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

Fast Uniform Grid source can be used to create a uniform grid with scalar values derived from relatively light computations. The active scalar array is named “X”, and is set to the X coordinate for each pixel. There are two additional point data sets. The data array named “DistanceSquared” is computed as the squared distance from each pixel to the origin. The data array named “Swirl” is a vector field computed as (Y,Z,X) at each pixel.

Data Descriptors


The desired bytes per piece when the volume is split for SMP execution. When SMP is enabled, this is used to subdivide the volume into pieces. Smaller pieces allow for better dynamic load balancing, but increase the total overhead.


Enable/disable SMP for threading.


Enable/disable DistanceSquared point data scalar array.


Enable/disable Swirl point data vector array.


The six values in the property indicate the X, Y, and Z extent of the output data. The first two numbers are the minimum and maximum X extent; the next two are the minimum and maximum Y extent; and the final two are the minimum and maximum Z extent. The numbers are inclusive, so values of -10, 10, -10, 10, =10, 10 indicate that the dimensions of the output will be 21 x 21 x 21.

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