|4.3.0||Time Animation Widget|
|4.3.1||Time Animation Properties Dialog|
|4.3.3||Define Animation Times Tab|
OKyou will set the properties in the Animation Widget. If you have the
Save As Defaultbutton checked then the properties will be saved off and used every time a new Animation Widget is created. For example, you may find that you are always setting the dwell rate to a particular value. You can save that state off as the default state for all Animation Widgets that are subsequently created, both in the current run of the IDV and in future runs.
The Dwell controls how fast the animation occurs. Click on the slider icon: to change the values. Values are seconds/frame.
Share Timesbutton. See here for more information.
Boxes Visible to show the boxes in the Time Animation Widget.
The time boxes allow you to configure which frames will be disabled in the Time Animation Widget.
This behaves the same as the boxes in the main widget.
You can also set the behavior for when the set of times available changes
Reset->To menu. The options are the Start Time, End Time, or No Change.
Define your own list of timesbutton.
You define how to determine the start time, end time and a
time interval. The
Interval is used to create the set of time steps (inclusive) between the start and
The start time and end time modes are determined one of four ways:
Use First/Last Time from DataThis takes the time from the data that is being displayed.
Current Time (Now)This automatically updates the animation time set to use the current clock time. This is useful for animation of real time data. If you select this option you can then define how often the animation set is updated with the
Refresh Ratefield. The
Round Tofield allows you to specify a rounding factor.
FixedThis mode allows to you to specify a fixed date/time.
Relative to End/Start timeThis mode uses the other time as the base time. For example, you could set the end time to be the Current Time. And set the start time to be relative to the end time minus 1 hour (using the start time offset field). Note: you cannot have start and end times both be relative to one another.
Offset Dialogwill be shown:
If you check the
Set as Time Driver checkbox, the times that you
set are used as the Time Driver times. You can then load in data to match to
these times. See the Field Selector
section for more information.
By pressing the
Apply button, you can apply the changes that
you have made. This is also a good way to see if there are any errors.
For example, the end time cannot be less than the start time.