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

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Rotate manually 3D graphics when (auto)playing

Is there a possibility in Mathematica to allow for manual rotation of 3D graphics when (auto)playing either using Manipulate or ...
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Creating a colour variation effect of the Northern Lights

As is well known (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVsONlc3OUY ), the Northern Lights or Auroral displays appear as variations of several colours (generally pale green and pink). Is there a ...
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Animating N points

So I'm trying to create an animation of N interacting particles in two dimensions confined in a box. Generating the data is fine and it's being stored in a text file with two columns for each ...
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Compare different speeds of parametrizations in same animation box

I recently taught my calculus III students about arclength parametrizations, and I wanted to show them the different parametrizations in action, but in Mathematica, there seems to be a default speed ...
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How do I animate just one variable out of three inside Manipulate/Not show line until Animate?

1) In the following code, I want to Animate just the Elapsed Time (t) variable. How do I write an ...
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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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How to customize an animation [duplicate]

I want to create an animation regarding the restricted three-body problem for the Earth-Moon system. The code is as follows ...
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How do I get an “animation” to play? [closed]

This assumes that "animation" means what I think it does. "a way of making a movie by using a series of drawings, computer graphics, or photographs of objects (such as puppets or models) that are ...
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Rotate with Euler angles in Graphics3D [closed]

I need to rotate with the Euler angle sequence: Yaw by $\psi$ around $z$ Pitch by $\theta$ around $y'$ Roll by $\phi$ around $x''$ I know of Rotate[] in ...
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Is there a way to pre-calculate a slow animation and then run easily with no lag? [duplicate]

I have an animation of a triple pendulum on a moving base, however even after trying to change the whole coding to make it faster by using module and all it is still pretty bad as I need it to be ...
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Tree graph showing the orbits under the Collatz map?

ReverseCollatzPaths is a nice demonstration of a radial tree graph showing the orbits under the Collatz map. However, Jason Davies gives, I think, a nicer visulalization using Python, with a ...
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Running an animation if a certain condition is met using Manipulate

I'm having trouble finding a way to play an animation (inside Manipulate) if a certain condition is met. I'm representing liquid volume with rectangles and if the ...
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How to make an animation of circle “decaying” into two smaller circles using Manipulate? [closed]

I have defined three functions: $x[t], x_1[t],x_2[t]$. $x[t]$ describes the motion of a circle of some radius $r$ that, at some moment $t_0$ decays into two circles of radii $r_1$ and $r_2$. The ...
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problem exporting an Animate video

Here's my code: ...
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A single point moving at different speeds through different regions on a plot (Manipulate)

I've been working on this for a while with little success. I have a point (that needs to be connected to a Manipulate control in some way), that moves up the plot ...
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How can I draw a box with moving particles inside and a hole in one side? [closed]

The idea is to create a simulation for ideal gas motion in a container that have a hole and then find the speed distribution for the gas particles that leave the box through the hole. I have a ...
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Animating a 3D shape along path a (2D and 3D) parametric function curve [Update]

I have a 3D object under the action of gravity field.The trajectory of path is a parabola.I would like to animate , as in the example GIF. ...
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Adding Disk to Parametric Plot Animation

I have a simple animation of a spacecraft being gravitationally deflected by Mars and wanted to be able to represent Mars as a red disk, but am having trouble doing this. Here is the code (where the ...
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Stopping plot from shaking

This code: ...
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Powerset Animation/Invisible Vertices/Graph Layout

I wanted to visualize the cumulative powerset construction process and came up with two functions: ...
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animation of a straightline according to given constraints [closed]

I want to create an animation in which a linesegment of fixed length will move along a straight line(the line segment is attached to the straightline at its mid-point) [i should be able to vary the ...
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Animating a parametric plot

I am attempting to animate my parametric plot, but am having difficulties. I tried simply wrapping the plot code with an Animate[expression,{t,0,5}], but that ...
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How to create a smile animation in Mathematica?

