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MakeTransient

MakeTransient generates a specified number of timesteps.

MakeTransientModule.png

MakeTransient allows you to generate a number of timesteps (default 72) out of 'static' data. This number can be specified explicitly as parameter or it can be generated according to the second (optional) input port. Typically you use MakeTransient to replicate the geometry and Interpolate to generate the corresponding data, and you get the number of timesteps for MakeTransient from Interpolate. With a Timestep Sequencer that shows up in the Renderer you can go thru your timesteps, either step by step or using 'play'.

It's tested with Covise Release 5.2 on SGI

Parameters

Name Type Description
timesteps scalar number of timesteps (default 72) in static case. If the input object already is transient the time series is multiplied timesteps times.

Input Ports

Name Type Description
requiredinport StructuredGrid
Float
Vec3
RectilinearGrid
UniformGrid
UnstructuredGrid
Polygons
Float
Vec3
Unstructured_T3D_Data
Unstructured_V3D_Normals
Texture
optionalaccordingTo StructuredGrid
Float
Vec3
RectilinearGrid
UniformGrid
UnstructuredGrid
Polygons
Float
Vec3
Unstructured_T3D_Data
Unstructured_V3D_Normals
Texture
number of steps according to this input

Output Ports

Name Type Description
outputoutport see input port 1 same as input, but 1 for each timestep

Examples

The first example map has been generated by modifying an existing map that showed stationary pressure data: MakeTransient generates the geometry for the specified number of timesteps and Interpolate generates the corresponding pressure data, shown as colors; in this case, please make sure that both use the same number of steps.

The second example shows you, how to use the second (optional) input port of MakeTransient to get the right number of steps according to the first output port of Interpolate.

The Renderer picture contains the Timestep Sequencer generated by MakeTransient.

Figure: covise/net/examples/MakeTransient.net
MakeTransientMap.png

Figure: covise/net/examples/MakeTransient2.net
MakeTransientMap2.png

MakeTransientRenderer.png


Authors: Martin Aumüller, Ruth Lang, Daniela Rainer, Jürgen Schulze-Döbold, Andreas Werner, Peter Wolf, Uwe Wössner
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