[Paraview] Creating animation from timeSeries of data

Mike Jackson mike.jackson at imts.us
Sun Nov 12 09:48:23 EST 2006

The way I have done this recently is the following:

Name all the files so that they are increasing in numerical order such as:


Then in ParaView, open the First TimeStep.. ParaView automagically figures
out that the file is some sort of timeseries. When you click on the "Play"
button in the Animation toolbar then ParaView will step through each file.

This seems to work for me.. Maybe it is completely accidental?

Mike Jackson   Senior Research Engineer
Innovative Management & Technology Services bhnµ¾š
On 11/12/06 5:01 AM, "Aditya Saurabh" <saurabh.adity0  nm nµ¾a at gmail.com>

> Hi!
> I need help here.
> I have around 200 time series of turbulent flow dataset, each in a separate
> legacy vtk file. Each one has velocity(vector) and pressure (scalar). I have
> already applied filters on one of the files to create a wonderful velocity
> streamline around vorticity isosurfaces. I tried to animate the series of
> filters on the complete time series. However, it didn't work out. I added
> all files in timeseries. Then I selected Tracks -> property as filename and
> added each file as a separate keyframe. Let me know if I am doing something
> wrong in this or if I missed something. I have read tutorials on
> http://www.psc.edu/general/software/packages/paraview/tutorial/pvt.php?s=5
> and http://www.paraview.org/Wiki/ParaView:AnimationTutorial and several
> others. However, most of them miss on creating animation from timeseries
> data when each snapshot is in a different vtk file. Please help me. I have
> to submit this animation urgently.
> Thanks in advance.
> Adi
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