I would suggest to use what Steve called spheres: Please activate the Scatter
on the left and use spheres as the symbol shape. If you want to have the
to change if you are zooming in please switch to perspective view, choose an
perhaps 30 degree and press the ALT key while zooming. If you like too, you
the size of the particles depend from a variable. The ways of animating these
depend on the data structure.
Im Auftrag von Alter, Stephen J. (LARC-D305)
Gesendet: Freitag, 18. April 2008 15:59
Betreff: RE: [Tecplot_Talk] 3D particles
You can input the coordinates of the particles using a streamtrace, and plot
their path with a line, or an object such as a sphere. Animating streamtraces
then provides the movement over time. The zoom and panning is only accomplished
with animation using a macro. It's fairly straight forward, but takes some time
to determine the offsets to use. Of note are the macro commands to use:
Combining these with $Export commands enables output to a file. Using this list
enable rotation, translation, and zoom. You will also need to set up the timing
of your particles with the $!StreamTraceAttributes, and modify the TimeAnchor
for each successive time step. There used to be a way to determine the actual
limit of time to step through, but I can't seem to remember what it is; it's
been a long time since I've done this.
Also note that if you have particles of mass, you can use the Analyzer of
Tecplot to plot their trajectory with drag and quasi-mass loss. The quasi part
is due to the flow not reacting to the addition of the mass, from the mass of
the particle being reduced.
On Behalf Of Jure Ravnik
Sent: Friday, April 18, 2008 3:22 AM
Subject: [Tecplot_Talk] 3D particles
I have (x,y,z) locations of particles in a domain and CFD results for the same
I'd like to plot particles as dots in a 3D plot in Tecplot 360. I'd also like
to be able to zoom, pan, animate the particles.
I used the "GEOMETRY" clause attached to zones of the CFD results for
a 2D case, but this does not work for 3D.
Thank you for your help,