# Tagged Questions

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 animation of a Manipulate autorun sequence?

I've got a Manipulate that does a vector field plot. Basically a function that returns a list of Graphics objects and a couple of sliders: ...
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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 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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 to build a bvh (a motion capture file format) player in Mathematica?

How to build a bvh player that can be used to visualize human motions in Mathematica? Any idea or sample code would be appreciated. ...
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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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### 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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### 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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### problem exporting an Animate video

Here's my code: ...
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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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### Animate point going around a triangle

How can I animate a point moving on a triangle's sides? I can generate a triangle and point, but I have no idea how to define point movement. I'm guessing that I have to use $\sin$ and $\cos$ in ...
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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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### 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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### 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 hasn'...
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### Help recreating a gif

For my math class I am trying to recreate a mathematical GIF. Here is the GIF I wish to make: At this point I think I have a 3D function that would work to lay the hexagons on to. ...
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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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### 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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### Animation of double pendulum

Sadly, I am a completely newbie. I am studying Physics and in our theoretical physics class we got the task to solve the double pendulum using Mathematica. We just got the program, but no introduction ...
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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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### How do you create such an animated GIF via Mathematica?

Is it possible to create such kind of GIF via Mathematica?
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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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 ...