Every visualization created in Mayavi is constructed with a pipeline.ということで、pipelineの構造はこんな感じか?

Engine <- Scenes <- data Sources <- Filter <- Filter <- ... <- Visualization Modules

矢印方向を辿るのがparent attribute、逆方向がchildren attribute。他のattribute、name attributeがあり、nodeの名前が見れる。

Displaying the pipeline view is the easiest way to understand what pipeline was built.ということで、show_pipeline() mlab commandが使える。詳しくはこちら:Assembling pipelines with mlab — mayavi 4.4.4 documentationとか
Advanced Scripting with Mayavi — mayavi 4.4.4 documentation


Datasets example — mayavi 4.4.4 documentation