It would be nice to have a reload-button for time-dependend datasets. So you don't have to apply all your filters again if the simulation is evolved in time.308 votes
This feature is now available in the development repository and will be included in the next release, ParaView 5.2.
See the merge-request (now merged) for details: https://gitlab.kitware.com/paraview/paraview/merge_requests/1000
For details see https://blog.kitware.com/refreshingreloading-files-in-paraview/
Users have wanted this for at least 5 years (see http://www.paraview.org/pipermail/paraview/2004-September/000836.html), and it was never done. There is a user-made patch by Christian Becker that has been in Mantis for two years (see http://public.kitware.com/Bug/bug_view_page.php?bug_id=2887).256 votes
This is now in ParaView 4.0. Please send comments
Add ability of using LaTeX to input text into paraview, as legends or in axis.205 votes
Although not LaTeX, Mathtext (http://matplotlib.org/users/mathtext.html) is now supported in ParaView (starting with 3.98.1). To use mathtext in text or 2D axis labels, simply enclose the expression in $..$ markers e.g. $a^2$
Till now, it's not possible to format the Cube Axes deciding Font/Size of the text, thickness of the ticks, etc ...
Font/Size of each axis' title is a very important feature: the size is usually quite big and the letters are super-imposed to the axis' lines.
Adding this feature to Paraview would enhance it a lot
A cube axes replacement, named ’Axes Grid
is now available in ParaView git/master and will be included in the next release of ParaView.
As found in http://www.cmake.org/pipermail/paraview/2007-October/006115.html,
when saving a state file (*.pvsm), it should be possible to have relative path files (with independancy of the directoty syntax / or \ relative to unix or windows platforms)151 votes
Available in 5.4: https://blog.kitware.com/new-options-when-loading-paraview-state-files/
Data format documentation is available through ONE document only, the slighlty outdated article "File Formats for VTK Version 4.2". I spent money on the paraview guide, but also nothing there. Paraview is a great program, but the documentation situation is absurd! Please help!!121 votes
Adding the possibility of using the data in the "Calculator" with different time steps.102 votes
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 arranged in the display panes). It would therefore be useful to be able to change the order in which the sources appear in the tree view of 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…86 votes
A SpacePilot makes navigating through 3D Visualizations so much more easy than just using a mouse.
Please include support for this hardware.76 votes
The current convex point cloud support is not applicable for general meshes68 votes
This is now in Git master. It will be part of the next release. We also updated EnSight and OpenFOAM readers.
When rendering surfaces, you are only able to set colors in the color map. You should also be able to set the opacity for each control point as you can with volumes. (Bug 6129)54 votes
This is supported in ParaView 3.98.0. The Color Scale Editor dialog adds an option to “Enable Opacity Function” for surfaces. When checked, users can specify the opacity function to use, similar to that specified for volumes.
When working in large pipelines, it's common to copy some filter properties between different instances. It would be very handy if there was a copy and paste or, maybe, a clone filter.54 votes
commit abd9d370af75477456e226855a3f84e5a407e669Added support to copy properties. Simply right click on a source or use the “Copy Properties” action from the Edit menu.
Author: Utkarsh Ayachit
Date: Tue Dec 7 12:11:56 2010 -0500
It would be nice to have the ability to draw ellipsoids or specify a major/minor axis at each point and glyph an ellipse at each point using those axes.
There is a feature request for an ellipsoid source here:
It could be awesome if we could use the power of the Matplotlib Qt backend for XY plot. It could really improve and enhance the usability of the XY plot module of Paraview with awesome python scripting possibility.
This is now supported by ParaView 4.1.
Refer to the blog post for details: http://www.kitware.com/blog/home/post/588
It would be an enhancement to ParaView's output capabilities to allow for transparent backgrounds when saving data as, e.g., PNG screenshots.
Right now, there's always a rectangular bounding box in the way independent of the geometrical structure.41 votes
This is supported since ParaView 4.2. The setting can be accessed from the Settings dialog, General Tab. Search for “Transparent Background” under the advanced settings.
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 steps34 votes
It takes more effort that is necessary to rescale the colour bar, i.e.
* click the colour scale editor
* untick automatically rescale
* click rescale range
* update range in new dialog window
* click rescale
* close dialog
* Remove the unnecessary extra dialog for the range (include in the main dialog window)
* Colour editor dialog could be available as a context menu from the 3D view
* Middle click and drag could select the range from the 3D view32 votes
The Color Map Editor available since ParaView 4.1 addresses several of these issues.
Add cylinder option to the current plane/sphere/box options available when doing a slice32 votes
In some modeling software, when you are in transform mode (ie the transform filter) you can select a particular axis to translate/rotate about by pressing 'x', 'y', or 'z' before performing the operation. It is very hard to position an object in 3d without that ability. Maybe by clicking the "balls" at the end of the transform axes with different buttons you could specify that functionality.28 votes
It is often useful to check distance between parts of a 3D geometry you are viewing and processing. This could be achieved with a ruler tool That would give not only the distance magnitude between two points, but also x, y and z distances.27 votes
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