Data Item: Scene#

This contains a scene of 3D geometry that is rendered-interactively in the browser using WebGL. The scene consists of a collection of parts that can be animated over time. Parts are a collection of shaded polygon and line models that support basic coloring attributes, including the ability to be colored by a variable. An example might look like this:


By default, the proxy image for the 3D scene is displayed. If EnSight is the source of the 3D scene, this will be the same Image visible when the scene is exported. Clicking on the scene will cause it to become active:


Options exist in the upper left corner of the view to display the part tree, re-center/size the scene, clip the scene and transition to/from full browser window mode.

The embedded EnVision viewer can also be used to view some types of 3D scenes. This viewer looks like the following:


There is a hamburger menu in the upper left corner that can be used to hide/show parts and change variable displays as well as controls in the lower right for element outlines, part highlighting, recentering, revert and full screen mode.

Note: various web proxy configurations may put limits on the size of the geometry files that can be uploaded. Generally, files of several hundred MB are allowed, provided that the maximum size of a REST request allows them. See Nexus Launcher configuration for details.





height in pixels of the 3D rendering frame. The default is the height of the proxy image (if any).


width in pixels of the 3D rendering frame. The default is the width of the proxy image (if any).


Some geometry items can be displayed using either the webGL rendering engine or embedded EnVision. For such items, if use_remote_viewer is set to 1, Ansys Dynamic Reporting will try to use the EnVision viewer wherever possible. See3D Viewers for more details. The default value is 0.

3D Viewers#

The following file formats can be uploaded into Ansys Dynamic Reporting as a scene item:

  • STL

  • PLY

  • EnSight Scene Geometry Source


  • AVZ

The first three formats (STL, PLY, EnSight Scene Geometry Source) may be displayed using WebGL or using the embedded EnVision viewer (note: to use the embedded EnVision viewer it needs to be enabled in the ADR Nexus server launcher configuration setup and the user must be logged in). The use_remote_viewer property can be used to enable the use of the EnVision viewer if it is available.

The SCDOC and AVZ formats can only be displayed with the WebGL viewer.