Create a Point Cloud#

Demonstrates use of visual.Markers to create a point cloud with a standard turntable camera to fly around with and a centered 3D Axis.

point cloud
import numpy as np
import vispy.scene
from vispy.scene import visuals

# Make a canvas and add simple view
canvas = vispy.scene.SceneCanvas(keys='interactive', show=True)
view = canvas.central_widget.add_view()

# generate data
pos = np.random.normal(size=(100000, 3), scale=0.2)
# one could stop here for the data generation, the rest is just to make the
# data look more interesting. Copied over from
centers = np.random.normal(size=(50, 3))
indexes = np.random.normal(size=100000, loc=centers.shape[0]/2.,
indexes = np.clip(indexes, 0, centers.shape[0]-1).astype(int)
scales = 10**(np.linspace(-2, 0.5, centers.shape[0]))[indexes][:, np.newaxis]
pos *= scales
pos += centers[indexes]

# create scatter object and fill in the data
scatter = visuals.Markers()
scatter.set_data(pos, edge_color=None, face_color=(1, 1, 1, .5), size=5)

view.add(scatter) = 'turntable'  # or try 'arcball'

# add a colored 3D axis for orientation
axis = visuals.XYZAxis(parent=view.scene)

if __name__ == '__main__':
    import sys
    if sys.flags.interactive != 1:

Total running time of the script: ( 0 minutes 4.468 seconds)

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