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pyvista/pyvista: Widgets, Point Picking, and Tables

Bane Sullivan; Alex Kaszynski; Guillaume Favelier; Henrik Åhl; Leonardo Uieda; Dieter Werthmüller; michi1510; Mikolaj Magnuski; Jiawei Zhuang; JasonTLin; Guillaume Jacquenot; Florian Wagner; Eric Larson; Ashley Scillitoe

New Features

  • Add full support for widgets in the rendering scene! (See #360)
    • Box widget - Create a box in 3D space. Includes a convenience method for clipping meshes
    • Plane widget - Create an implicit plane in 3D space. Includes a convenience method for clipping and slicing meshes
    • Slider widget - Add a slider bar to the render window. Includes a convenience method for thresholding meshes
    • Line widget - Create and orient a line in 3D space.
  • Point picking (see #362)
    • Single point picking on meshes and in 3D space
    • Trace lines across meshes using a geodesic path
    • Trace lines through a scene by picking points on meshes or in 3D space
    • Trace out horizon surfaces
  • Wrap the vtkTable class (see #274 and the new pyvista.Table class)
  • Add a structured grid cylinder helper method (see pyvista.CylinderStructured) which works creates a pyvista.StructuredGrid mesh in the shape of a cylinder.
  • New .ribbon() filter for PolyData objects - create surfaces ("ribbons") from lines
  • interpolate_befor_map is now set too True as default (see #363 and this example for details)
Bug Fixes
  • Resolve issues with the lines_from_points helper methods (see #357)
  • Fix an issue when fetching null points on datasets

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