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Old   December 17, 2009, 17:38
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Can anyone point me to the necessary documentation for creating a movie of a scalar scene for an unsteady simulation in StarCCM+ ??
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Old   December 18, 2009, 04:25
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There are two tutorials:

Training Guide > Multi-Phase Flow > Gravity-Driven Flow
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Training Guide > Dynamic Fluid Body Interaction
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Old   December 18, 2009, 12:22
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There are two tutorials:

Training Guide > Multi-Phase Flow > Gravity-Driven Flow
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Training Guide > Dynamic Fluid Body Interaction

thanks for the response and reading the tutorial I see that its written :
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STAR-CCM+ does not have a built-in tool for creating animations.
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It talks of writing image files out and using an external movie animator. I have written my own macro before and know how to write out scenes, tables, etc at every time step.

My question with this particular animation is this: I want to focus the movie on a very small part of the computational domain. When I have done the instantaneous scalar scene I have used the zoom tools to focus on the specific region and then do the hardcopy. So when I do this frame write outs if I leave the scalar scene zoomed to my required region will StarCCM+ only capture that section or will it do the entire scene? Doing the entire scene kinda loses some of the close up details I am looking for that I can see in the closeup zoomed in view.
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There are two tutorials:

Training Guide > Multi-Phase Flow > Gravity-Driven Flow
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Training Guide > Dynamic Fluid Body Interaction

One more additional question is this. If I wanted to do the animation of 2 scalar scenes can I do that? The tutorial talks of making the scalar scene active. Does that mean as long as both scenes are open it will work or does it mean that only one open scene can be animated the one that is on the top?
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One more additional question is this. If I wanted to do the animation of 2 scalar scenes can I do that? The tutorial talks of making the scalar scene active. Does that mean as long as both scenes are open it will work or does it mean that only one open scene can be animated the one that is on the top?
Yes, you can do more than one.
Making the scalar scene active is just part of the tutorial, but has no influence in the animations. Just tick the "Output Frame To File" option:
scalar scene > attributes > update
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thanks for the response and reading the tutorial I see that its written :
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STAR-CCM+ does not have a built-in tool for creating animations.
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It talks of writing image files out and using an external movie animator. I have written my own macro before and know how to write out scenes, tables, etc at every time step.

My question with this particular animation is this: I want to focus the movie on a very small part of the computational domain. When I have done the instantaneous scalar scene I have used the zoom tools to focus on the specific region and then do the hardcopy. So when I do this frame write outs if I leave the scalar scene zoomed to my required region will StarCCM+ only capture that section or will it do the entire scene? Doing the entire scene kinda loses some of the close up details I am looking for that I can see in the closeup zoomed in view.
If you zoom the view like you want, starccm+ will take the pictures from that view automatically ^^
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