[vtkusers] Timestep name

Moreland, Kenneth kmorel at sandia.gov
Mon Aug 25 08:12:41 EDT 2014


In the pvd file, which is just an XML metadata file, you will see tags named DataSet that point to the vtu files. The DataSet tag supports a timestep attribute that takes a number that represents the time value. These time values do not have to be integers and do not have to be regularly spaced.

However, the timestep attribute does have to be a number. You will have to convert your time to some seconds/hours/days from some reference point.


Kenneth Moreland
Sandia National Laboratories
email: kmorel at sandia.gov
phone: (505) 844-8919
web:   http://www.sandia.gov/~kmorel
From: vtkusers <vtkusers-bounces at vtk.org> on behalf of Chris Marsh <chris.marsh at usask.ca>
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2014 2:14 PM
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Subject: [EXTERNAL] [vtkusers] Timestep name

I have a timeseries of data that I am saving to a set of vtu files. These load in paraview nicely and play as an animation. However, each timestep corresponds to a date/time (e.g., Oct-01-2010 14:00:00) and I would like this to be displayed. For example, 'Timestep 758' isn't intuitive when dealing with realworld datetimes.
I have tried making a pvd file, but it wasn't not clear how to rename a timestep.

Is there a way of doing this?

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