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

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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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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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Morphing Graphics, color and location

I would like to make a small animation : 1-We start with a random distribution of gray points : ...
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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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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 ...