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jjchristophe March 23, 2010 02:32

making movie under tecplot with dat files
 
I am studying blood flow and I am using Fluent 6.3 for my computation.
I decomposed a heart beat into 100 time steps, and I have 1 dat file for each time step.
I wanted to use Tecplot to make a movie. But I have some hard time when creating the macro.
I couldn't find any helpful information in the manual.
anybody knows how to deal with this problem?

jim_carson March 23, 2010 10:13

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I couldn't find any helpful information in the manual.
Do you have specific improvements for how we should improve the FSI animation tutorial in the Tecplot Getting Started manual (?/doc/tecplot/tpgs.pdf) or the video tutorial of this?

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Originally Posted by jjchristophe (Post 251202)
I wanted to use Tecplot to make a movie. But I have some hard time when creating the macro. anybody knows how to deal with this problem?

You don't specify which version of Tecplot you're using, so I will assume Tecplot 360. The step from the GUI would be:

Animate -> Time -> (destination: to "to file", set the format, etc)

You can do the same thing by clicking the "..." button on the sidebar, next to "Time"

To record a macro:
Scripting -> Record macro -> (specify its name)
Animate -> Time -> (whatever)
(click "stop recording")

To play the macro:
Scripting -> Play macro -> (specify its name)
or:
tec360 yourmacro.mcr

jjchristophe March 24, 2010 00:59

thank you for your answer.
I am using Tecplot 360 as you guessed, sorry to forgot mentioning it.
I will try what you suggest ASAP.

aeroprithivi July 11, 2013 09:20

How to show the solution time in animation/contour plots?
 
I have created the video file from the .dat files following the tutorial. But now i have to show time step in the video, i.e. at what time step the present frame is there. can u help me with that?


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