I want to control (or sample) the display settings so that I can produce
animations in VisAD/Python. I see some potential methods to do it, but I
don't have enough info to use them.
If I want to control the display, for example Zoom, Viewing Angle,
Setting for Isosurface Value, etc, I assume I should use something
related to the subs.makeMaps method that allows changes to mappings in
"real-time" rather than only at the display setup time. The
control of those mappings is through "names" that do not seem
to be fully documented in the version of the VisAD Python Function
Quick Reference that I have
I am not sure is makeMaps will function as a real-time
I could also sample display parameters as above while the user
manipulates the display and then create an animation from that. There is
a method subs.getDisplay that appears to capture some information about
the current status of the display, but the getDisplay attribute is not
recognized by my version of VisAD/Python. I am also not sure how much
information it sends back and whether it is what I want, since I have not
been able to try it.
Are there other methods to control or sample the display parameters so
that I can generate an animation of a fully controlled display? So far, I
can control and animate actions within the display, such as positioning
of slices through a data set using a slider function.