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# Points to Tube¶

This example will demonstrate how to to build a tube from a set of points in vtkPolyData.

Takes points from a vtkPolyData object and constructs a line of those points then builds a polygonal tube around that line with some specified radius and number of sides.

```
# sphinx_gallery_thumbnail_number = 2
import pyvista
import numpy as np
from PVGeo.filters import PointsToTube
```

```
def path(y):
"""Equation: x = a(y-h)^2 + k"""
a = - 110.0 / 160.0**2
x = a*y**2 + 110.0
return x, y
x, y = path(np.arange(0.0, 200.0, 25.0))
zo = np.linspace(9.0, 11.0, num=len(y))
points = pyvista.PolyData(np.c_[x,y,zo])
points.plot(point_size=10)
```

```
# Use the filter: here is vtkPolyData containing the tube
tube = PointsToTube(nearestNbr=True).apply(points)
tube.plot(color=True)
```

**Total running time of the script:** ( 0 minutes 0.507 seconds)