I have results from two different transients runs that I'd like to use to create a
single mpeg animation file. How do I do this?
There are two possible approaches here.
One way would be to load the first results file and create key frames for the first and last timesteps stored in the results file and set the number of frames between the first and second keyframe to be the total number of timesteps stored in the results file minus 2.
Then load the next results file and load the first timestep. Set the number of frames between the second and third keyframes to zero. Then load the last time step and create a new keyframe with the number of frames between the third and fourth keyframes set to the total number of timesteps in the second results file minus 2.
Another approach would be to create one transient animation mpeg for the first results file and then do the same for the second results file, making sure that the camera views are identical.
On Windows, you can combine two or more mpeg files into a combined file using the following command from
the DOS prompt:
copy /b file1.mpg+file2.mpg file3.mpg
where file1.mpg and file2.mpg are the two individual mpeg files and file3.mpg is the destination file for the combined mpeg. The combined file should play fine on Windows Media Player.