Picking a Point on the Surface of a Mesh#

This example demonstrates how to pick meshes using enable_surface_point_picking().

This allows you to pick points on the surface of a mesh.

from __future__ import annotations

import pyvista as pv

Create a mesh and enable picking using the default settings.

cube = pv.Cube()

pl = pv.Plotter()
pl.add_mesh(cube, show_edges=True)
pl.enable_surface_point_picking()
pl.show()
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Enable a callback that creates a cube at the right-clicked point and add a label at the point as well it.

def callback(point):
    """Create a cube and a label at the click point."""
    mesh = pv.Cube(center=point, x_length=0.05, y_length=0.05, z_length=0.05)
    pl.add_mesh(mesh, style='wireframe', color='r')
    pl.add_point_labels(point, [f"{point[0]:.2f}, {point[1]:.2f}, {point[2]:.2f}"])


pl = pv.Plotter()
pl.add_mesh(cube, show_edges=True)
pl.enable_surface_point_picking(callback=callback, show_point=False)
pl.show()
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Total running time of the script: (0 minutes 0.442 seconds)

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