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Hi, I am trying to come up with a fancy and efficient way of displaying the
progress of film deposition. I would like to display the progress in an
upward "fill," with each sequential layer showing up as it is completed.

The best way I have come up with is to use the waveform graph, and pass an
1xn (where n is my width in pixels of the graph) array, with the values set
to give different colors, based on the material being deposited.

The other alternative is to use the waveform chart. That would be nice, but
I would need to rotate it. Any suggestions?

Brennan
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Brennan Peterson wrote in message
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> Hi, I am trying to come up with a fancy and efficient way of displaying
the
> progress of film deposition. I would like to display the progress in an
> upward "fill," with each sequential layer showing up as it is completed.
>
> The best way I have come up with is to use the waveform graph, and pass an
> 1xn (where n is my width in pixels of the graph) array, with the values
set
> to give different colors, based on the material being deposited.
>
> The other alternative is to use the waveform chart. That would be nice,
but
> I would need to rotate it. Any suggestions?

Not quite clear on what you want, but couldn't you use the vertical slide
control from the
"numeric" palette and change the formatting options?
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I deposit multilayers, and I would like to have a nice progress bar, which
shows the relative (%) completion and the relative amounts of each layer.
To do so, some sort of graph which fills up line by line, but has different
layers represented by different colors.

I think an intensity graph is best (though I am open to new ideas). I was
going to make (1 x n) arrays, and fill them with a particular number. Say,
1 for copper, 2 for nicjel, 3 for silicon, 4 for molybdenum, ect. Then,
after a calculated time (depending on the deposition rate), I would pass
that array to the graph, which has as a colormap which lists a different
color for each type of material.

Any other suggestions

Brennan
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