7.1. Visualization in GUI

As a means to demonstrate visualization techniques with the MFiX GUI, references within this section are associated with the dem/hopper_3d case. We advise loading and running this project to get familiar with the results visualization techniques.

The dem/hopper_3d case will take several minutes to run. On the Run Pane, you can see that the Stop time is 5.0 seconds.

  • Click on the add (new) button in the upper right corner of the window.

  • Click on the geometry (VTK) button to create a new VTK Tab(s).

You should see the particles for the 3D Hopper case.

  • Click the play (play) button in the middle of the top of the VTK results window.

If you don’t see any change, wait a few minutes for more output files to be written.

  • Click the first (first) button to play the visualization from the beginning.