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

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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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Incorporating an additional graphics element when using Animate and ParametricPlot3D

I'm trying to animate some curves that wrap around a cylinder. OK so far: ...
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Is it possible to insert an animated image into Mathematica notebook?

I find it very convenient to use Mathematica notebooks to organise the codes + results. I was wondering if it is possible to insert an animated image (say an animated gif) in the middle of a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to use SaveDefinitions when using Rasterized Frames for a ListAnimate?

In another post (Is it possible to prerender animation in Wolfram Mathematica?) I got a good way to prerender frames in order to get a smooth animation using ListAnimate. I need to save the Animation ...
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3D orbits and inaccuracy over time

I wrote a little program to use Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation to animate 3 planets orbiting a central star, but I have run into a problem. Here is the code that I used to create the program (I ...
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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 ...
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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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Making mathematical animations with Mathematica

I recently stumbled upon the Cycloid and was working on finding its length and such when I found this animation on Wikipedia. Strikingly pretty and small in size too (66KB) So on searching how he ...
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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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How do I manipulate a 3D point plot?

I currently have a recursion done in 3D. At the moment, I am able to manipulate the points, but I cannot use "Joined->True" to connect them Currently this is what I have ...
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Why animator smoothes dynamic updates, or how to make pacman drink beer

How could I make a pacman drink beer in Mathematica? This is what I have so far ...
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Animating the Lorenz Equations

I am trying to use the Animate command to vary a parameter of the Lorenz Equations in 3-D phase space and I'm not having much luck. The equations are: ...
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How can I simulate a pot lid rotating around an axis that is quickly rotating?

How can I simulate the rotation of a pot lid about an axis that is quickly rotating as in the following image? I'm particular interested in the motion of the red dot. Here is my attempt: ...
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Keeping axes fixed in an Animate of a 3D graphic

I am using the following code to animate a 20 3D ListPointPlots: ...
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How to create this four-dimensional cube animation?

This is a tesseract, a four-dimensional cube, which contains two cubes. Here, each side length of the smaller one is 1, while the side length of the bigger one is 2. How do make I it? I am still ...
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In a Manipulate[], control timing of Autorun

I've made a gauge like instrument that will get used to prompt someone to maintain rhythmic breathing patterns during heart/brain coherence training. ...
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How can I create a fountain effect?

Inspired by this (please use Chrome or Firefox), I tried to simulate it, but I couldn't do it. I'm not familiar with Dynamic. Here is my simple code: ...
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Resetting an animation with a custom button

I have the following code, which accepts a function via an InputField, and then gradually draws that function in a Plot using ...
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Simple Animate[] question

I am trying to make a visualization of random process: coin flip. What I want to visualize is the result of i-th try: 1 or 0 value (the dot) and the mean (line) at i-th step. My code is as follows: ...
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How can I highlight a moving bar in an animation of a bar chart?

I wrote the following code, but I don't know how to highlight the moving bar. ...
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Is it possible to prerender animation in Wolfram Mathematica?

I have a DensityPlot which is evaluated for a long time. I wish to use it with animation, but it is absolutely inapropriate. Is it possible to render animation ...
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How to stop Animate animation when reaching a defined value

I have following code Animate[ Plot[myvariable x,{x,0,100} ], {myvariable,0.1,1},AnimationRunning->If[myvariable==1,False,True] ] How do I make the animation ...
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Combine a (2D)plot with an animation

I have a plot which is rather expensive to "present", and I want to create an animation on top of it. EDIT: "present" here does not just mean create the plot, but also to rasterize and present in on ...
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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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How do I emulate MATLAB's comet plot?

I have tried the following code: ParametricPlot[{Sin[12 u] Cos[u], Sin[12 u] Sin[u]}, {u, 0, 2 Pi}] and it produced the following image: MATLAB has a ...
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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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How to eliminate the backward play in Export of Manipulate?

I find that the Export of Manipuate contains backforward play, see a simplified example: ...
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how to draw a moving point on a curve?

I almost remember an example that has a moving red point on a given curve, which will moving time and time again, with no controls... now, here is my question: given a curve by ...
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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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How to save animation in mp4 format instead of avi?

I'd like to save Manipulate[] output so that I can embed an mp4 in my pdf document (using the media9 latex package). I've done this successfully in the past by ...
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Animation of Differential Equations from NDSolve with ParametricPlot3D and Evaluate

I have a system of differential equations (referred to as "s") and use NDSolve to obtain the solution. I substitute the interpolated functions for the original ...
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Exporting to quicktime in linux version?

In MMA (8.0.0/Linux), I tried to to create an animation using the command Export["s4s5mov.mov", listOfFigures] and got the output Doing a little research, one ...
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Animate the scattering of a Wave Packet

I know mathematica is probably not the best choice for intense numerical integration, but its the only software I know. I would like to create an animation (not real-time, but pre-render 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 add a short wav music clip into a Mathematica animation

I have the following Mathematica animation: Animate[Plot[k*x^2, {x, -2, 2}, PlotRange -> {{-2, 2}, {-10, 10}}], {k, -2, 2, 0.1}] I also have a sound file ...
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Color based on (discrete) derivative of function

I am making a very basic stock simulation. I want ListLinePlot to color my stock viewer based on whether the price went up or down from the previous price. Here is ...
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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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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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Rotating an image along a Möbius strip?

I am trying to make a GIF which will be a rotating Möbius strip, with some text printed along its (one!) side. I am trying to (obviously) do this in Mathematica. After some diligent searching and a ...