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  1. 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…

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  5. Be able to use datetime object in python annotation filter

    In the python annotation filter, the time dimension is available from following variables: 't_steps', 'time_steps', 'time_range', 't_index', 'time_value', 't_value', 'time_index', 'input', 't_range'

    It would be convenient to have datetime objects to be able to convert it as strings representing the time under the control of an explicit format string , ie strftime(format) method

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  6. Linearly interpolate camera locations

    Whenever I animate using interpolate camera locations, I have to fight with Paraview on the interpolated positions. I'm always left to guess where it thinks the camera should be going between keyframes, and have to correct for its constant overshooting, and struggle to bring it back to a reasonable location between keyframes, instead of some weird fitted spline. After fighting with it for way too long, adding way too many keyframes, I usually then just give up and split the animation into multiple videos with two keyframes each, then merge them in another 3rd party software.

    It would be great…

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  7. Automatic range label format for the legend

    The legend offers an "automatic label format", but not an "automatic range label format", leading to weird situations like scientific notation for the range extremes, and integer notation for the labels, when displaying e.g. an int or a bool data type.

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  8. apply median filter to not onl;y the VTI data but other data format (e.g. foam, tecplot)

    I am trying to use the median filter to filter my tecplot data to remove the noise. However, I realise the filter only works with the VTI image data instead of other types of data. Hence, I am trying to use Python median_filter in the programmable filter to do the filtering.

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  9. Camera Null targets for viewpoint pointing

    Camera Null objects (Nulls in general in fact) are non-rendering null points that allows you to do things such as target a camera viewpoint to it. Thus you can easily move the camera along a path you want but always have it looking where ever the Null is sitting. The null point itself shoould also be animatable.

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  10. Support for a spherocylindrical particle (capsule shape)

    Context: Lagrangian simulations of capsules. (DPM)

    Lets say we have data for the orientation vector, position vector, length of shaft and the radius of a spherocylinder for each timestep. Then it should be possible to visualize this particle behaviour with time in Paraview.

    DPM modelling for non-spherical particles is the next upcoming field and currently no visualization package supports non-spherical particles. If this feature is released for Paraview, I am sure the user base will grow manifold.

    Thanks and regards,
    Vinay

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  11. Adding Custom Designed Symbols/Glyphs

    Hey, I am a graduate student and I have been working on a FEM Soil-Structure Interaction Software. I am planning to use ParaView as the post-processing software.
    The problem is that I need to show the boundary conditions and am finding it difficult to visualize it. The glyph is nice, but we cannot use it as we need some different glyphs/symbols, so that i can use it to represent my boundary conditions at certain nodes.

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  12. Show more information about each block in Multi-Block Inspector

    I would like to visualize specific parts of large, multi-block datasets using the Multi-Block Inspector. Currently I rely on a Python script to extract each block. This Python script gets slower as the number of blocks in the dataset grows. The Multi-block Inspector would solve this problem if I could match my name for the blocks to the block indices conveniently.

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  13. Enable wrapped colorspace interpolation of scalars before mapping of surface

    It would be great to be able to interpolate the scalars on a wrapped colorspace before mapping them. This would be very useful to obtain nice representations of cyclical phenomenae.

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  14. Improve the Tecplot reader both for Structured and Unstructured grids

    The Tecplot reader is very usefull, but it should be further improved because many Tecplot files (written by the user according to Tecplot format specifications or written by Tecplot itself !) still cannot be read !

    I am usually using Structured grid, and the Tecplot reader works fine for most of my ASCII files, except for those that are written by Tecplot itself and that contain the STRANDID and SOLUTIONTIME tokens that are currently unsupported. I have to remove these unsupported tokens from all ZONE headers before reading with Paraview. May I suggest to ignore those unsupported tokens with just…

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  15. Ability to change data file without having to disconnect and reload state

    When you load a state, you have the option to change the data file used. It would be nice if when you have loaded a state, you could right click the data file in the pipeline browser to select another data file (or alternatively, change the file name property in the pipeline, or drag and drop a file into its place).

    This would save time when you have many data files in the same format to visually inspect, for example many runs of the same experiment under various different conditions.

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  16. It will be better if there is a function of drawing streamlines to two-dimentional flow field in the software.

    It will be better if there is a function of drawing streamlines to two-dimentional flow field in the software. Then we can observe the behaviour of the fluid flow in pore space directly.

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  17. Support moab mesh format natively.

    The moab group already has a plugin, but you need to build paraview on your own to use it.

    https://trac.mcs.anl.gov/projects/ITAPS/wiki/MOAB/h5m

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  18. A conversion reader for .odb format file generated by Abaqus/CFD

    A conversion reader for Abaqus/CFD files would enable us to postprocess fluid dynamics problems in Paraview

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  19. Button to fetch plugins

    ParaView has a button to fetch server configuration. It would be nice to have a fetch plugins, using the same url source. This way all the resources for paraview can be stored in the same place.

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  20. Moving source objects by mouse

    I suggest you to implement the feature which will allow to move source objects (sphere, disk and so on) using the mouse (like it happens with Point Source and Line Source for StreamTracer).
    Yes I know, we can move source object through the properties Translate, but sometimes it's better to move source objects with a mouse and only adjust object position with Translate properites

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