I want to create a yellow smile, with normal mouth which smiles in cycle. I only know that I need to use CDF player and Manipulate, but do not have any idea how to do that. Thanks!
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Arrowheads on parametric curves [duplicate]

I have the following animated parametric curve where the gap looks like it's rotating in the counterclockwise direction. ...
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Import a jpeg file and a mov file and display them side by side

I am planning to use Mathematica for a presentation. In one of the slides I need to place a jpeg file side by side to a mov file. ...
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Animating an InterpolationFunction and its integral

I have a list of data that I interpolate (Omega[t]) and animate - it is working fine, but an Integrate over the ...
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Scaling vectors in an animated vector field [duplicate]

I want to animate a VectorPlot3D. But, Mathematica rescales the vectors in every frame. Can you scale them all to one fix point? For example, scale the vectors on ...
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Error message with Animate?

I have a error message, but after I execute ndsolve cell is all right.What is the Reason for this error? ...
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Stitching Mathematica-produced movies together

I have hundred thousands of images from a numerical simulation and want to make a movie from them. This is easy done with Export["movie.mov", imagelist] However, ...
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Adding dynamic graphics to an animation

I'm making this demonstration that draws a parametric plot of the unit circle, while at the same time has two plots off to the side that draw the sine and cosine curves. I have this made up as an ...
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Rotation of a cylinder around its vertical axis [closed]

I want that that cylinder plotted by RevolutionPlot3D[{Sin[t], Cos[t], u}, {t, 0, 2 Pi}, {u, -10, 0.02}] to rotate around its vertical axis. If possible I want ...
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Animation of a plane wave

I want to animate in 3D the plane wave $\sin(\omega t+kx+\phi)$, but following the form from the documentation, I can only make $k$ or $\omega$ vary, and I want $t$ to change. How do I do that?
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Solving and Animating Three Body Problem

I am attempting to solve a three-body problem using the Lagrange formalism, with a 1/r potential. I started off by defining T and U (kinetic and potential energy) as follows: ...
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Animation stays blank during animation

In attempting to answer this question about animating a rolling disk, I constructed a ParametricPlot to Animate. The plot looks ...
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Animated Wave propagation using split operator method

Here is the state of the art: By solving the time-dependent Schrödinger equation, one obtains that the propagated wave function after time step $\Delta t$ can be calculated by applying the ...
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Better way to visualize cylinder puzzle solution

The above puzzle has been a recent source of amusement in my clique. I decided to provide a visualization to motivate solution (here): My code: ...
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How to trim the image after rotating?

Want to rotate this image and then trim it. consider image=R6UgC.jpg; Imrot=Rotate[image, 2 Degree]; ImageTrim[Imrot, {{560, 400}, {900, 900}}] getting error ...
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Make animation with multiple external data files

I am currently solving PDEs for a discrete vector field with C++. The output at a time t is an array where each row represents a site and there are 6 columns, the first 3 give the position of the site ...
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Random polyhedra walk

I would like to recreate ssch's random polyhedra random walk, which he posted in the chat. For convenience here it is again: This is my best attempt so far: You can download the notebook with ...
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How to show several plots with ListAnimate

I'm having trouble running some animations, I would appreciate some help. I want to use the ListAnimate to show the results of a Monte Carlo simulation, that I ...
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Animate jerky after closing and opening section cell

[ Edit: 31 March 2015: I have just upgraded to Mathematica 10.1.0.0 and the problem (bug) is no longer present.] Mathematica 10.0.1.0 Mac OS X 10.10.2 x86 MacBook Pro late 2013 Consider the ...
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How to make a movie from a complex demonstration?

I have a complex Manipulate-based demonstration containing a few sliders and a Setterbar. I would like to make a movie out of it, avi, or whatever else. The ...
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Animating a Large Graphic Aborts, but Dynamic Works Fine

I'm trying to animate a large Graphics output, and it is returning $Aborted. I'm confused because when I use Dynamic and Slider, the graphics output is exactly what I want, i.e., I can 'animate' the ...
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Animate function

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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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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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How do I change the size of an imported picture in an animation?

My code right now plots a function, and animates an image moving along the curve of the function. I want to reduce the size of the image for this animation but I can't figure out how. If I try to ...
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Pausing a dynamic display

I'm trying to display some graphs, which were defined with plot above this line of code. The parametric plot moves through all of the x values, the others are stationary. I would like the parametric ...
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3D surface that looks like a virus

I have been recently using Mathematica for composing animations that are part of the supplementary information of my papers. I am currently trying to build an animation that involves a viral ...