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

Source that creates an elliptical arc defined by a normal, a center, a major radius vector (the direction in which the ellipse is longest), and a ratio defined as the minor radius over the major radius. A starting angle and segment angle control the starting and ending points on the ellipse perimeter, enabling creation of only a section of the ellipse. The number of segments in the polyline is controlled by setting the object resolution.

Data Descriptors


The center of the ellipse.


When on, closes the elliptical arc by adding a line segment between the last point and the first point.


The origin of polar angle and the major radius size.


The normal of the plane containing the ellipse.


Ratio of the ellipse defined as minor radius / major radius. Valid values are in the range [0.001, 1.0].


Number of line segments in the polyline defining the ellipse edge.


The angular sector occupied by the arc, measured in degrees from the **Start Angle**.


The angle (in degrees) where the ellipse begins relative to the **Major Radius Vector**.

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