paraview.simple.QuadricClustering(*input, **params)
The Quadric

Clustering filter produces a reduced-resolution polygonal approximation of the input polygonal dataset. This filter is the one used by ParaView for computing LODs. It uses spatial binning to reduce the number of points in the data set; points that lie within the same spatial bin are collapsed into one representative point.

Data Descriptors


If this property is set to 1, the cell data from the input will be copied to the output.


This property specifies the input to the Quadric Clustering filter.


This property specifies the number of bins along the X, Y, and Z axes of the data set.


If this property is set to 1, feature edge quadrics will be used to maintain the boundary edges along processor divisions.


If this property is set to 1, feature point quadrics will be used to maintain the boundary points along processor divisions.


If the value of this property is set to 1, the representative point for each bin is selected from one of the input points that lies in that bin; the input point that produces the least error is chosen. If the value of this property is 0, the location of the representative point is calculated to produce the least error possible for that bin, but the point will most likely not be one of the input points.


If this property is set to 1, triangles completely contained in a spatial bin will be included in the computation of the bin’s quadrics. When this property is set to 0, the filters operates faster, but the resulting surface may not be as well-behaved.

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