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

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Combine three 2D graphics with animation

I am trying to simulate three kind of points (different color) entering a 2D rectangular region from different sides with animation. Below is my code: ...
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Vector graphics in Export for Video rendering

I am trying to generate a vector graphics video in Mathematica. I stumbled upon SWF format (PNG are raster images which I'm not interested in). SWF format works fine for me but the axes and the ...
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ParametricPlot3D crashes Kernel when called repeatedly in loop

I have a parametric function surf[u,v]. It can be plotted successfully like this: ...
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How to add a fading trail effect in Animate?

I would like to add a smooth fading effect to the end of a curve, while it is animated. Here's a minimal working example which shows a particle moving on a circle (the circle is drawn while the ...
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Manipulate a random walk [closed]

For a college project I am manipulating a random walk. I managed to make a walk but in the manipulation every time a step is added the manipulation shows an entirely different walk. I understand why ...
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Plotting a function variable vs. an explicit function

Can someone tell me why this doesn't plot/animate? ...
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Mathematica exported movie quality

I am generating an animation using: anim = ListPlot[X]; Export["anim.mov", anim, ImageResolution -> 800, Antialiasing -> True]; The ...
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Animation, gif, ppt [duplicate]

How can I save these animations as gif? I need reeeally quick answer if possible: :D
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Exporting animations under duration constraints for viewing on an iPad

I would like to show some eye-movements data as animation on an iPad, in order to see the "gazes" as they occurred as a function of time. Ideally, I would like to use and see ...
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Morphing a “sheet of paper” into a torus

How can I visualize the standard topological "rubber-sheet" construction of a torus, that is, morphing a square into a torus? How can I start or are there any examples in the Mathematica ...
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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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Morphing one closed curve into another [closed]

How would I go about creating an animation of one smooth nonintersecting closed curve being continuously morphed into another closed curve? Additionally, the curves are not given analytically, but are ...
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Improve quality of exported Mathematica animation [duplicate]

I would like to export following animation into an avi file and/or a gif file in best quality possible (not .mov file!) movie = Animate[ Plot3D[Sin[x + y + 0.5*t], {x, -5, 5}, {y, -5, 5}], {t, ...
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Why does my Animate crash?

I am having trouble with Animate. For no reason I can discern, my animation stop running, again and again, just about 1.5 seconds after the evaluation get started. Even with slight changes to the ...
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Animating Boundary Elements

I am trying to visualise the eigenvectors of a thick disk. I manage to calculate them and look at one but fail to look at more -probably due to using too much memory. I start by making a mesh and then ...
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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 a growing ListPlot

I stumbled upon this (rather contrived but interesting) integer sequence. As it exhibits quite different behaviour at different scales, I would like to generate an animated ...
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Random polyhedra walk

I would like to recreate ssch's random polyhedra random walk, which he posted in the chat. For convenience here it is again: This is my best attempt so far: You can download the notebook with ...
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Wiggly and imprecise animated gif output

Trying to make animated gif of zooming into famous Ford circles. With the code ...
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Dynamic Epicycles

Thanks to all the thorough answers and comments, I've written the following code, which builds a variable number of epicycles. However, when I apply the formula ...
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How to animate a graph generated by ListPlot command point by point?

I was wondering if it is possible to animate the following graph. The command used to generate the graph is the following: ...
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How to animate a propagating wave?

How can I animate a progagating pulse wave in Mathematica, for example a gaussian curve. I would like to do that for whatever function I can think of. Thank you!
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Plotting three-dimensional plot with Interpolating functions

I want to plot my functions, but I can't seem to figure out what's going wrong. I want to be able to animate it as well. ...
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How to repeatedly show variations on a plot

I would like to show graphics repeatedly with changes in parameters. Neither of the following show anything. Nor do they give an error message. ...
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Plotting animated point on a polar plot

How can I animate a point on a polar curve? I have used Animate and Show together before in order to get the curve and the moving point together on the same plot, but combining the polar plot and the ...
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Is it possible to control the sliders in animation programmatically?

Does Mathematica have the functionality to control the sliders in animation? That is, run sliders when some condition, like an if condition is fulfilled.
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Animate FromQuarternionTo3DRotation nb file with 4 quarternion values

I have a csv file. Inside the csv file, there are few rows of 4 quartenion values. I would like to animate the quarternion nb in http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/FromQuaternionTo3DRotation/ I ...
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3D surface that looks like a virus

I have been recently using Mathematica for composing animations that are part of the supplementary information of my papers. I am currently trying to build an animation that involves a viral ...
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Visualization of Homotopy equivalence between “heart curve” and zero

It is well-known that a "heart" is topologically equivalent to a "zero". where $$(x^2+y^2-1)^3=x^2y^3$$ is the heart equation; and $$\frac{x^2}{2}+\frac{y^2}{3}=1$$ is the equation of the zero ...
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Rotate manually 3D graphics when (auto)playing

Is there a possibility in Mathematica to allow for manual rotation of 3D graphics when (auto)playing either using Manipulate or ...
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How to make a 3D plot auto-rotate?

When doing presentation with Mathematica, I often want a 3D plot to rotate automatically, so the 3D feeling is stronger. I don't want to drag the mouse every time. So, I want a general function like ...
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Creating a colour variation effect of the Northern Lights

As is well known (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVsONlc3OUY ), the Northern Lights or Auroral displays appear as variations of several colours (generally pale green and pink). Is there a ...
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Animating N points

So I'm trying to create an animation of N interacting particles in two dimensions confined in a box. Generating the data is fine and it's being stored in a text file with two columns for each ...
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Compare different speeds of parametrizations in same animation box

I recently taught my calculus III students about arclength parametrizations, and I wanted to show them the different parametrizations in action, but in Mathematica, there seems to be a default speed ...
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How do I animate just one variable out of three inside Manipulate/Not show line until Animate?

1) In the following code, I want to Animate just the Elapsed Time (t) variable. How do I write an ...
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Better way to visualize cylinder puzzle solution

The above puzzle has been a recent source of amusement in my clique. I decided to provide a visualization to motivate solution (here): My code: ...
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Animated Wave propagation using split operator method

Here is the state of the art: By solving the time-dependent Schrödinger equation, one obtains that the propagated wave function after time step $\Delta t$ can be calculated by applying the ...
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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 ...