Mapdl.anfile(lab='', fname='', ext='', **kwargs)

Saves or resumes an animation sequence to or from a file.


  • lab

    Label type.

    SAVE - Save the current animation to a file.

    RESUME - Resume an animation from a file.

  • fname – File name and directory path (248 characters maximum, including the characters needed for the directory path). An unspecified directory path defaults to the working directory; in this case, you can use all 248 characters for the file name.

  • ext – Filename extension (eight-character maximum).


This command saves an animation to a file from local terminal segments or resumes an animation from a file to local terminal segments. See the /SEG command for details on segment storage. See the ANCNTR macro for a convenient method of storing graphics frames in terminal memory segments. This command is device dependent and is valid in any processor.