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MayaVi

Overview
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MayaVi is a data visualizer with two generations, MayaVi1 and MayaVi2.

Category

Data Visualization Software Open Source

Features

•A pipeline browser with which you can browse and edit objects in the VTK pipeline.
•Support for importing a simple VRML or 3D Studio scene.
•A modular design so you can add your own modules and filters.
•A Lookup Table editor to customize your lookup tables easily while visualizing data!
•An interactive data picker that lets you probe your data interactively.
•A light manipulation kit that lets you modify the lighting of the visualization.
•The visualization (or a part of it) can be saved and reused in the future.

License

Open Source

Price

Free

Pricing

Subscription

Free Trial

Available

Users Size

Small (<50 employees), Medium (50 to 1000 employees), Enterprise (>1001 employees)

Company

MayaVi

What is best?

•Support for EnSight data. EnSight6 and EnSightGold formats are supported.
•A pipeline browser with which you can browse and edit objects in the VTK pipeline.
•Support for importing a simple VRML or 3D Studio scene.

What are the benefits?

•An easy to use GUI.
•Supports volume visualization of data via texture and ray cast mappers.
•Support for any VTK dataset using the VTK data format.
•Support for PLOT3D data.
•Support for EnSight data. EnSight6 and EnSightGold formats are supported.

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Ease of use
8.0
4.6
Features & Functionality
7.9
8.7
Advanced Features
7.8
8.9
Integration
8.0
4.5
Performance
7.8
8.8
Customer Support
7.9
8.0
Implementation
7.0
Renew & Recommend
8.0
Bottom Line

Mayavi project is a 3D scientific data visualization and plotting project.

7.9
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MayaVi is a data visualizer with two generations, MayaVi1 and MayaVi2. MayaVi1 was the original generation which is a free, easy to use scientific data visualizer written in Python and uses the Visualization toolkit for graphics.

MayaVi features include an easy to use GUI written using Tkinter.MayaVi2 is a rewrite of mayaVi. MayaVi data visualizer provides models to visualize computational grids scalar, vector, and tensor data. MayaVi can also be imported as a Python module from other Python programs and scripted from the python interpreter.

It visualizes data using texture and raycast mappers and supports any VTK dataset using VTK data format. It has a modular design enabling the user to add their modules and filters while supporting the importation of a simple 3D Studio Scene or VRML. However texturing in VRML is not yet supported. MayaVi also has a look up table to customize lookups for easy data visualization. It is also possible to save visualized data for future use.

Maya Vi has two packages for 3D visualization which include Mayavi and TVTK. Mayavi is a tool for easy and interactive data visualization entailing seamless integration with scientific Python libraries. TVTK, on the other hand, is a trait-based wrapper for visualization with an open source visualization library. TVTK manipulates visualization objects while MayaVi allows the user to operate their data to see the results.

Mayavi is reusable and can be embedded in other applications to assemble domain specific tools. TVTK is mostly used to write MayaVi models which are later used to interact with visualizations or create applications. It also has a light manipulative kit that allows the user to modify the visualization light.

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  • Ben
    September 14, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    Easy extendibility via custom sources, modules, and data filters.

    Company size

    Enterprise (>1001)

    User Role

    Executive

    User Industry

    Computer

    Rating
    Ease of use8.9

    Features & Functionality8.7

    Advanced Features8.9

    Saving rendered visualization in a variety of image formats. Convenient functionality for rapid scientific plotting via mlab.

    Integration8

    Training 8

    Customer Support8

    Renew & Recommend8

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    Mayavi2 – a general purpose, cross-platform tool for 3-D scientific data visualization. Data is loaded into Mayavi and stored in a data source (either using a file or created from a script). Any number of data files or data objects may be opened. 

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