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** '''Select Cells Through'''.  Select the middle of the tube.
** '''Select Cells Through'''.  Select the middle of the tube.
** Filters/ Data Analysis/ '''Extract Selection'''.
** Filters/ Data Analysis/ '''Extract Selection'''.
* Clip filter
** Filters/ Data Analysis/ '''Clip'''.  '''Apply'''.
* Arrows that point TO a surface - Advanced Topic
* Arrows that point TO a surface - Advanced Topic

Revision as of 19:13, 29 July 2009


This tutorial will describe the following:

  • How to start ParaView and find information and help about ParaView
  • Animate modes.
  • Animate time data.
  • Plot data, including variable data vs time and plot over line.
  • Odds and Ends.

How to start ParaView

  • Start ParaView.
    • On Linux and Mac, go into the ParaView directory (that you downloaded to above) and type “paraview”.
    • On Windows XP, go to Start → All Programs → ParaView 3.x.x → and click ParaView
  • Open OsShip-eig.exo.
    • In ParaView, File → Open. Go to OsShip-eng.exo, and select it. Click OK.
    • Under the Properties tab of the Object Inspector, select all Variables
    • Click Apply.
    • Rotate the ship with the left mouse button, Scale the ship with the right mouse button.

Animate modes

  • Mode Shape controls
    • Under the Properties tab is a section called Mode Shapes.
    • Check "Has Mode Shapes". Apply.
    • Note that you have to select the Apply button whenever it has turned green. Whenever you turn on Mode Shapes, or change Mode, you will have to select the Apply button.
    • Also notice that ParaView Mode Shapes are 0 based. Thus, take any Mode that you want to see and subtract 1. (I hope that this will change to be 1 based in the near future.)
    • Animate. This is the right pointing green triangles in the middle of the toolbars at the top of the screen that has the label Play. Try setting Mode to 2, then 3, then 4, and animate. (Don't forget that ParaView input is 0 based!)
  • Spreadsheet
    • Select the Split vertical icon (located in the upper right corner of the 3d viewport).
    • Spreadsheet view.
    • Make sure the eyeball next to the part name in the Pipeline Browser is turned on.
    • Change Attribute to Field Data.
  • Show pressure on sub-eig.exo sideset.
    • Close the Spreadsheet view.
    • Edit/ Delete All.
    • Open sub-eig.exo. Turn on all variables, Apply.
    • Open sub-eig.exo again. Turn all variables on. Turn all blocks off, turn all sidesets On. Apply.
    • Choose the first dataset. Change Surface to Wireframe. Next, change the Wireframe to Points. On the Display tab, change Point Size to 1.
    • Choose the second dataset.
    • Filters/ Common/ Glyph filter. Apply.
    • The Scale Factor is too small. On the Properties tab, click Edit, and change the Scale Factor to 0.5. Apply.
    • Reset Icon (below and right of the counterclockwise red arrow)
    • Animate.

Animate Time

    • Edit/ Delete All.
    • Open sub-trans.exo. Turn on all variables, Apply.
    • Lets color by displacement. Change Solid Color to disp, in the pulldown box below the Sources menu.
    • Sources/ Annotate Time.
    • Animate.
    • You should see no change. There are two reasons:
      • The displacement is too small. Go back to time step 0. On the Properties tab, change Apply Displacements to 50 magnitude. Animate.
      • The displacement min and max are not set correctly. The quickest way to fix this is to go to the last time step, and hit the Rescale to Data Range icon (below the View menu). Next, hit the Color Legend icon (below the File menu). Now, go back to time step 0, and animate.
    • Try coloring by aForce. Notice that time step 0 has the correct data, NOT the last time step.
  • Save screenshot and save movie
    • File/ Save Screenshot.
    • File/ Save Animation.

Plot Variables Over Time

  • Line plots
    • Filters/ Data Analysis/ Plot over Line. Apply.
    • Display tab. Only plot Disp (Mag).
    • Properties/ Left Axis/ Layout. (Properties is the icon at the upper left of the viewport, named "Edit View Options".) Specify the Axis Range.
  • Node plots
    • Delete Plot over Line.
    • Change Surface to Surface with Edges.
    • Select Points On. This is the icon the is below the Animation menu item. Zoom way in (There is a bug in ParaView, and you may select too many points.) Rubber band select the point.
    • Filters/ Data Analysis/ Plot Selection over Time. Apply.
    • Display tab. Only plot Disp (Mag).
  • Spreadsheet view once again.
    • Split vertical.
    • Spreadsheet View.
    • On the Display tab, select Show only selected elements.
    • Notice that you can see all of your Cell and Point data.

Odds and ends

  • Select a specific globalElementId
    • Select Cells On, then select a cell.
    • View/ Selection Inspector.
    • Cell Label/ Visible. Label Mode: GlobalElementId. Point Label/ Visible. Label Mode: GlobalNodeIds.
    • Selection Type/ Global Ids. Leave Field Type as Cell.
    • Highlight the global IDs number in the input box, and type 100.
    • Cell Label/ Not Visible. Point Label/ Not Visible.
  • Extract Selection
    • Reset
    • Select Cells Through. Select the middle of the tube.
    • Filters/ Data Analysis/ Extract Selection.
  • Clip filter
    • Filters/ Data Analysis/ Clip. Apply.
  • Arrows that point TO a surface - Advanced Topic
    • There is a feature hole in ParaView that has a feature request pending. The glyph filter always has arrows pointing from a surface, not towards a surface. Here is a way to create arrows that point to a surface (for instance, pressure on the surface of an underwater pipe):
    • Bring in your data that has pressure vectors, such as Force.
    • Sources/ Arrow. Apply.
    • Filters/ Alphabetical/ Transform. Translate X == -1. Apply.
    • Select your data in the Pipeline Browser once again.
    • Filter/ Glyph With Custom Source.
    • Click the button left to the word Source. In the left window, select Transform. OK.
    • Select your Vector input, and hit Apply.

  • Questions?