Spline Widget#

A spline widget can be enabled and disabled by the pyvista.WidgetHelper.add_spline_widget() and pyvista.WidgetHelper.clear_spline_widgets() methods respectively. This widget allows users to interactively create a poly line (spline) through a scene and use that spline.

A common task with splines is to slice a volumetric dataset using an irregular path. To do this, we have added a convenient helper method which leverages the pyvista.DataSetFilters.slice_along_line() filter named pyvista.WidgetHelper.add_mesh_slice_spline().

import numpy as np

import pyvista as pv
mesh = pv.Wavelet()

# initial spline to seed the example
points = np.array(
    [
        [-8.64208925, -7.34294559, -9.13803458],
        [-8.25601497, -2.54814702, 0.93860914],
        [-0.30179377, -3.21555997, -4.19999019],
        [3.24099167, 2.05814768, 3.39041509],
        [4.39935227, 4.18804542, 8.96391132],
    ]
)

p = pv.Plotter()
p.add_mesh(mesh.outline(), color='black')
p.add_mesh_slice_spline(mesh, initial_points=points, n_handles=5)
p.camera_position = [(30, -42, 30), (0.0, 0.0, 0.0), (-0.09, 0.53, 0.84)]
p.show()
spline widget

Total running time of the script: ( 0 minutes 0.455 seconds)

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