Hello there! In this post I am going to help you run your first project with Celeris. In general, it shouldn't take more than a few minutes to get started.
If you have already downloaded Celeris you must have received a zip-file, if not go to Downloads tab (http://www.celeria.org/downloads) and download the software. Celeris is distributed in its complied form and you don’t need any third party software (complier, library, etc.) to run it. Extract the zip file to somewhere on your drive, and let’s get started!
You will find a User Manual in this folder, we recommend you to read it thoroughly. Now go to the folder Celeris Advent (v1.x.x) and run Celeris.exe.
A file browser must pop-up (If it did not, see troubleshooting at the bottom of this page). Navigate to your Celeris folder and to Examples > Conical Island and open conical_island.cml. Simulation must start after a few seconds of pre-processing.
Congratulations! You are running your first interactive Boussinesq simulation with over 360,000 cells! The simulation speed depends on the performance of your system’s GPU. Now, feel free to navigate Celeris GUI and explore its visualization and interactivity capabilities.
1 - If the software is complaining about missing files from the DirectX library, please update your DirectX from here: http://bit.ly/2hB8hsK.
2 – If the software starts running an experiment without asking you to open a file, or if you see an error about “Input CML File”, open setting.init file (located at the same folder as Celeris.exe) in Notepad, and make sure the first line is an empty line. This file is used to pass input files to Celeris, and is useful to automate the process of running the software, but we will get to that later!