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girino February 25, 2010 06:55

Video from case and data files
Hi all,
I'm working on an unsteady simulation with XP. I've saved my "Case and data" files for each second, my time step is 10e-3, so I have about 300 "Case and data" files. Totally I have about 300 seconds. How can I make an animation of these 300 seconds? Should I save for each "case and data" file a .jpeg and use a program to assemble all those images in a video?

Thank you very much

thanhndb February 25, 2010 07:57


As I know for the unsteady simulation you should make mpeg video file as follows:

Hope to share experience on CFD



hubidoo February 25, 2010 08:14

Calculation activities for each time step


/di/set/picture/driver jpeg /di/set/cont/surface A () /di/view/restore-view B /di/cont velocity 0 1 /di/save-picture "/home/picture.jpg"

girino February 25, 2010 08:15

That is the procedure if you have only one "case and data" file. I want assemble 300 different "case and data" files. Thanks for reply Thanh.

What does that piece of code do? How can I assemble?

hubidoo February 25, 2010 08:40

with calculation activities --> create/edit execute commands you can define different kinds of activities for each time step or iteration...

The given code is a text command (check out the help), which is execute each time step...

girino February 25, 2010 10:18

I do not want iterate, I want make an animation. Can you do that with only case and data files?

hubidoo February 25, 2010 10:36

Maybe there is a better way, but in my opinion you have to calculate again...

with /display/save-picture/"folder/file.jpg" you can take pictures of every time step. After your simulation, put all pictures to a movie together.

girino February 26, 2010 05:11

Ok, thanks.

ekakavand March 26, 2010 10:05

Hi Hubidoo

but display menu does not have "save pictures" what do you mean?

i tried to do it from execute commands in solve menu but i could not do it correctly,
please help me, i wanna save window of contour each several time step.

thanks in advance

Philipov March 29, 2010 02:41

Use Tecplot.... there you can make good animation

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