ParaView Tube

Tube Filter in ParaView
Tube Filter in ParaView

The Tube filter uses the VTK filter vtkTubeFilter. The filter generates tubes from lines for the active data set. This is particularly useful in turning Stream Lines into stream tubes.

  1. First the user selects the data they wish to operate on from the Selection Window. It will be highlighted when this occurs.
  2. The user can then select Filter->Alphabetical->Tube from the main menu.
  3. The Number of sides box specifies the number of sides for each tube. Increasing this number creates a tube that is a closer approximation to a cylinder.
  4. The Capping check box toggles on/off the placement of end caps on the tubes.
  5. The Radius box allows the user to specify the radius of the tubes.
  6. The Vary Radius menu allows the user to vary the radius of the tubes by a scalar or vector value, or to be turned off.
  7. The Radius Factor box allows the user to specify the maximum radius of the tube as a multiple of the minimum radius of the tube.
  8. The Apply button must be pressed before the Outline will be generated.

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