napari vedo bridge


Transfer mesh data between napari and vedo for interactive processing

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To be able to use interactive processing of meshes in napari, this plugin provides a bridge to the vedo library. It allows to transfer meshes between napari and vedo and to use the interactive processing capabilities of vedo in napari.

Interactive mesh cutting

To interactively cut meshes in the napari-vedo MeshCutter, install the plugin (see below) and open the plugin it from the napari plugins menu (Plugins > Mesh Cutter (napari-vedo-bridge)).

To cut meshes you can use the following cutters:

  • PlaneCutter: cuts a mesh with a plane
  • SphereCutter: cuts a mesh with a sphere
  • BoxCutter: cuts a mesh with a box

To send and get data into and from the plugin, you can:

  • Retrieve the current mesh from napari (click Retrieve mesh from napari) - this imports the currently selected mesh layer from napari
  • Load a mesh from file (click Load mesh)
  • Send a mesh to napari (click Send back to napari) - this creates a new mesh layer in napari

This napari plugin was generated with Cookiecutter using @napari's cookiecutter-napari-plugin template.


You can install napari-vedo-bridge via pip:

pip install napari-vedo-bridge


Contributions are very welcome. Tests can be run with tox, please ensure the coverage at least stays the same before you submit a pull request.


Distributed under the terms of the BSD-3 license, "napari-vedo-bridge" is free and open source software


If you encounter any problems, please [file an issue] along with a detailed description.


  • 0.0.4

Last updated:

  • 09 July 2023

First released:

  • 03 July 2023


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GitHub activity:

  • Stars: 4
  • Forks: 0
  • Issues + PRs: 3

Python versions supported:

Operating system:


  • numpy
  • magicgui
  • qtpy
  • vedo (>=2023.4.6)