I understand that as of a year ago, the TimeManager plugin was not intended to handle more than a handfull of rasters. This post is in blind hope that this has changed!

I'm trying to create a map with animated rasters and so far I'm having more success with TimeManager in QGIS than with my approach in GRASS (see related threads: 1, 2 on ps.map problems). I can create an animation with a few frames by using TimeManager, but the approach won't scale to thousands of frames as needed for two reasons:

  1. I have to add the layers one at a time.
  2. I have to enter the start time for each frame in the TimeManager panel. I had thought that it could automatically get the start time from the file names, which I created in the format YYYY-MM-DD.

I understand that raster support is new and somewhat less developed than vector support, but I'm hopeful that there's a way to automate this, which I have simply missed.

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Unfortunately the situation hasn't changed and there are no immediate plans either. But any developer can pick up the code and enhance it.

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