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

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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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How to simulate the true reflective movement of a particle bouncing around in an ellipse?

Please help me to simulate the movement of a particle inside a region with elliptical walls such that particle is reflected from the walls and continues to move. A friend was able write code to ...
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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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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 draw a spring?

I am new to Mathematica and have recently been exploring graphical animations. So I was experimenting with simple concepts in periodic motion and hence wondered how can I draw a simple spring? Is ...
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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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Animate a triangle that follows a curve

Given: ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Jumps on a Plot animation

The following code: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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How can I collect data for visualization of quick sort?

I know how to implement quick sort in Mathematica. But I don't know how to get the temp data for visualization, because I used recursion. I want the effect similar to this: ...
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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 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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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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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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How to create animated snowfall?

Well, the title is self-explanatory. What sorts of snowfall can we generate using Mathematica? There are two options I suggest to consider: 1) Continuous GIF animations with smallest possible number ...
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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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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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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." ...