Tips and tricks for using Paraview

# – How to launch – #

  • Launch a terminal on a VGL-node / graphics node:
  • Navigate to the 3DIM folder:
  • cd /dtu/3d-imaging-center/
  • Launch the activation shell script:
  • . shortcuts/

# – File type support – #

Visualization issue

Some users experience an odd visual bug with TomViz/Paraview. It typically has to do with a compositing setting for the (ThinLinc) window manager (xfvm). This is most likely the solution:

  • Start a terminal, navigate to the home folder by calling
  • cd $HOME
  • then call the following command:
  • xfconf-query -c xfwm4 -p /general/use_compositing -s false
  • This changes a key in the configuration file.

Afterwards, a log-out/log-in of ThinLinc is required. Be sure to “End existing session” to fully refresh the window manager etc.
Once the client is launched, check the “Options” menu. Under “Options” there is a “Reconnect Policy” section. Make sure that the option: “Always ask how multiple sessions should be handled” is activate.

As an optional check do the following:

  • Call the following command in a terminal from the home folder;
  • grep “use_compositing” .config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfwm4.xml
  • which should then return
  • <property name=”use_compositing” type=”bool” value=”false”/>