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

is a filter that injects input points into a structured points (volume) dataset. As each point is injected, it “splats” or distributes values to nearby voxels. Data is distributed using an elliptical, Gaussian distribution function. The distribution function is modified using scalar values (expands distribution) or normals (creates ellipsoidal distribution rather than spherical). Warning: results may be incorrect in parallel as points can’t splat into other processor’s cells.

Data Descriptors


Control the shape of elliptical splatting. Eccentricity is the ratio of the major axis (aligned along normal) to the minor (axes) aligned along other two axes. So Eccentricity gt 1 creates needles with the long axis in the direction of the normal; Eccentricity lt 1 creates pancakes perpendicular to the normal vector.


Turn on/off the generation of elliptical splats. If normal warping is on, then the input normals affect the distribution of the splat. This boolean is used in combination with the Eccentricity ivar.


Set the Null value for output points not receiving a contribution from the input points. (This is the initial value of the voxel samples.)


Set / get the (xmin,xmax, ymin,ymax, zmin,zmax) bounding box in which the sampling is performed. If any of the (min,max) bounds values are min >= max, then the bounds will be computed automatically from the input data. Otherwise, the user-specified bounds will be used.


Specify the cap value to use. (This instance variable only has effect if the ivar Capping is on.)


Turn on/off the capping of the outer boundary of the volume to a specified cap value. This can be used to close surfaces (after isosurfacing) and create other effects.


Set / get the sharpness of decay of the splats. This is the exponent constant in the Gaussian equation. Normally this is a negative value.


Set / get the radius of propagation of the splat. This value is expressed as a percentage of the length of the longest side of the sampling volume. Smaller numbers greatly reduce execution time.


This property specifies the input to the filter.


Choose a scalar array to splat into the output cells. If ignore arrays is chosen, point density will be counted instead.


Set / get the dimensions of the sampling structured point set. Higher values produce better results but are much slower.


Multiply Gaussian splat distribution by this value. If ScalarWarping is on, then the Scalar value will be multiplied by the ScaleFactor times the Gaussian function.


Turn on/off the scaling of splats by scalar value.


Specify the scalar accumulation mode. This mode expresses how scalar values are combined when splats are overlapped. The Max mode acts like a set union operation and is the most commonly used; the Min mode acts like a set intersection, and the sum is just weird.

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