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

The Generic Clip filter cuts away a portion of the input data set using a plane, a sphere, a box, or a scalar value. The menu in the Clip Function portion of the interface allows the user to select which implicit function to use or whether to clip using a scalar value. Making this selection loads the appropriate user interface. For the implicit functions, the appropriate 3D widget (plane, sphere, or box) is also displayed. The use of these 3D widgets, including their user interface components, is discussed in section 7.4. If an implicit function is selected, the clip filter returns that portion of the input data set that lies inside the function. If Scalars is selected, then the user must specify a scalar array to clip according to. The clip filter will return the portions of the data set whose value in the selected Scalars array is larger than the Clip value. Regardless of the selection from the Clip Function menu, if the Inside Out option is checked, the opposite portions of the data set will be returned. This filter operates on all types of data sets, and it returns unstructured grid data on output.

Data Descriptors


Set the parameters of the clip function.


Set the input to the Generic Clip filter.


Choose which portion of the dataset should be clipped away.


If clipping with scalars, this property specifies the name of the scalar array on which to perform the clip operation.


If clipping with a scalar array, choose the clipping 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