[Paraview] help about the animation of image and mesh sequences

Utkarsh Ayachit utkarsh.ayachit at kitware.com
Mon Jun 11 09:23:37 EDT 2012

I am not sure why you "Play" would not work. Paraview automatically
detects file series and reads them in as time for *.vtk files.
Attached are two files. When I open them and hit play, I do see the
sphere changing.


On Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 6:59 PM, Zhijun Zhang <zjzhang at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all:
>            I have an animation problem of a series of vtk image files (e.g.
> vtkImage1.vtk to vtkImage100.vtk) together with a series of deformable model
> made
> from it (for example, dynamic lung mesh motion model, vtkMesh1.vtk to
> vtkMesh100.vtk). I would like to make a simple animation video to show
> the deformation of this model related to the images slices. I wonder if
> there is way to automatically do add them as keyframes?  if not, need I
> edit all of the 100 files in the animation editor as key frames?  It looks a
> little bit boring if doing like this to edit the step or ramp function for
> each time slots.
> I have seen in some old question, after I load a vtk file series I can play
> the vtk file series. However, when I click the play in the VCR menu,
> there is no animation, all meshes are just fixed, not moving.  I do not know
> if there is something I missed.
> Thank you very much.
> regard,
> Alex
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