Animation shows screen saver

Daniel G. Downey danmotif at
Thu Aug 5 10:34:58 EDT 1999


   Is there a way to write animation files (Or ppm or tiff or whatever)
without going through a GUI window?  ie., batch mode?  I would like to
use a gui only to orient the object the way I want then say "Run Animation"

  I have written a program that outputs a ppm file of a moving iso-surface.
For each step, save an image, etc.   It works but the %$@$^@ thing saves
anything in front of the GUI window. (Including SCREEN SAVER shots!!)  For 
large datasets it can take hours and you don't dare touch anything or you
get a picture of say your email in the image.

Thanks for any help,
Dan Downey

 Daniel Downey   Email:  downey at 
 Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering             
 Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive,
 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1S 5B6   
 tel:(613) 520-2600 ext 5649   fax:(613) 520-5715

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