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

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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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What is the order of execution of Animate?

I used to think the execution order of Animate is the same as For until I find: ...
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Running “Animate” Using a Button

I made the button below for launching an Animate, but it doesn't work at all! Why? ...
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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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Restarting Mathematica causes an animation to fail to run [duplicate]

I've tried animating two different sets of 3D plots. Interestingly, one plot will always work, regardless of whether I restart Mathematica, yet another plot will only work in its current Mathematica ...
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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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Animating the steps of a Kohonen SOM in Mathematica [duplicate]

As the title suggest, I'm trying to make an animation of how a bunch of points into 2-D (and possibly 3-D space) evolves by each step of my program. In order to do so I've data which contains the x ...
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Determination of export video runtime

I have a huge simulation and tried to export it as a video file (or .gif). However regardlessly what I specify under the Framerate option the video its just running for 4 seconds (too fast). When I ...
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Is it possible to export an Animate and Plot in a grid together?

I have a code that produces an Animate graphic and two Plots in a Grid. I am able to export the Animate graphic using .avi, but do not know how or if its possible to export these together in one file. ...
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Handling ± in a set of equations

First let me post the question that I am doing: You see for wave equation y2, there is a ± sign. I know how to do + or ...
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Abort during animation

I am running an animation with the following command: ...
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Animating arrows

I have the following Code: ...
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Animation of moving rectangles in 2D from data file

I am not very familiar with mathematica but I know the basics so I thought I give it a try. For a project I have to animate rectangles moving around in 2D (later also 3D). The data come from a C ...
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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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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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Using ListPointPlot3D to simulate 2D plots moving in time

I wrote a 1D solver for the heat equation $u_t=u_{xx}$, and I can animate the solution using normal ListPlot command, where the x-axis is the rod length, and the ...
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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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Creating ghost trail effects

Does anyone know how to create a ghost trail effect? For a simple example look at this screenshot: You can find the actual animation here. What I would ultimately like to see it happen is to make ...
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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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Zooming into Parametric Animation Plot that Uses InterpolatingFunctions

I have an interplanetary trajectory solver that calculates a spacecraft route from Earth to Mars, and I am trying to zoom into the spacecraft when it reaches its Mars intercept orbit but am having ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Animating mathematica.se logo

As we all know our site's logo was completely generated by Mathematica. I suppose it is quite natural to make the next step -- to generate the animated version of this logo. There's a lot of space for ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...