Mathematica Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of Mathematica. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have a Manipulate function with two variables. I would like one of them to begin autorunning immediately once the function is evaluated, but the other to remain static until moved.

Does Manipulate have an equivalent to Animate's AnimationRunning->True, which would enable me to allow one of the variables to start being animated without having to convert the entire function into an Animate, which would affect the way the panel is displayed, as well as making both variables begin playing at once?

share|improve this question
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Keep Manipulate, but use Animator type for one of the sliders and control AppearanceElements to make it look whatever you need:

 {x, y},
 {x, 0, 1, Animator, AppearanceElements -> "ProgressSlider"},
 {y, 0, 1}]
share|improve this answer
Fantastic, @Vitaliy. Works like a treat. Thanks! – Aron Apr 2 '14 at 0:25

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.