How to export animations of all modes with Mechanical

Options
Mike.Thompson
Mike.Thompson Member, Employee Posts: 300
First Anniversary First Comment 5 Likes Ansys Employee
edited June 2023 in Structures

how to export all modes, or modes based on frequency, to animation files.

Tagged:

Answers

  • Mike.Thompson
    Mike.Thompson Member, Employee Posts: 300
    First Anniversary First Comment 5 Likes Ansys Employee
    edited January 2023
    Options

    Also how to do this via PyAnsys tools....

  • Ayush Kumar
    Ayush Kumar Member, Moderator, Employee Posts: 416
    First Anniversary Ansys Employee Solution Developer Community of Practice Member First Answer
    edited January 2023
    Options

    Hi @Mike.Thompson,

    In Mechanical you can create displacement result objects for each mode and export using ExportAnimation

    Refer to the link.

    With PyMAPDL seems like it is possible - https://github.com/pyansys/pymapdl-reader/blob/main/README.rst#animating-a-modal-solution

    Using PyDPF it is unfortunately not very straightforward. I am working on an example for PyDPF docs.

    Approach:

    • Extract displacement fields container, each field associated with one modee.
    • We can create multiple fields from one mode by scaling results of that mode and animate over them.