Saving ScreenshotsΒΆ

# sphinx_gallery_thumbnail_number = 2
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 = pv.read(filename)

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")
plotter.show(screenshot='airplane.png')
../../_images/sphx_glr_screenshot_001.png

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

plt.imshow(plotter.image)
plt.show()
../../_images/sphx_glr_screenshot_002.png

Out:

/home/travis/build/pyvista/pyvista/examples/02-plot/screenshot.py:28: UserWarning: Matplotlib is currently using agg, which is a non-GUI backend, so cannot show the figure.
  plt.show()

Total running time of the script: ( 0 minutes 1.419 seconds)

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