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

Generate cells of the specified type. If a 1D cell type is chosen then only the first value of BlocksDimension is used. If a 2D cell type is chosen then only the first and second value of BlocksDimension is used. A cell block may be divided into multiple cells (e.g. 6 pyramids will be in a cell block).

Note that not all meshes generated for Lagrange cells (particularly tetrahedra) will be conformal; their boundaries will not meet exactly at block boundaries.

Data Descriptors


When true, some quadratic Lagrange cell types will have additional nodes. Specifically, triangles will have 7 points instead of 6; tetrahedra will have 15 points instead of 10; and wedges will have 21 points instead of 18. These additional points increase the number of polynomial terms in each element so that the shape functions can span a larger space of polynomial functions.


Sets the number of blocks of cells in each direction. A cell block may be divided into multiple cells (e.g. there will be 6 pyramid cells in a cell block). If a 1D cell type is chosen only the first blocks dimension will be used. If a 2D cell type is chosen the first and second blocks dimensions will be used.


This property specifies the interpolation order for Lagrange cell types.


This property specifies the type of cells to generate.


This property specifies the precision of point locations and fields.


This property specifies the order for the “Polynomial” point data field.

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