i’ve done many inflow animations before but have never encountered a situation like this.
this is the inflow object (selected) inside an obstacle. the obstacle has an open end (right side) for the inflow fluid to flow out
this is the scene. a total of four obstacles and one inflow object (selected)
this is what the FIRST frame looks like after bake. it is almost as if the first 200 frames were skipped
all temporary files have been deleted so the scene itself must be making it and no old liquid simulation files sneaked in.