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A python module for scientific analysis and visualization of эd objects


Download & Install

pip install

Quick Start

To visualize a file from a web URL (or from your Dropbox!), simply type in your terminal:

pip install vedo

To visualize a full 3D interactive scene, type:


Let's create an interactive 3D scene with a simple cone, in 3 lines of python code:

from vedo import Cone

# Create a simple cone
c = Cone()

# Show it (with default axes style)

# Now you can interact with the 3D scene,
# press "h" to explore the possibilities! 

Let's write a simple python script that loads a polygonal Mesh and generates a cool rendering by adding some custom light sources to the scene:

from vedo import *

# Load a polygonal mesh, make it white and glossy:
man = Mesh('')

# Create two points:
p1 = Point([ 1,0,1], c='yellow')
p2 = Point([-1,0,2], c='red')

# Add colored light sources at the point positions:
l1 = Light(p1, c='yellow')
l2 = Light(p2, c='red')

# Show everything in one go:
show(man, l1, l2, p1, p2, "Hello World", axes=True)

Let's create a Volume - a volumetric dataset - from a numpy object:

import numpy as np
from vedo import *

# Create a scalar field: the distance from point (15,15,15)
X, Y, Z = np.mgrid[:30, :30, :30]
scalar_field = ((X-15)**2 + (Y-15)**2 + (Z-15)**2)/225

# Create the Volume from the numpy object
vol = Volume(scalar_field)

# Generate the surface that contains all voxels in range [1,2]
lego = vol.legosurface(vmin=1, vmax=2).addScalarBar()

show(lego, axes=True)

Draw a creative scatter plot of a boring 2D Gaussian distribution.
Let the marker size be proportional to sin(2y) and the Red level of its [R,G,B] color proportional to sin2(2x).
Finally add a simple 1D histogram of variable x on the top of it:

from vedo.pyplot import plot, histogram, show
import numpy as np

n = 2000
x = np.random.randn(n)
y = np.random.randn(n)
R = np.sin(2*x)**2

marker_sizes = np.sin(2*y)/8
marker_cols  = np.c_[R, np.zeros(n), np.zeros(n)]  # RGB

p = plot(x, y,
         marker=">",           # marker style
         ms=marker_sizes,      # marker size array
         mc=marker_cols,       # marker color array
         ma=0.2,               # const. marker alpha
         lw=0,                 # no line width
         aspect=4/3,           # plot aspect ratio
h = histogram(x, aspect=18/3).shift(0, p.ybounds(1)*1.1)
show(p, h)


Scientific publications leveraging vedo (formerly known as vtkplotter): Presentations at international conferences: You can cite vedo as: