Creating an animation in CFD-post from temperature contours from multiple fluent data files

  • Last Post 13 August 2019
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rachels1001 posted this 13 August 2019

Hey guys,

I ran a transient un-steady state simulation in fluent. During the fluent set-up, I created a temperature contour of the surface and the simulation saved an unsteady-state data file every 10 time steps (around 800 data files in total). I now need to see the progression of the temperature front to trouble shoot something and want to see the temperature contours as an animation to see how the temperature changes with time. I can see the individual temperature contours when I manually open them in fluent, but is there any way to create an animation of all of these individual temperature contours in CFD-post?



rwoolhou posted this 13 August 2019

If you have all the contour image files you'll need a third party tool to stitch them together: Windows Media may do it now, others are Platypus & VideoMach (that I've used), there's also a utility on LINUX.   If you have the dat files use the timestep reader in CFD Post to load the files and you can create a movie there. 

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