outline

PolyData.outline(generate_faces=False, progress_bar=False)

Produce an outline of the full extent for the input dataset.

Parameters
generate_facesbool, optional

Generate solid faces for the box. This is disabled by default.

progress_barbool, optional

Display a progress bar to indicate progress.

Returns
pyvista.PolyData

Mesh containing an outline of the original dataset.

Examples

Generate and plot the outline of a sphere. This is effectively the (x, y, z) bounds of the mesh.

>>> import pyvista
>>> sphere = pyvista.Sphere()
>>> outline = sphere.outline()
>>> pyvista.plot([sphere, outline], line_width=5)
../../../_images/pyvista-PolyData-outline-1_00_00.png

See Using Common Filters for more examples using this filter.