OOF2: The Manual
OOF.Graphics_n.File.Animate — Animate the Mesh displayed in the graphics window.
- Parent Menu: OOF.Graphics_n.File
- Start the animation at this time. Type: A floating point number, or the earliest or latest time.
- End the animation at this time. Type: A floating point number, or the earliest or latest time.
- How to select times between 'start' and 'finish'. Type: An object of the
- Update the display this many times per second. Type: A real number.
- How to play the animation. Type: An object of the
The Animate command animates the contents of the
graphics window. After a time dependent problem has been solved,
the command causes the graphics window to recompute and redisplay
its time dependent
Layers, using data from the different times
stored in the displayed
Meshes. The times stored in a
the times at which Scheduled Outputs were
requested when the
Mesh was being solved.
Layers that will be animated are those whose
when parameter is set to
Layers that do not have a
when parameter, or
when parameter is set to anything other than
will be drawn but will not change during the animation.
parameters to Animate set bounds on the times
that will be displayed.
start must be less
parameter determines how the intermediate times between
finish will be
selected. It can be set to select the times stored in a single
Mesh, or all the times stored in all
Meshes. It can also be set
to select evenly spaced times between
finish. If any of the display times is not
stored in the
Mesh, data will be generated by linear interpolation
between the nearest stored times.
frame_rate parameter determines how many
time slices will be displayed each second. OOF2 will attempt to
display the requisite number, but may not be able to attain it if
it's displaying a lot of data. A future version (later than 2.1.1)
may be able to precompute and cache frames to speed up the
parameter determines whether or not the animation runs just once or
repeatedly, and which direction it goes. Any animation can be
halted via the Activity Viewer
window. This is especially important for those that run repeatedly,
since they won't stop otherwise.