I have created a image3d from which I have rotated it to create a rotating view of the object. I want to be able to render each 'frame' to a 2d image so that I can export the frame sequence to create a video using Export. Can anyone help me please?

Many thanks in advance


  • $\begingroup$ Take a look at Rasterize $\endgroup$
    – paw
    Feb 25, 2015 at 22:15
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    – Michael E2
    Feb 25, 2015 at 22:20
  • $\begingroup$ Would you please include an example of the code you are using to rotate the Image3D? $\endgroup$
    – Mr.Wizard
    Feb 25, 2015 at 23:45

1 Answer 1


You can use Rasterize[plot,"Image"] on each frame as paw suggested.

img = Image3D[RandomReal[1, {5, 10, 10}]]

imageList = 
     ViewPoint -> {2.5 Cos[θ], 2.5 Sin[θ], 2}, 
     ViewAngle -> 30 Degree], "Image"], {θ, 0, 2 Pi, 0.01 Pi}];

Export["animation.avi", imageList];
Export["animation.gif", imageList];

However, Export already handles animations natively! (Although not for .gif sadly.)

animation = 
    ViewPoint -> {2.5 Cos[θ], 2.5 Sin[θ], 2}, 
    ViewAngle -> 30 Degree], {θ, 0, 2 Pi}]

Export["animation.avi", animation];
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you, the above code is exactly what I was after, I had been playing with Rasterize, but I hadn't quite hit the mark. $\endgroup$ Feb 26, 2015 at 13:00

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