paraview.simple.LinearExtrusion(*input, **params)
The Linear

Extrusion filter creates a swept surface by translating the input dataset along a specified vector. This filter is intended to operate on 2D polygonal data. This filter operates on polygonal data and produces polygonal data output.

Data Descriptors


The value of this property indicates whether to cap the ends of the swept surface. Capping works by placing a copy of the input dataset on either end of the swept surface, so it behaves properly if the input is a 2D surface composed of filled polygons. If the input dataset is a closed solid (e.g., a sphere), then if capping is on (i.e., this property is set to 1), two copies of the data set will be displayed on output (the second translated from the first one along the specified vector). If instead capping is off (i.e., this property is set to 0), then an input closed solid will produce no output.


This property specifies the input to the Linear Extrusion filter.


The value of this property determines whether the output will be the same regardless of the number of processors used to compute the result. The difference is whether there are internal polygonal faces on the processor boundaries. A value of 1 will keep the results the same; a value of 0 will allow internal faces on processor boundaries.


The value of this property determines the distance along the vector the dataset will be translated. (A scale factor of 0.5 will move the dataset half the length of the vector, and a scale factor of 2 will move it twice the vector’s length.)


The value of this property indicates the X, Y, and Z components of the vector along which to sweep the input dataset.

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