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Siwek36 December 8, 2012 00:12

Simulation into video
Hi guys, I have been using OpenFOAM for a while with simulations run with a vessel producing a wake behind it. I will be presenting my simulations and need to record them onto a video file type but am unsure of how to. I have tried numerous times and I cant seem to be able to.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

akidess December 8, 2012 06:12

What have you tried and why didn't it work out?

Siwek36 December 11, 2012 22:30

The problem was getting a simulation to be saved as a video file in ParaView so it can be presented. Under the file tab there is a save animation button which can be selected. This runs through all the time steps and saves each time step as an individual screen shot. These images must then be stitched together using an external source to create the video required. I was having trouble with this but after some fiddling around it was achieved.

atulAtcae January 27, 2013 05:08

Hello Peter,
How did u managed to convert all the image outputs into a single video file, i m trying to do the same but not able to work it out.


wyldckat January 27, 2013 07:12

Greetings to all!

This has been asked before on another thread... start reading here: post #2
And it's not the only explanation there is... you can use Google to find more examples:
Code: mencoder
Best regards,

atulAtcae January 27, 2013 07:16

Thanks a lot Bruno!!

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