Aquaterm is a great as a front end for displaying
bitmaps from perl scripts. However, it is a little less
ideal in its native configuration for displaying a
series of bitmaps as a movie. If you keep adding
bitmaps aquaterm consumes more and more memory. If you
call aqtClearPlot() in between adding bitmaps to free
up the memory it also forces a redraw of the plot,
causing the window to display the background color.
This isn't bad, but it does create an annoying flicker.
I've dealt with this by adding a variant of the method
aqtClearPlot() which has the line "[thePlot draw]"
commented out (in AQTClientManager.m). It would be nice
if something like this was incorporated into future
versions of aquaterm, or even better, if there was some
way to modify a previously created bitmap. This way you
wouldn't lose all the other plot items when you wanted
to update the bitmap.