paraview.simple.HierarchicalFractal(*input, **params)
The Hierarchical Fractal

source is a collection of uniform grids. All have the same dimensions. Each block has a different origin and spacing. This source uses the Mandelbrot source to create cell data. The fractal array is scaled to look like a volume fraction.

Data Descriptors


If this property is set to 0, all the blocks will be the same size. If it is set to 1, an asymmetric dataset will be created: some blocks will have an X dimension that is larger by 2 units.


This property specifies the X, Y, Z cell dimensions of a block.


The value of this property will be mapped to 0.5 for use as a volume fraction.


This property specifies whether ghost levels should be generated at processor boundaries.


This property specifies how many levels of refinement should be included in this hierarchical dataset.


If this property is set to 1, the hierarchical dataset will contain rectilinear grids; otherwise it will contain uniform grids.


This property specifies the timestep to use for this dataset.


If this property is set to 1, the generated dataset will be 2D; otherwise it will be 3D.

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