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Old   December 14, 2017, 08:56
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Hello everybody, I just want to announce that I added a new training video series number 8 in which I show how to use Blender in order render the numerical data in an advanced way. The videos are available at my website

  • Building a scene in ParaView
  • Exporting the scene in ParaView
  • Import the scene in Blender
  • Brief description what you can do in Blender
  • First rendering
In addition I will upload my presentation that I hold on the Austria OpenFOAM user meeting (PFAU) Monday 11.12.2017 onto my website and should be available during the next days there too. Enjoy.

PS: As you are the OpenFOAM community, please give some feedback to my ongoing project (such as youtube screencasts etc.) and also of other community contributors such as József Nagy. We need your feedback in order to know if it helps people, if it is accepted and if the work we do is worth it.
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Tobias Holzmann

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Hello, Thanks for the great videos and instructions. a question:

In the second video (longer one) the last step in working with Paraview was to select "export scene" to generate a "X3D" file, which could then be imported into Blender. However, in the blender, I noticed that the results only related to that specific time step.

When dealing with a range of times or a series of times what is the procedure (Like the previous video of you using a blender on your website, in which we can see water flowing and splashing)?

You also mention in your videos a python script that you wrote and used to exist on your website and that couples Blender with Paraview, but it has since been taken down. Based on the details provided on the openfoamWiki website (, it seems that script could be useful when using Blender for a long period of time. Any hopes that I can have access to that script?
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