VTK files appear as series in file loader, but are separated when loeaded in.

So I’m running a simulation using LIGGGHTS which outputs the solution as VTK files. When I open the file loader in Paraview 5.11.1, the files appear as a series, but when loaded in, they seem separated. I think this is the cause of the extreme loading time. What did I do wrong?

Hi @bloop

Please share some files to reproduce the issue.


Hi @mwestphal, I was tinkering around and discovered that it was a file naming issue.

Apparently the naming has to be foo_N.vtk as opposed to fooN.vtk which I used for the other elements of the simulation.

Looks like a bug. If the dialog show it as a timeseries, it should open as a time series. Could you open an issue: https://gitlab.kitware.com/paraview/paraview/-/issues ?

Sure thing.

Here’s the link:
When using file name format fooN.vtk, “Open” shows VTK file series as group, but loads it as multiple groups instead. (#22158) · Issues · ParaView / ParaView · GitLab (kitware.com)

1 Like