[GRASS-dev] TclTk animator finished - replaces xganim
neteler at itc.it
Thu Sep 13 04:36:15 EDT 2007
Could we have a script to launch it from command line, too, to
replace "xganim" in C? Then, if all functionality is covered, we
could deprecate the C version.
Michael Barton wrote:
> I finished updating the new TclTk animation module and committed it to the
> cvs. It does pretty much what xganim did, but with somewhat nicer
> It also has several important improvements over xganim.
> Enter up to 4 animation series "views", following same format used by
> where rast[1-n] refers to raster maps rast1,rast2,rast3,...,rastn
> You can also enter maps in the format, not supported by xganim
> An important improvement is that xganim currently will only actually work
> with a series of 10 maps, rast[0-9]. Because it seek only individual
> characters at the end of each map in the series, it cannot recognize
> higher than the numerals 0-9. That is 11 is simply two ones. The TclTk
> animator WILL recognize these as numbers, so that you can animate a series
> of maps limited only by system capabilities.
> As with xganim, single animation series will be displayed to fill the
> canvas window; a multi-view animation (up to 4 views) will divide the
> into 4 subwindows with an animation series in each subwindow. Up to 4
> simultaneous animations can be run.
> Another improvement over xganim is that you can animate series with
> different numbers of frames simutaneously (e.g., a multi-view animation
> a 100 frame animation in one subwindow and a 20 frame animation in another
> I'm not sure if the labels are working properly yet, but everything else
> seems to be. Give it a try and let me know if you run into any snags.
> Michael Barton, Professor of Anthropology
> Director of Graduate Studies
> School of Human Evolution & Social Change
> Center for Social Dynamics & Complexity
> Arizona State University
> phone: 480-965-6213
> fax: 480-965-7671
> www: http://www.public.asu.edu/~cmbarton
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