prabhu at aero.iitm.ernet.in
Tue Nov 20 01:01:05 CET 2001
This is to announce the availability of the MayaVi Data Visualizer
MayaVi is a free, easy to use, scientific data visualizer. It is
written in Python and uses the Visualization Toolkit (VTK) for the
graphics. It provides a GUI written using Tkinter. MayaVi is free
and distributed under the GNU GPL. It is also cross platform and
should run on any platform where both Python and VTK are available.
For more information, downloadable sources and *binaries*,
screenshots, installation instructions, documentation etc. visit the
MayaVi home page at:
Also bundled with MayaVi is a VTK pipeline browser written in Python
and a new utility module that makes using VTK easier from the
What's new in this release:
(*) Binaries for Linux and Win32 made using Gordon McMillan's
(*) MayaVi can now be used from other Python programs, can be
scripted and can also be used interactively from the Python
interpreter. For a specific example see:
(*) Installs as a Python package using distutils.
(*) Command line arguments are now supported.
(*) Added 3D Studio file import, RenderMan RIB/JPEG/PNG
(*) Improved streamline module and better 2D streamlines.
(*) More options to place the vector glyphs for vector plots.
(*) Added filters: PolyDataNormals, WarpVector, WarpScalar,
ExtractUnstructuredGrid. Added module: WarpVectorCutPlane.
(*) New VtkData class that handles user constructed vtk data.
(*) Added basic tensor support, a tensor related filter and
module. Contributed by Jose Paulo <moitinho at civil.ist.utl.pt> --
(*) Huge speed up (by a factor of 50 or more) in the "expand all"
feature of the pipeline browser, many thanks to Dan Blezek
<blezek at crd.ge.com> for this!
(*) New utility module, ivtk.py, that makes interactive VTK a
pleasure. More information on this module is available at:
(*) Intelligently disable annoying VTK warning messages.
Various bugs have been fixed and other small enhancements have been
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