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Old   April 12, 2002, 13:39
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i am solving unsteady flow and want to get a movie or animation of the veovity vector plots. i want to do this by getting plots after regular no of iterations (say 10). If anyone knows how to do it please inform me.

thanks, vineet
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Old   April 13, 2002, 05:17
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See the chapter 20.6.3 in manual, called "Saving an animation". In the paragraph "Hardcopy file" you will find all you need. Kim
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Old   April 13, 2002, 06:31
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looking through the archives i found these instrucions on how to animate an unsteay solution. it may be more useful to produce an image every time-step as apposed to iteration.

1 Set up the view interactively as you want it.

2 Go to File/Hardcopy and set up the output format and size you want (I used tiff and 560x400 pixels)

3 Go to Solve/Monitors/Commands, add one comand to be performed every iteration. In the command field write a text comman which plots and saves what you want. Here is an example: /display contours vel /display hard-copy vel%t.tiff

once you've collected all your images you need a animation package (one can be downloaded from shareware internet sites) and compile.

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Old   April 13, 2002, 12:11
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thanks khalil,

actually, the problem is i do not know the correct command to be given to plot the velocity vectors. If you know then please do let me know or else i will have to manually save each of the velocity vector plots then make a animation ( lot of work ).
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Old   April 14, 2002, 06:01
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Hi Vineet,

If you know how to display the plots through the menu then.

Use the text commands instead, like

type display at > and press enter. It will change to display/ Press enter then you will find lot of commands available under display. Select the command which suits your case. This way you can see that a series of text commands can be built up. While you are doing this keep writing them on a piece of paper. When you achieve your desired result you have the command built up.

This command should be placed in the command text box and with %t as Mr. Khalil pointed out. This might help.

I normally write all the commands for setting up case files, running the case file in a journal file and use it.

For example to iterate 100 times you can type

solve iterate 100 at the text prompt and this will iterate 100 times.
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