Save to Quicktime during calculations?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg66283] Save to Quicktime during calculations?*From*: lawrenceknight at bellsouth.net (Larry Knight)*Date*: Sat, 6 May 2006 23:50:56 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hello; I have a Mathematica program which produces a 3-D surface as its output, which varies with time. I have a loop which produces one rendering of the surface for each time interval. I am currently making the output into a QuickTime movie by selecting the rendered output cells at the end of fhe computation, and converting to QuickTime. However, I cannot run the program for as long as I would like due to running out of memory after a large number of time iterations. So, my question is: Can I somehow direct the rendered output frames DIRECTLY to a QuickTime file (even if the file is not optimally compressed)? Or, if that is not possible, can I direct the output to another type of file format which some QuickTime editor can then process without too much pain? At the moment I have to produce a short QuickTIme movie, then restart Mathematica to regain my memory, then produce another short movie, then stitch them together, etc. There has to be a better way! No doubt one of you has solved this problem already. I would appreciate any help. By the way, I am running Mathematica 2.2 on an iMac under the Classic emulator of OSX. Thanks in advance, Larry Knight Please also reply to: LarryKnight71 (at) oohay (backwards) .com