ParaView VR Plugin state files

Addendum to

VRConnectionManager configuration deconstructed:

 <VRPNConnection name="device_name" address="device_name@server_address">
 <Button id="button_id" name="button_name"/>
 <Button id="button_id" name="button_name"/>
 <Tracker id="0" name="tracker_pv_name"/>

device_name: look in vrpn.cfg in the device server machine. The syntax for a particular device is usually

Vrpn_Class  device_name config_param1 config_param2

server_address : name of your machine on the LAN or your machine’s IP address.

button_name and tracker_pv_name:  the name of your device VRPN Connection instance in ParaView. This will be used later in VRInteractorStyles

VRInteractorStyles configuration deconstructed ( brackets [] denote optional):

 <Style class="interactor_style_class" [origin="CutFunction.Origin"] [normal="CutFunction.Normal"] [set_property=""]>
 <Button name="device_name.button_name"/>
 <Tracker name="device_name.tracker_pv_name"/>

<Style> element attributes :


This means that the interactor style controls RenderView1’s property. Comprehensive list of proxies and properties

The two following attributes will only work if you also have a Slice filter in your state file. Otherwise* the application crashes.


Interactor style controls the slice filter’s origin position.


Interactor style controls the slice filter’s orientation.

*(as of 07/05/2012)


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