[vtkusers] ANN: MayaVi-1.2 released

Prabhu Ramachandran prabhu at aero.iitm.ernet.in
Wed Jun 12 16:39:56 EDT 2002


This is to announce the availability of the MayaVi Data Visualizer
version 1.2.

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 a BSD license.  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

New in this release:

    (*) Changed license from GPL/LGPL to BSD. [1]

    (*) Added an integrated data picker.  Thanks to Jose Paulo for
    initial contributions.

    (*) Added a light control toolkit (contributed by Raymond Maple).
    This lets you configure 8 different lights using a GUI.

    (*) Added a CellData to PointData filter.

    (*) Fixed bad problem in the lookup table editor that would freeze
    MayaVi under Win32.

    (*) The scalar/vector range can be set to predetermined values.  A
    visible range for data can also be specified.  Anything outside
    this range is made transparent.

    (*) Added --display and --geometry command line options and a new
    help menu.

    (*) Geomview OOGL export option (thanks to Jeremy Gill).

    (*) RPM and Debian packages are available in addition to source
    and binary releases for Win32 and GNU/Linux.  PDF docs are also
    available at the site.

[1] Please don't flame me on the license change issue.  I posted about
    it on the MayaVi-users list and gave it considerable thought.  You
    can read the original post here:

    It seemed that moving to BSD would be the best possible option.

Have fun!

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