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

This reader reads Overlapping and Non-Overlapping AMR datasets in VTK XML format. This reader reads the newer version of the format. For version 1.0 and less, use XMLHierarchicalBoxDataReader. The expected file extensions is either .vthb or .vth.

Data Descriptors


This property lists which cell-centered arrays to read.


This reader supports demand-driven heavy data reading i.e. downstream pipeline can request specific blocks from the AMR using vtkCompositeDataPipeline::UPDATE_COMPOSITE_INDICES() key in RequestUpdateExtent() pass. However, when down-stream doesn’t provide any specific keys, the default behavior can be setup to read at-most N levels by default. The number of levels read can be set using this method. Set this to 0 to imply no limit. Default is 1.


The list of files to be read by the reader. Each file is expected to be in the VTK XML polygonal dataset format. The standard extension is .vtp. If more than one file is specified, the reader will switch to file series mode in which it will pretend that it can support time and provide one file per time step.


This property lists which point-centered arrays to read.


This property sets which field data to use as time arrays to read. If set to Default, time steps are incremented integer values starting at zero.


Available timestep values.

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