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

Generic Cut filter extracts the portion of the input data set that lies along the specified plane or sphere. From the Cut Function menu, you can select whether cutting will be performed with a plane or a sphere. The appropriate 3D widget (plane widget or sphere widget) will be displayed. The parameters of the cut function can be specified interactively using the 3D widget or manually using the traditional user interface controls. Instructions for using these 3D widgets and their corresponding user interfaces are found in section 7.4. By default, the cut lies on the specified plane or sphere. Using the Cut Offset Values portion of the interface, it is also possible to cut the data set at some offset from the original cut function. The Cut Offset Values are in the spatial units of the data set. To add a single offset, 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 offsets, use the controls in the Generate range of values section. Select the number of offsets to generate using the Number of Values slider. The Range slider controls the interval in which to generate the offsets. Once the number of values and range have been selected, click the Generate button. The new offsets will be added to the Offset Values list. To delete a value from the Cut Offset 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. The Generic Cut filter takes a generic dataset as input. Use the Input menu to choose a data set to cut. The output of this filter is polygonal data.

Data Descriptors


Set the parameters to the implicit function used for cutting.


Set the input to the Generic Cut filter.


The values in this property specify a list of current offset values. This can be used to create multiple slices with different centers. Each entry represents a new slice with its center shifted by the offset value.

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