Questions on Mathematica's ability to create "moving pictures" from its graphical output, including exporting these animations to other formats.

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How to do System dynamics simulations / diagrams in Mathematica?

System dynamics is an approach to understanding the behaviour of complex systems over time. It deals with internal feedback loops and time delays that affect the behaviour of the entire system. What ...
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Creating an animation illustrating the time-evolution of a pre-computed orbit

As the title says, I would like to use Mathematica in order to create an animation depicting the time-evolution of a three-dimensional (3D) orbit. To begin with, I have an ASCII file which contains ...
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Export Animate command to MOV video

I'm trying to export a rather complex Animate command into a full-HD resolution video, but having no success so far. The animation has around 520 frames (the number ...
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Ghost trails with Animate?

What are some approaches to integrate Ghost trails methods with Animate, which otherwise seem more suited for exporting individual frames? For example, given this rootPlot function, how can trails ...
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When exporting an (animated) GIF, is it possible to specify the size of the color palette?

I've exported an animation to animated GIF, which generated a 15mb file. I've been asked if I could regenerate the file, limiting it to only 16 colors, but I can't find any documentation on how I ...
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How to avoid the wiggly text on Ticks and Labels when rotating 3D objects

Motivation I'm trying to do a nice animation of the rotation of a ParametricPlot3D . My problem is that the Ticks numbers and ...
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Animate point going around a triangle

How can I animate a point moving on a triangle's sides? I can generate a triangle and point, but I have no idea how to define point movement. I'm guessing that I have to use $\sin$ and $\cos$ in ...
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Animation: presenting events that persist in time

I have a list of events that occurred on specific moments in time. In the example below, the three events occurred at 23:09, 23:13 and 23:17. I was able to build an animation that flows from time ...
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How can I animate a set of points imported from file?

I have an external program which generates a set of data - X points at the time t1, X points at the time t2 and so on. These points are stored in CSV file and I can change the format if necessary. ...
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How do I overlay corresponding values over each frame of an animation?

I recorded a phenomenon using video capturing (phen.avi, imported into Mathematica) and simultaneous measurement of some electrical properties of that phenomenon (a ...
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Help recreating a gif

For my math class I am trying to recreate a mathematical GIF. Here is the GIF I wish to make: At this point I think I have a 3D function that would work to lay the hexagons on to. ...
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How do I save my animation/manipulation in pdf?

Is it possible to presserve my animation and manipulation plots in the pdf?
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Exporting images as .avi

Here's a list of images: images = Table[ExampleData[i], {i, ExampleData["TestImage"]}]; And according to the reference "Export exports a list of graphics, ...
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How to build a constant Graphics object

I'm making an animation with Manipulate for a representation. The code looks like this ...
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How to use the same PlotRange and the same PlotLabel size for a sequence of Graphics?

I wish to use ListAnimate to show a sequence of plots with different plot ranges and differently sized plot lables, all unknown in advance, in a way that keeps the ...
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Make ControlActive respond faster within Animate

The following code uses Animate to create an animation that displays as {t, "Inactive"} when paused, and {t, "Active"} when running: ...
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How to control format options of an exported animation?

My woes with Mathematica animations exported in SWF-format continue. The goal is to Export an animation in SWF-format, and also make it scalable, so that when I embed it into a slide set (produced by ...
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Animating a rotating disk

I have a system with 3 degrees of freedom that I want to know if it is possible to visualise with Mathematica in the two-dimensional $X-Y$ plane. I have a plane ...
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How to graph a series of coupled oscillators and watch the wave move along them

Here are the differential equations that set's up the 11 coupled oscillators. ...
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Exported animated gif with matrices will not work?

I want to export a list of matrices as a gif so that they will appear one after another 2 seconds apart. I've tried the following but when I open it up it only does the first two matrices and I have ...
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Exporting as GIF [duplicate]

I want to export a simple animation as GIF. I had a look at here but could not understand what was being described. Any help would be appreciated. For instance, how do I export the following ...
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Zooming into animated plot

Let's say I have the following animation: Animate[ParametricPlot[{Cos[a t], Sin[a t]}, {t, 0, 1}], {a, 0, 2Pi}, AnimationRate -> 0.1] Is there a way to ...
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Animating a circle to move along an curve

Basically, I want to move a graphic (such as a circle) along a given path (such as sin(x)). I was thinking that the trick might be making the x and y coordinates of the circle vary based on the ...
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Why can't Mathematica parallelize this?

The following code makes mathematica print "ParallelTable::nopar1: [...] cannot be parallelized; proceeding with sequential evaluation." ...
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Animate a position change along the curve for every iteration

I've only had few previous experiences on Mathematica before. So basically an entry-level question that harasses a rookie like me. I made the following attempt using bisection method to calculate ...
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Exporting animations under duration constraints for viewing on an iPad

I would like to show some eye-movements data as animation on an iPad, in order to see the "gazes" as they occurred as a function of time. Ideally, I would like to use and see ...
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How can I make an animated demonstration of the Wigner semicircle distribution?

With Mathematica 10, it's possible to draw the semicircle distribution of R. Wigner: ...
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Animating arrows

I have the following Code: ...
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How to monitor the progress of a plot

Im a Mathematica newbie. Can someone tell me how to watch the progress of a plot. For example say I want to watch the curve Exp[-x] when ...
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Animate curve parametric plot on a surface

I have a surface s = Plot3D[{x,y,F[x,y]},{x,-1,1},{y,-1,1}] with $F$ predefined, and a curve ...
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How do I keep my Animate running at high resolution?

I'm building an Animate where I have a 3D plot with some of its parameters changing: ...