Use this to create New Animation Sets to display InfoWater Map renderings. The Files created here need to be selected when viewing the animations through your Animation Viewer. Specify the new animation file name and click on the Create button to create a new map animation file. Zoom to appropriate map extent and time step prior to creating the animation.
To learn more about creating Map Animations refer to the section below on the Animation Viewer Methodology.
The Animation Viewer is used to retrieve and display map animations created and saved through the Animation Editor found under the Command Center tab in the InfoWater Pro Model Explorer >Tools menu. Map animations display simulation results for EPS timesteps in succession, thereby creating a "movie" effect that allows the user to see saved and view simulation results at any point in the future.
Once an animation is saved it can be viewed through the Animation Viewer dialog box found under the Command Center tab in the InfoWater Pro Model Explorer >Tools menu. Using the drop-down list at the bottom of the Animation Viewer dialog box, the user can select any saved movie to play a stored animation. To learn more about creating Map Animations refer to the section on the Animation Methodology.
Map Animation Display
This screen displays the Map Animations saved in InfoWater. Map animations display simulation results for EPS timesteps in succession, thereby creating a "movie" effect that allows the user to see saved and view simulation results at any point in the future. Use the Map Animation icons at the bottom of the screen to view the animations at different time steps of an EPS run.
Map Animation Options
Copy Image - Copy the image in the animation viewer to the Windows clipboard. With the image in the clipboard, the user is able to paste the image into any third party software program.
Fast Backward - Play the animation in reverse at a refresh frequency as specified from the delay setting button.
Backward - Go back one slide.
Forward - Go forward one slide.
Fast Forward - Play the animation in forward at a refresh frequency as specified from the delay setting button.
Display Setting - Specify a refresh rate for the animation (in milliseconds).
Exit - Exit the animation viewer.
Time Step - Displays the Map Animation Time Step.
File Name - From the drop down box, select the desired animation viewer to show.
Animation Viewer Methodology
To create a New Animation do the following:
- Create and run an Extended Period Simulation. Click here to learn more about running Extended simulations.
- Launch the Map Display manager by clicking on the Map Display icon on your InfoWater Control Center. Specify your map display options (the Data Source and Data Field and the color ranges). Refer to the section on Map Display Methodology to learn more about customizing your map display.
- Launch the Animation Editor dialog box from the InfoWater Control Center -> InfoWater button -> Tools menu -> Animation Editor command. Specify a name for the animation as shown below and click on the Create button.
- Launch the InfoWater Output tool bar from your View menu -> Toolbars command and click on the Output Status icon . This will record your animations to your specified file (in this case MapAnimations).
- Once you have successfully recorded your animations launch the Animation Viewer from your InfoWater Control Center -> InfoWater button -> Tools menu. Select the File that you want to view at the bottom your Animation Viewer dialog box.
- Choose the time steps and evaluate your animations. You may choose to copy, go to the first slide, fast backward, go backward, go forward, fast forward or view the last animation slide.
- Finally exit from the Animation Viewer dialog box by clicking on the Exit icon.
Flow Animation feature allows the user to view and analyze the model’s flow movement dynamic activity thoroughly. Animation speed can be set and can be adjusted interactively at any given simulation time period.
To use the flow animation, the user needs to perform the following:
1. Successful EPS simulation
2. Select the necessary area in a domain (The flow animation ONLY works with a domain).
3. Select the flow animation tool
4. To stop the flow animation, select the flow animation tool.