Plotting#

These examples show case many of the possibilities for altering how you display spatial data. Explore these examples to learn how to leverage our powerful 3D plotting routines to perform tasks like:

  • Color mapping scalar values with matplotlib colormaps

  • Creating animations as GIFs or movie files

  • Showing the edges and nodes of different mesh types

  • Use sophisticated lighting techniques like smooth shading or Eye Dome Lighting

  • Glyph a vector or scalar field on a mesh (place/orient a mesh on another mesh’s nodes and scale/orient based on data values)

  • Label points in 3D space along side your meshes

  • Creating side-by-side comparisons

  • Making a dataset transparent or using a scalar value to map opacity

  • Adding textures/images draped over a mesh (texture mapping)

  • Rendering a depth image

Anti-Aliasing

Anti-Aliasing

Anti-Aliasing
Setting Backface Properties

Setting Backface Properties

Setting Backface Properties
Background Image

Background Image

Background Image
Blurring

Blurring

Blurring
Plotting Bounds

Plotting Bounds

Plotting Bounds
Chart Basics

Chart Basics

Chart Basics
Chart Overlays

Chart Overlays

Chart Overlays
Clearing a Mesh or the Entire Plot

Clearing a Mesh or the Entire Plot

Clearing a Mesh or the Entire Plot
Colormap Choices

Colormap Choices

Colormap Choices
Composite Picking

Composite Picking

Composite Picking
Depth Peeling

Depth Peeling

Depth Peeling
Depth of Field Plotting

Depth of Field Plotting

Depth of Field Plotting
Label based on Distance on Line

Label based on Distance on Line

Label based on Distance on Line
Show Edges

Show Edges

Show Edges
Eye Dome Lighting

Eye Dome Lighting

Eye Dome Lighting
Plot with Floors

Plot with Floors

Plot with Floors
Hide Cells with Ghosting

Hide Cells with Ghosting

Hide Cells with Ghosting
Create a GIF Movie

Create a GIF Movie

Create a GIF Movie
Render a depth image

Render a depth image

Render a depth image
Interpolate Before Mapping

Interpolate Before Mapping

Interpolate Before Mapping
Moving Isovalue

Moving Isovalue

Moving Isovalue
Label Points

Label Points

Label Points
Lighting Properties

Lighting Properties

Lighting Properties
Linked Views in Subplots

Linked Views in Subplots

Linked Views in Subplots
Lookup Tables

Lookup Tables

Lookup Tables
Picking Meshes

Picking Meshes

Picking Meshes
Create a MP4 Movie

Create a MP4 Movie

Create a MP4 Movie
Save a Movie Using Glyphs

Save a Movie Using Glyphs

Save a Movie Using Glyphs
Create a GIF Movie of a Static Object with a Moving Colormap

Create a GIF Movie of a Static Object with a Moving Colormap

Create a GIF Movie of a Static Object with a Moving Colormap
Multi-Window Plot

Multi-Window Plot

Multi-Window Plot
Plot with Opacity

Plot with Opacity

Plot with Opacity
Orbiting

Orbiting

Orbiting
Orthogonal Slices

Orthogonal Slices

Orthogonal Slices
Physically Based Rendering

Physically Based Rendering

Physically Based Rendering
Plot Scalars Over a Circular Arc

Plot Scalars Over a Circular Arc

Plot Scalars Over a Circular Arc
Plot Over Line

Plot Over Line

Plot Over Line
Point Cell Scalars

Point Cell Scalars

Point Cell Scalars
Plotting Point Clouds

Plotting Point Clouds

Plotting Point Clouds
Picking points on a mesh

Picking points on a mesh

Picking points on a mesh
Customize Scalar Bars

Customize Scalar Bars

Customize Scalar Bars
Saving Screenshots

Saving Screenshots

Saving Screenshots
Types of Shading

Types of Shading

Types of Shading
Silhouette Highlight

Silhouette Highlight

Silhouette Highlight
Plot data in spherical coordinates

Plot data in spherical coordinates

Plot data in spherical coordinates
Surface Space Ambient Occlusion

Surface Space Ambient Occlusion

Surface Space Ambient Occlusion
Picking a Point on the Surface of a Mesh

Picking a Point on the Surface of a Mesh

Picking a Point on the Surface of a Mesh
Applying Textures

Applying Textures

Applying Textures
Control Global and Local Plotting Themes

Control Global and Local Plotting Themes

Control Global and Local Plotting Themes
Topographic Map

Topographic Map

Topographic Map
Plot Vector Component

Plot Vector Component

Plot Vector Component
Volume Rendering

Volume Rendering

Volume Rendering