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

Given an input that changes over time and a point/cell array, the Critical Time filter generates a new point/cell array containing time step values. These values correspond to the time at which a specified threshold criterion has been met for the selected input array, at each point/cell respectively. The name of this array is the same of the selected array with ‘_critical_time’ appended at the end. Other point/cell arrays are discarded. This filter processes all available time steps. If the criterion is never met for a given point/cell, a NaN value is assigned. The output of this filter is not temporal.

Data Descriptors


This property specifies how multi-component arrays are handled. ‘Selected’ will use the ‘Selected Component’ property. ‘All’ will pass if all components satisfy the threshold criterion. ‘Any’ will pass if any component satisfies the threshold criterion.


Set the input to the **Critical Time** filter.


This value specifies the lower threshold.


The value of this property contains the name of the array from which to generate the critical time values.


This property specifies which component of the array needs to satisfy the threshold criterion.


This property indicates the threshold criterion used to generate the critical time values.


This value specifies the upper threshold.

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