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

WindBlade/Firetec is a simulation dealing with the effects of wind on wind turbines or on the spread of fires. It produces three outputs - a StructuredGrid for the wind data fields, a StructuredGrid for the ground topology, and a PolyData for turning turbine blades. The input file (.wind) opened by the WindBlade reader is an ASCII description of the data files expected. Data is accumulated by the simulation processor and is written one file per time step. WindBlade can deal with topology if a flag is turned on and expects (x,y) data for the ground. It also can deal with turning wind turbines from other time step data files which gives polygon positions of segments of the blades and data for each segment. This is a distributed reader.

Data Descriptors


ASCII .wind file describes locations of data files, grid sizes and variable deltas, time step sizes, whether topology is used, whether turbines are used, and type and order of data written to the files.


Variables written to the data files are described in the .wind file and are presented for selection. Only selected variables are loaded for a time step.


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