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

Data Descriptors


This filter computes the normals at the points in the data set. In the process of doing this it computes polygon normals too. If you want these normals to be passed to the output of this filter, set the value of this property to 1.


The value of this property controls whether consistent polygon ordering is enforced. Generally the normals for a data set should either all point inward or all point outward. If the value of this property is 1, then this filter will reorder the points of cells that whose normal vectors are oriented the opposite direction from the rest of those in the data set.


The value of this property defines a feature edge. If the surface normal between two adjacent triangles is at least as large as this Feature Angle, a feature edge exists. If Splitting is on, points are duplicated along these feature edges. (See the Splitting property.)


If the value of this property is 1, this filter will reverse the normal direction (and reorder the points accordingly) for all polygons in the data set; this changes front-facing polygons to back-facing ones, and vice versa. You might want to do this if your viewing position will be inside the data set instead of outside of it.


This property specifies the input to the Normals Generation filter.


Turn on/off traversal across non-manifold edges. Not traversing non-manifold edges will prevent problems where the consistency of polygonal ordering is corrupted due to topological loops.


Turn this option to to produce the same results regardless of the number of processors used (i.e., avoid seams along processor boundaries). Turn this off if you do want to process ghost levels and do not mind seams.


This property controls the splitting of sharp edges. If sharp edges are split (property value = 1), then points are duplicated along these edges, and separate normals are computed for both sets of points to give crisp (rendered) surface definition.

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