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  1. Import block names during multi-block XDMF import

    Currently grid names are not imported during XDMF import. This would be very useful in case of multi-block data, where currently generic names are assigned. See also this post:
    https://cmake.org/pipermail/paraview/2009-July/012858.html

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  2. Clipping along a polyline

    I have a turbine blade and a domain of symmetry which I want to cut into two halves along the camber line so that I can compute the average quantities in each half domain. Is there a way to clip the geometry along a poly-line such as the camber-line of the blade?

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  3. ParaViewWeb and PlotOverLine

    Generally liked to have the possibility of using all different filters of ParaView inside ParaViewWeb.
    As PlotOverLine needs multiview, it would be nice to add this functionality to the frame of ParaViewWeb too.

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  4. Create the ability to align sources (besides cone) along different axes

    It seems that most sources (cylinder etc.) only align along the Y axis. The ability to align then along a different axis would be very helpful.

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  5. Save/Load of Animation Keyframes

    I sometimes have very complicated keyframe lists (a few hundred Time-Value pairs). It would be very useful to be able to Save and Load these to some sort of simple text file that could be created/edited outside Paraview

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  6. Add GIF Animation Output Option

    It would be great if Paraview could directly output animations to the GIF format.

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  7. Change the order of sources in the pipeline

    When using Paraview to compare multiple datasets, the order in which they appear in the pipeline is the order in which they are loaded. Thus, if a dataset needs to be unloaded and replaced with another, the new dataset is placed at the end of the pipeline rather than where the dataset it replaces was. This can lead to confusion when working with multiple similar datasets, as the order of appearance in the pipeline may not correspond to the logical order of the datasets (be it because of variations in the datasets themselves or in the way that they are…

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  8. For mouse zoom, use the mouse pointer as center for the zoom

    Instead of using the center of the screen (camera view) as zoom center.
    Basically, this is the behavior of most CAD tools, and it eliminates the need to zoom and pan in two steps

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  9. Allow "copy to clipboard" data from interactive probing at mesh points

    ParaView 5 brings the long-awaited interactive probing. I noticed the tool tip data can't be copied.

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  10. Include Sets for OpenFOAM cases

    paraFoam (the OpenFOAM extension to Paraview) has a function to 'Include Sets/Zones' to show mesh sets from snappyHexMesh. Paraview is superb as a standalone tool. However, it lacks this one function.

    Currently when using Paraview without the paraFoam module, for example on Windows, I cannot view mesh sets. It would be a greatly appreciated addition.

    Thanks!

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  11. Create a conda binary distribution

    This will make easy to install paraview in any platform with a single command line:

    $conda install paraview

    See Building packages at Conda documentation.

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  12. Add opacity shortcut or button

    It could work in +/- 1/4 steps or cycle though 1/3, 2/3 and 1 opacity value.

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  13. Add/Delete Contour label/Lines

    Please provide option to add/delete contour lines and to add/delete contour labels (maybe using buttons)

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  15. Create the ability to change the type of line (e.g. dashed for negative) when creating contour lines

    I'm trying to create contour plots for fields that range from negative to positive values, but I'm unable to easily change the negative one to dashed lines so they can easily be identified.

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  16. Oculus Rift support in ParaView

    At this moment we really struggle to get ParaView made visualizations into Oculus Rift environment. We are testing export of the scene with Unity 3D and Unreal engine and it is a lot of work to replicate the scene. Not mentioning that exported scene is static, have no options for turning layers/objects on/off and all the interactions/tools. When ParaView already has 3D --stereo mode dupport allowing a lot of --stereo-type like "Checkerboard" etc. It would be great to have "Oculus" as option there.

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  17. Fix the MAC dmg creation process

    In an attempt to deploy the ParaView DMG using Munki, I ran into the issue that the DMG is storing paraview.app with 700 permissions. This causes the installation via Munki to fail.

    As a workaround, I converted the DMG to read-write, mounted it, ran:

    chmod -R go+rX paraview.app
    mv paraview.app ParaView.app

    I also had to add the version information to the CFBundleShortVersionString variable inside of the Info.plist.

    I then converted it back to a read-only DMG. This then allows the installation via Munki to complete successfully.

    I would like to eventually automate downloading updates of your DMG through Autopkg, but…

    3 votes
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  18. Add interpolator type (cell locator) to stream tracer with custom source

    Stream lines often break with point locator (default) of stream tracer with unstructured vtu data. One solution is to choose cell locator instead of point locator. But "stream tracer with custom source", which includes all flexibility to choose source points, does not have these options to choose.

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  19. Add PYTHONPATH for Tools/Python shell in Edit/Settings

    Paraview python shell is difficult to use with Anaconda distributions in Linux. The shell don't see the PYTHONPATH to Anaconda or other secondary python distributions not in /usr/lib... That makes difficult to use external python modules

    $ export PYTHONPATH = /mypath works with pvpython but not in the python shell in Tools/Python shell

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