paraview.simple.ContourGenericDataset(*input, **params)
The Generic

Contour filter computes isolines or isosurfaces using a selected point-centered scalar array. The available scalar arrays are listed in the Scalars menu. The scalar range of the selected array will be displayed. The interface for adding contour values is very similar to the one for selecting cut offsets (in the Cut filter). To add a single contour value, select the value from the New Value slider in the Add value portion of the interface and click the Add button, or press Enter. To instead add several evenly spaced contours, use the controls in the Generate range of values section. Select the number of contour values to generate using the Number of Values slider. The Range slider controls the interval in which to generate the contour values. Once the number of values and range have been selected, click the Generate button. The new values will be added to the Contour Values list. To delete a value from the Contour Values list, select the value and click the Delete button. (If no value is selected, the last value in the list will be removed.) Clicking the Delete All button removes all the values in the list. If no values are in the Contour Values list when Accept is pressed, the current value of the New Value slider will be used. In addition to selecting contour values, you can also select additional computations to perform. If any of Compute Normals, Compute Gradients, or Compute Scalars is selected, the appropriate computation will be performed, and a corresponding point-centered array will be added to the output. The Generic Contour filter operates on a generic data set, but the input is required to have at least one point-centered scalar (single-component) array. The output of this filter is polygonal.

Data Descriptors


Select whether to compute gradients.


Select whether to compute normals.


Select whether to compute scalars.


This property specifies the name of the scalar array from which the contour filter will compute isolines and/or isosurfaces.


Set the input to the Generic Contour filter.


This property specifies the values at which to compute isosurfaces/isolines and also the number of such values.


This property specifies an incremental point locator for merging duplicate / coincident points.

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