GMV Time Sequence Movies
GMV reads one input file at a time, so making time sequence movies with GMV is
difficult. To overcome this problem, GMV has several command line options
which can be used to start GMV non-interactively and create a single SGI rgb
image. Thus GMV can be called from a script that loops through a series of GMV
input files and create a set of SGI rgb time sequence images. In order to
create the correct images, GMV must be started in interactive mode, and a
representative input file from the series read. Now use GMV to create the
image desired and save an attributes file. This attributes file can then be
referenced on the command line when creating the time sequence movie.
The GMV movie utility program can also be used to create time sequence movies.
The file gmvmovie.c contains a Motif based routine that you can modify
for your needs. For example, gmvmovie can import data from LANL's Common
File System (CFS) mass storage system. You can change the code to import data
from your mass storage system.
See chapter 10 "Making Movies With GMV" in the GMV Users Manual for more
information on using GMV to make time sequence movies.
Click to download an example of a script to create GMV time sequence movies or
the gmvmovie.c source.