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

This filter extracts the portion of the input dataset that lies along the specified plane. The Slice filter takes any type of dataset as input. This is a multithreaded implementation.

Data Descriptors


If enabled and input is not an Image Data, Tree hierarchy will be computed, for a faster slice computation.


If enabled and input is not an Image Data, Sphere Tree will be computed, for a faster slice computation.


If enabled, compute the normal on each cell. Since all output cells are coplanar, the normal generated is simply the normal of the plane used to slice with. By default, computing of normals is disabled.


If enabled and input is a vtkImageData, vtkStructuredGrid or vtkRectilinearGrid, output slice will consist of polygons instead of only triangles.


This property specifies the input of the slice filter.


If enabled, interpolate attribute data. By default this is enabled. Point data is always interpolated. Cell data is transferred unless input is an image data.


Set maximum slice resolution.


This parameter controls whether to merge duplicated points in the slice.


This property sets the parameters of the plane function.


If checked, uses the dual of the hyper tree grid.


This property specifies whether the ParaView’s generic dataset cutter is used instead of the specialized AMR cutter.

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