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Visualizer

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Goal

Provide a Web based interface to ParaView similar to the ParaView Desktop Qt client.

Documentation

See the documentation for a getting started guide, advanced documentation, and API descriptions.

Pre-requisite

You will need ParaView, which can be downloaded here. The table below indicates which versions work together.

ParaView Visualizer Visualizer in PV binary
5.2 <= 2.0.17 2.0.16
5.3 broken on Linux, otherwise <=2.0.20 2.0.18
5.4 <=2.2.0 2.1.4
master 2.3+ 2.3.0

To install ParaViewWeb-Visualizer for your command line environment, you will need to have Node which should have NPM.

Installation

$ npm install -g pvw-visualizer

After installing the package you will get one executable Visualizer with the following set of options.

$ Visualizer

  Usage: Visualizer [options]

  Options:

    -h, --help                      output usage information
    -V, --version                   output the version number
    -p, --port [8080]               Start web server with given port
    -d, --data [directory]          Data directory to serve
    -s, --server-only               Do not open the web browser

    --paraview [path]               Provide the ParaView root path to use

    --load-file [fileToLoad]        File to load using data base path as root
    --exclude-regex [excludeRegex]  Regular expression for file filtering
    --group-regex [groupRegex]      Regular expression for grouping files
    --plugins [pluginList]          List of fully qualified path names to plugin objects to load
    --proxies [proxyFile]           Path to a file with json text containing filters to load
    --no-auto-readers               If provided, disables ability to use non-configured readers

    --viewport [1x2560x1440]        Configure viewport {scale}x{maxWidth}x{maxHeight}

Development

To start developing pvw-visualizer, execute the following commands:

$ git clone https://github.com/Kitware/visualizer.git
$ cd visualizer
$ npm install
$ npm run build
$ npm link
$ Visualizer

  Usage: Visualizer [options]

  Options:

    -h, --help              output usage information
    -V, --version           output the version number
    -p, --port [8080]       Start web server with given port
    -d, --data [directory]  Data directory to serve
    -s, --server-only       Do not open the web browser
    
    --paraview [path]       Provide the ParaView root path to use

Before you commit, please run:

$ npm run build:release

This creates a minified version of the visualizer JavaScript code in dist/Visualizer.js which should be added to your commit.

Licensing

Visualizer aka ParaViewWeb:Visualizer is licensed under BSD Clause 3.

Getting Involved

Fork our repository and do great things. At Kitware, we've been contributing to open-source software for 15 years and counting, and want to make Visualizer useful to as many people as possible.

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