[Rd] rgl.snapshot() on Vista
murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Fri Dec 5 00:05:53 CET 2008
Ben Bolker wrote:
> Dear Daniel (and Duncan):
> back in January you reported that you were having trouble saving an rgl
> movie on Vista. I don't know if you ever got that resolved, but a
> student of mine is now having a similar problem, not specific to dynamic
> graphics (which would have to be a problem outside of rgl anyway). He
> may report more on the symptoms, but essentially rgl.snapshot produces
> black or funky output on a simple static image. rgl.postscript hangs.
> I am afraid this might be a generic Vista problem ... I haven't yet
> gotten around to rebooting my Linux machine into Vista so that I can
> check on it.
I haven't heard of this problem before. I would guess it is more likely
related to your video driver (which may be Vista-specific), rather than
Vista per se. If that's the case, it's really hard to fix or work
around, but it may be worthwhile seeing if the video card maker has an
> The example we ran would be something as simple as
> ## brings rgl window to top, creates funky gray and white png file
> rgl.postscript("test.ps") ## hangs
> Duncan, do you have any ideas? Do you have any reports (positive
> or negative) from people running rgl.snapshot() on Vista?
> RSiteSearch("rgl vista") turned up only this thread ...
> Ben Bolker
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