[Paraview] Xdmf version verification & animation

David E DeMarle dave.demarle at kitware.com
Thu Nov 8 17:24:54 EST 2007

Hello Eric,

Your code is probably fine. The transition is not yet complete, but we
(Kitware and ARL) are working toward updating VTK and ParaView support for
XDMF as part of the ParaView 3.4 development effort.

This is a summary of the state of  XDMF in ParaView 3.2:
* The writer writes files in the original XDMF format. It has not yet been
rewritten to take advantage of the new features in the new XDMF.
* The reader partially supports the new XDMF format. It is not yet capable
of producing deep tree structures, and instead collapses them to a single
* Temporal support and Parameter support have been temporarily removed from
XDMF and thus ParaView. We plan to add them back, but until then you will
have to shoehorn them in as you have suggested.

Dave DeMarle

Kitware and ARL will be improving the XDMF reader and writer in the next

On 11/8/07, Eric Monson <emonson at cs.duke.edu> wrote:
> Hey Folks,
> I am happy the Xdmf support has been turned back on in recent
> versions of ParaView (3.2 & 3.3).
> I was under the impression, though, that it would be Xdmf 2 once it
> was re-activated, but I'm having trouble reading in files which I
> think are in the correct (new) format. Also, when I write (save) to
> Xdmf it looks more like the old format. Am I probably just screwing
> something up, or is the transition not complete yet?
> Also, it is my understanding that to animate a time series of Xdmf
> data sets I will have to do something analogous to what is described
> in "Making custom readers work with file series" in the
> Animating_legacy_VTK_file_series Wiki entry. (i.e. I can't use a .pvd
> file to describe time steps for file formats other than the vtk
> native ones)  Is this correct?
> Thanks a lot for the help,
> -Eric
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> Eric E. Monson
> Duke Visualization Technology Group
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