value is used only when clipping using a scalar array.


If clipping with scalars, this property sets the scalar value about which to clip the dataset based on the scalar array chosen. (See SelectInputScalars.) If clipping with a clip function, this property specifies an offset from the clip function to use in the clipping operation. Neither functionality is currently available in ParaView’s user interface.

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