Saving ScreenshotsΒΆ

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import pyvista as pv
from pyvista import examples
import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

# Get a sample file
filename = examples.planefile
mesh =

You can also take a screenshot without creating an interactive plot window using the pyvista.Plotter:

plotter = pv.Plotter(off_screen=True)
plotter.add_mesh(mesh, color="orange")'airplane.png')


[(3140.593704331348, 2919.620300400684, 2375.7925778512454),
 (896.9955291748047, 676.0221252441406, 132.19440269470215),
 (0.0, 0.0, 1.0)]

The img array can be used to plot the screenshot in matplotlib:



/home/travis/build/pyvista/pyvista/examples/02-plot/ UserWarning: Matplotlib is currently using agg, which is a non-GUI backend, so cannot show the figure.

Total running time of the script: ( 0 minutes 1.256 seconds)

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