Velocity not available for Coloring of Glyph - Potential bug or a feature?


(Reine Granström) #1

Hi,

I posted a question on a ParaView forum on CFD-online.com, and one of the replies I got from an experienced user suggested that I post a thread here to check whether the behaviour is a bug or a feature.

Please see the posts in this thread (starting from 2018-12-26 and onwards): https://www.cfd-online.com/Forums/openfoam-paraview/141308-bug-paraview-4-1-0-64bit.html#post720214

The issue is that the velocity magnitude is not available as a “Coloring” option for Glyph Arrows. A workaround, as described in the forum thread, is to add a Calculator filter with expression “mag(U)” to make the velocity magnitude scalar available as a option for “Coloring” in the Glyph settings.

Best regards,
Reine Granström


(Tom Fahner) #2

Hi Reine,

Whenever I use the Glyphs for vector, there is a variable Glyph vector available for coloring. That is the original U vector typically. And then you can select the magnitude option.

Best Regards,
Tom