We've implemented something like that so that we can have snapshots taken at preset times and saved to files. It's done by adding a new method to Display2D.java:
takeSnapshot(String filename). You can then call this method whenever you like and feed it a String for the filename.

I've attached our modified file. The new method is right after the original takeSnapshot().

-Paul Smaldino
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On Mon, May 3, 2010 at 9:33 AM, Mark Coletti <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
It is possible to save a snapshot of a simulation from the GUI.  However, I would like to do the same from a _headless_ MASON configuration.  That is, I want to run MASON from the command line and have it emit PNG snapshots of the simulation; this will _not_ be from within a GUI.  Is there a convenient way of doing this?


Mark Coletti
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Paul Smaldino
Agent-Based Modeling Laboratory
Department of Psychology
University of California, Davis
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