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How to best export Scene/Screenshot in Paraview as a vector graphic?

It seems PDF and PS export are not working really good for me (Paraview 5.3/5.5/5.8), either the scene is cropped at the borders or text is missing (legends).

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Exporting to vector formats from ParaView is tricky, I have done it in the past but it depends on external dependencies (GL2PS, I think). For that I suggest you check the post in ParaView Discourse.

On the other I would not recommend to have vector graphics for 3D visualizations. The size of the files get huge really fast and having a document with a couple of these files might be a nightmare. This was discussed already in a previous answer.

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  • $\begingroup$ I'd only export 2D views of my scene. $\endgroup$
    – stephanmg
    Oct 19 '20 at 7:30
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    $\begingroup$ @stephanmg, I was also referring to 2D views of your scene. In general you get several lines/patches and the files are huge. $\endgroup$
    – nicoguaro
    Oct 19 '20 at 15:35
  • $\begingroup$ I see, yes, well, I just like to have the same font everywhere. It's okay to save screenshots from Paraview, but then the font is (in general) inconsistent of course. $\endgroup$
    – stephanmg
    Oct 20 '20 at 6:18
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    $\begingroup$ you can use version 3.98 which should be able to export as svg. In newer version I do not know how to get svg images $\endgroup$ Nov 25 at 15:05

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