I have several months of data where it is only between 8am and 5pm mon-fri. When I export .png images in time manager it includes the time in between, eg 5pm-8am and sat-sun. Is there a way for it to ignore those times and only export the data?

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    I think at the moment, the plugin only allows you to ignore features which contain empty geometries, not certain times. I understand it would be too tedious to constantly change the Start and End times for all those days and then export the images. You could post a feature request and hope it will come in a future version =)
    – Joseph
    Oct 6, 2016 at 9:41
  • I thought so. I'm doing one hour intervals and over a 12 week period that equates to 480 images of movement verses 1636 static or 77% of the time nothing is happening. If it was possible I could do 20 minute intervals and have a better video with out sacrificing length. I'll try a feature request.
    – brink
    Oct 6, 2016 at 17:28
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    Do you need to display the date/time on your animation through the plugin? If not, you can use unix timestamps as a substitute for frame numbers, or for allocating sequential numbers to successive working hours. Would need some python code, though
    – Steven Kay
    Oct 6, 2016 at 20:31
  • Date/time isn't necessary however I'm not versed in python coding.
    – brink
    Oct 6, 2016 at 22:07

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No that's currently not possible.

If you are able to provide a pull request to add the feature (and accompanying tests), please feel free to do so.

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