Opening a time series with multiple files per time-points.

Hello all,

I have several objects stored as meshes in a PLY files. The multiple PLY files corresponds each to one object followed over several time-points.

In the docs I found out how to open a group of files as a time-series, by naming the files e.g. foo01.ply, foo02.ply, etc

I would like to “tell” paraview that I have several files per time-point. For instance

and of course I wish the objects A and B to be present simultaneously at each time-point they are in.

Is there a way to achieve this in paraview? Maybe a meta file that would specify how to open the data? Or another file format?


I’m afraid you wont be able to combine .ply automatically like that. You can do that manually in ParaView using GroupDataSets though.