Plotter.show_bounds(mesh=None, bounds=None, axes_ranges=None, show_xaxis=True, show_yaxis=True, show_zaxis=True, show_xlabels=True, show_ylabels=True, show_zlabels=True, bold=True, font_size=None, font_family=None, color=None, xtitle='X Axis', ytitle='Y Axis', ztitle='Z Axis', n_xlabels=5, n_ylabels=5, n_zlabels=5, use_2d=False, grid=None, location='closest', ticks=None, all_edges=False, corner_factor=0.5, fmt=None, minor_ticks=False, padding=0.0, use_3d_text=True, render=None, **kwargs)[source]#

Add bounds axes.

Shows the bounds of the most recent input mesh unless mesh is specified.

meshpyvista.DataSet | pyvista.MultiBlock, optional

Input mesh to draw bounds axes around.

boundssequence[float], optional

Bounds to override mesh bounds in the form [xmin, xmax, ymin, ymax, zmin, zmax].

axes_rangessequence[float], optional

When set, these values override the values that are shown on the axes. This can be useful when plotting scaled datasets or if you wish to manually display different values. These values must be in the form:

[xmin, xmax, ymin, ymax, zmin, zmax].

show_xaxisbool, default: True

Makes X axis visible.

show_yaxisbool, default: True

Makes Y axis visible.

show_zaxisbool, default: True

Makes Z axis visible.

show_xlabelsbool, default: True

Shows X labels.

show_ylabelsbool, default: True

Shows Y labels.

show_zlabelsbool, default: True

Shows Z labels.

boldbool, default: True

Bolds axis labels and numbers.

font_sizefloat, optional

Sets the size of the label font. Defaults to pyvista.global_theme.font.size.

font_familystr, optional

Font family. Must be either 'courier', 'times', or 'arial'. Defaults to

colorColorLike, optional

Color of all labels and axis titles. Defaults to pyvista.global_theme.font.color.

Either a string, RGB list, or hex color string. For example:

  • color='white'

  • color='w'

  • color=[1.0, 1.0, 1.0]

  • color='#FFFFFF'

xtitlestr, default: “X Axis”

Title of the X axis. Default "X Axis".

ytitlestr, default: “Y Axis”

Title of the Y axis. Default "Y Axis".

ztitlestr, default: “Z Axis”

Title of the Z axis. Default "Z Axis".

n_xlabelsint, default: 5

Number of labels for the X axis.

n_ylabelsint, default: 5

Number of labels for the Y axis.

n_zlabelsint, default: 5

Number of labels for the Z axis.

use_2dbool, default: False

This can be enabled for smoother plotting.

gridbool or str, optional

Add grid lines to the backface (True, 'back', or 'backface') or to the frontface ('front', 'frontface') of the axes actor.

locationstr, default: “closest”

Set how the axes are drawn: either static ('all'), closest triad ('front', 'closest', 'default'), furthest triad ('back', 'furthest'), static closest to the origin ('origin'), or outer edges ('outer') in relation to the camera position.

ticksstr, optional

Set how the ticks are drawn on the axes grid. Options include: 'inside', 'outside', 'both'.

all_edgesbool, default: False

Adds an unlabeled and unticked box at the boundaries of plot. Useful for when wanting to plot outer grids while still retaining all edges of the boundary.

corner_factorfloat, default: 0.5

If all_edges, this is the factor along each axis to draw the default box. Default shows the full box.

fmtstr, optional

A format string defining how tick labels are generated from tick positions. A default is looked up on the active theme.

minor_ticksbool, default: False

If True, also plot minor ticks on all axes.

paddingfloat, default: 0.0

An optional percent padding along each axial direction to cushion the datasets in the scene from the axes annotations. Defaults no padding.

use_3d_textbool, default: True

Use vtkTextActor3D for titles and labels.

renderbool, optional

If the render window is being shown, trigger a render after showing bounds.

**kwargsdict, optional

Deprecated keyword arguments.


Bounds actor.


>>> import pyvista as pv
>>> from pyvista import examples
>>> mesh = pv.Sphere()
>>> plotter = pv.Plotter()
>>> actor = plotter.add_mesh(mesh)
>>> actor = plotter.show_bounds(
...     grid='front',
...     location='outer',
...     all_edges=True,
... )

Control how many labels are displayed.

>>> mesh = examples.load_random_hills()
>>> plotter = pv.Plotter()
>>> actor = plotter.add_mesh(
...     mesh, cmap='terrain', show_scalar_bar=False
... )
>>> actor = plotter.show_bounds(
...     grid='back',
...     location='outer',
...     ticks='both',
...     n_xlabels=2,
...     n_ylabels=2,
...     n_zlabels=2,
...     xtitle='Easting',
...     ytitle='Northing',
...     ztitle='Elevation',
... )

Hide labels, but still show axis titles.

>>> plotter = pv.Plotter()
>>> actor = plotter.add_mesh(
...     mesh, cmap='terrain', show_scalar_bar=False
... )
>>> actor = plotter.show_bounds(
...     grid='back',
...     location='outer',
...     ticks='both',
...     show_xlabels=False,
...     show_ylabels=False,
...     show_zlabels=False,
...     xtitle='Easting',
...     ytitle='Northing',
...     ztitle='Elevation',
... )