[vtkusers] ANN: MayaVi-1.4 released

Prabhu Ramachandran prabhu_r at users.sf.net
Wed Feb 2 14:23:17 EST 2005


This is to announce the availability of the (long overdue) MayaVi Data
Visualizer version 1.4.

MayaVi is a free, easy to use, scientific data visualizer.  It is
written in Python, uses the Visualization Toolkit (VTK) for the
graphics and provides a GUI written using Tkinter.  MayaVi is
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, sources, 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 utility module that makes using VTK easier from the Python

New in this release:

    * Support for data files belonging to a time series.  It is also
      possible to sweep through the time series.  Thanks to Gerard
      Gorman for an initial patch!

    * Support for user defined modules and filters.  A search path may
      be specified in the preferences.  User defined modules and
      filters are searched for in these directories and automatically
      picked up by MayaVi.  Thanks to Fernando Perez for an initial

    * Fixed critical bugs in the Volume module.  Anyone using the
      Volume module from the 1.3 release should upgrade!

    * Miscellaneous enhancements: allow the user to disable rendering
      temporarily, user can specify geometry of the MayaVi window.
    * Several other bug fixes and minor enhancements.


 Many thanks to SourceForge for their continued support in hosting
 MayaVi.  Thanks also to various users who provided patches, bug
 reports, support and suggestions.

Have fun!

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