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 can I combine my 3D graphics and animate them?

I'm just a beginner but can someone tell me how I can take my image of an Elf and put it together with a 3d background and I'm trying to animate it snowing but I wanna use a "play" button. Trying to ...
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How should I reproduce this colorful swirling gif?

Surfing on the web, I came upon this cool gif: Does any one know how to reproduce this in Mathematica? I have some ideas myself, so I will try to answer this question as well.
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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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How to control Manipulate speed

I want to ask about how can we control Manipulate function so that it is not incrementing the step until the expression is calculated. I have the following simple ...
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Creating a .gif file from a complex Manipulate function [duplicate]

I am trying to create a .gif file from the following manipulate functions (sorry for the poor formatting but I couldn't figure how to do it better) : ...
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Is there a way to use pause in Manipulate?

Is there a way to do any similar to Do[Print["Iteration...", j]; Pause[1], {j, 1, 6}] with Manipulate? (to show the ...
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Combining solar system planets orbits and positions in Graphics3D and Show

I am building an animated model of the solar system, where I would like to display the OrbitPaths of the planets along with their ...
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Setting an initial value for ListAnimate?

ListAnimate is fairly similar to Manipulate, but while Manipulate has a simple way to request an initial value for the manipulation parameter, I haven't found a way to tell ListAnimate to start with a ...
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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: ...
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Animating moving surface of torus

I would like to try to recreate something similar to Paolo Čerić's torus animation: I have isolated the moving surface torus section form this Wolfram Demonstration by Kevin Sonnanburg: ...
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Manipulate AnimationRunning equivalent?

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 ...
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Why does the order of arguments in Show influence the result?

I am wondering why there is a difference in the results from evaluating the two expressions, which differ only in the order of the arguments given to Show. When I ...
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project moving point onto a line

The following code displays three solutions to the logistic ODE with an animated points that follow the solutions.. My goal is to project the solutions on to a vertical phase line. I need to be able ...
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Export Graphics using Move in Optica

I am modeling an eye and am using TurboPlot and DrawSystem. I would like to export the graph, but using the ...
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Using an image as a moving object in an animation

I have following animation: ...
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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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Animation of tube with fixed height

the problem is following: my task is to make an animation: tube changes its radius but doesn't change its height. With command ...
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Exporting Animated gif [duplicate]

I am trying to export an animated gif to my desktop but when I do so and open it, the image doesn't move. I've tried with avi and it works.The only reason that I'm exporting as a gif is to the ...
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need help rotating an object about the z-axis using animation

This should be an easy question for anyone familiar with 3D animations. I have a 2D shape denoted by the equation ((x-1)^2+y^2) ((x+1)^2+y^2)==1 and I ...
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Move the Animation Controls in a Manipulate Slider [duplicate]

Quick formatting question: How can I move the animation controls for a slider from underneath it to say, on the side? For example, I have this: But I would like all of those controls to be on the ...
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'Play' button in Manipulation and slow evaluations

I'm trying to create animation of some discrete process using Manipilate: ...
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How to animate 3-D figure using sequence of data [closed]

I have four points in 3-D, I want to join the points with a line. The points move with time. So I want to animate the jointed Point in three dimensions. I try to use ...
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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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How create true reflect movement disk in the ellipse?

Help me please. Task: Disk movement inside the Ellipse so that naturally Disk reflected from the walls and continued to move. Thanks. My friend was able make a move on the square only: ...
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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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What is going wrong when I save an animation as a SWF-file?

The first I am trying to export animations from Mathematica to a file and then to LaTeX. Don't assume I know anything about what I'm doing. The following definitions defines the still image of a ...
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Start animation after choosing of initial values without Animate

I want to simply set some parameters with sliders and click a button to start animation. I know that I can manage this with Animate and Manipulate, but my animation is written like in this post, ...
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Animate crashes Mathematica

I'm editing my post by giving all the code I have until now. I'd like to write a program which "unravels" randomly and piece by piece a given image. At the moment, I'm using an image randomly created ...
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How to draw a spring?

I am new to Mathematica and have recently been exploring graphical animations. So I was experimenting with simple concepts in periodic motion and hence wondered how can I draw a simple spring? Is ...
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Animation is jerky, but slider is not

When I do the following simple animation (from the book Mathematica Navigator, p. 316) the slider control changes the image smoothly, but when I play the animation it is jerky. Is there anything that ...
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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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Animate a triangle that follows a curve

Given: ...
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Any way to speed up evaluation in an Animate?

I have a self-defined function which is fairly complicated and gives the analytical form. The result contains two independent variables. I use Animate to plot the ...
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Animate a sequence of bitmap-like data Mathematica 9.0.0

I am new to Mathematica, but already find it a very nice tool. Right now I am trying to create an animation of numeric data, where each frame corresponds to a distinct text file with a table-like ...
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How can I simulate this animation of checking for prime numbers?

I can only implement a very simple one, I want to make my code look like that. Any better ideas? ...
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How to include Mathematica animation in a PowerPoint presentation?

Note: Cross-posted at Wolfram Community I want to include a Mathematica animation in PowerPoint presentation. My code is: ...
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Saving Animate[…] as GIF using Save Graphic As

Is saving an animation as simple as clicking "Save Graphic As..." in the right-click context menu of the animation? It doesn't seem to work for me—the file naming dialog comes up and I click ...
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How do I save the last graphical output of Animate so as to make it the background for the next Animate?

I am making an instructional program in which a random number appears and moves across and down into the appropriate bin, landing on top of the existing stack. Then another number appears, repeating ...
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How to rotate 3D graphics in ListAnimate … without making a mess?

Manipulate is, of course, wonderful … but there are LOTS of examples that are simply far too computationally intensive to use live real-time animations for. In such ...
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Jumps on a Plot animation

The following code: ...
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Exporting a sequence of graphs as video efficiently

I have a sequence of graphs that are being created within Mathematica which I'm exporting to create an animated plot of the graph, as follows. ...
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Remove controls in Animate with exception of PlayPauseButton

I'd like to retain the PlayPauseButton in the Animate and remove all other Controls ...
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Animated 3D graphics is low resolution [duplicate]

I'm trying to animate a 3D shape in Mathematica 7. It's working, but the graphics is extremely crude while animated. The resolution gets better if I stop the animation. Is there a way to get a nice ...
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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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Animated Vector plot

I'm trying to make an animation of a time-varying 2D vector field. However, I'm got a difficulty in that Mathematica normalises the length of the vectors with each call to ...
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Restarting an Animate animation after variable in Manipulate changes

I've been trying to restart an animation after variables change from Manipulate PopUpMenus. My animation takes the form: ...
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rotating 3d text

Is it possible to create a 3d rotating text like this: animation here. Here is my try so far: ...
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Track object movement

Referring to this link I happen to realize that actually the trace being projected is dependent on an equation and not on disk or circle. Though I was presuming that it is getting traced because of ...