Save movie design

VisIt's Save movie feature allows users to create complicated movies from within VisIt. This page talks about the design of VisIt's Save movie capability.

visit -movie

Fundamentally, "Save movie" is implemented as a Python-based command line utility called "visit -movie" that uses VisIt's CLI for generation of movie frames. The movie script generates the movie frames and then calls various movie encoding programs to encode the individual movie frames into a playable movie format.

Types of movies

Session based movies

Script based movies

Template based movies

Movie wizard

VisIt's GUI provides a Save movie wizard that makes setting up movies relatively easy for the average user. The movie wizard has a number of pages that steer the user through the various options needed to set up a movie. MovieWizardDiagram.png