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TL;DR: A package (Mathematica v10) can be found at the very bottom of this post. UPDATES 6: Tiny update: Import can now use the ".bvh" extension to determine the import type. The code that does this is ugly, but I don't see any other way at the moment. out = Import["C:\\Female1_C03_Run.bvh"] 5: Added error checking and registered the package as an ...


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Edit: Added the reversal and some refinements ω = 1; posP[t_, φ_] := Sin[ω t + φ] {Cos[φ], Sin[φ]} posL[φ_] := {-#, #} &@{Cos[φ], Sin[φ]} Animate[ Graphics[{PointSize[0.02], Table[{Black, Line[posL[π i]], Hue[i], Point[posP[t, π i]]}, {i, 0, 1, 1/(3π-Abs[9.43-t])}] }, PlotRange -> {{-1.5, 1.5}, {-1.5, 1.5}} ], {t, 0, 6π, 0.2} ]


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I'd like to expand on Quantum_Oli's answer to give an intuitive explanation for what's happening, because there's a neat geometric interpretation. At one point in the animation it looks like there is a circle of colored dots moving about the center, this is a special case of so called hypocycloids known as Cardano circles. A hypocyloid is a curve generated ...


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Let me join. logo = Cases[ p7 /. triangulate /. moretriangles /. shrink /. shrink /. shrink /. colour3[] /. colour4["SunsetColors", 1, 28/34] , {c__, Polygon[pts__]}, \[Infinity]]; logo = SortBy[logo, First]; p = Evaluate[InterpolatingPolynomial[{ {0, {0, 0, 0, 0}}, {Pi, {Pi, 0, 0, 0, 0}}, {2 Pi, {2 Pi, 0, 0, 0}}},#]] &; pp[a_] := If[Abs[a - Pi] ...


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After correcting the syntax errors in the original code, the actual question can be addressed: How to display the four variables x1[t]...y2[t] as an animation in a way that conveys their meaning? The basic idea is to use ListAnimate on a list of frames that I define below: Clear[phi1, phi2, t]; sol = First[ NDSolve[{2*phi1''[t] + phi2''[t]*Cos[phi1[t] - ...


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My simple version using Image: size = 300; r = ListConvolve[DiskMatrix[#], RandomInteger[BernoulliDistribution[0.001], {5 size, size}], {1, 1}] & /@ {1.5, 2, 3}; Dynamic[Image[(r[[#]] = RotateRight[r[[#]], #]) & /@ {1, 2, 3}; Total[r[[All, ;; size]]]]] Update A slightly prettier version, same basic idea but now with flakes. flake := Module[{...


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Breathing with occluded borders, per Toad's request: Run the following command to get the Mathematica code NotebookPut@ImportString[Uncompress@FromCharacterCode@Flatten@ImageData[ Import@ "http://i.stack.imgur.com/VqjJ9.png","Byte"],"NB"]


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A textbook-like animation turns = 10; aa = Table[Framed@ Show[ParametricPlot3D[ Piecewise[{{{1, x, 0}, x <= 0}, {{Cos[2 Pi turns x/r], x, Sin[2 Pi turns x/r]}, 0 < x <= r}, {{1, x, 0}, x > r}}], {x, -.5, r + .5}, PlotStyle -> {Gray, Specularity[Gray, 10]}, Lighting -&...


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Who wanted the automagic? :) mmastar[as_, nn_: 1] := Graphics[ Scale[#, 1/max@#, {0, 0}] &[ Polygon[pt /@ as] /. triangulate /. moretriangles /. shrink /. shrink /. shrink /. colour3[] /. colour4[] /. curve /. bolicsn[nn]], AspectRatio -> Automatic, PlotRange -> 0.025]; da = 0.0001; max[zu_] := Cases[zu, {_?NumericQ, _?...


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As per the blog: Export["breathing.gif", Table[Graphics[ p7 /. triangulate /. moretriangles /. shrink /. shrink /. shrink /. colour3[] /. colour4["SunsetColors", 1, 28/34] /. curve /. bolicsn[(1 - Cos[2 \[Pi] t])/2], ImageSize -> 150], {t, 0, 1, 0.05}]]; Some good old fashioned colour cycling: Clear[f]; f[c_] /; c > 2 := c - 2; f[c_] /; c ...


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Edit I had some time so I've added full surface torus. Old code in edit history. DynamicModule[{x = 2., l = 100., x2 = 2., l2 = 100., grid, fast, slow}, Grid[{{ Graphics3D[{ Dynamic[Map[{Blue, Polygon[#[[{1, 2, 4, 3}]]]} &, Join @@@ (Join @@ Partition[#, {2, 2}, 1]) ]&[ ...


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This is not the full answer but I've solved most of the problems. The hardest one, with sound, remains. Embedded version without music bobthechemist's points Quality is not a problem anymore since here nothing is rasterized. White edges are due to "features" with Texture, I've fixed that using strange VertexTextureCoordinates. I can't handle this ...


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MMA version: 12.0 I'll use the following images, found on the internet under open licence (if you know how to share the images themselves, please let me know). I originally had chosen two more but feature extraction did not work appropriately. I already rescaled them by chosing scaling factor such that the area of the triangle "left eye - right eye - mouth" ...


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Usage Just use this function with any polyhedron in in form: GraphicsComplex[pts_, Polygon[vertices_, ___]]. When I find time and motivation maybe I will add more DownValues so it can be more general. At the moment you can play with solids given by PolyhedronData[... "Faces"]: polyhedronRandomWalk[ PolyhedronData["DuerersSolid", "Faces"] ] It should ...


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Edit V10! This is simple example what we can now do in real time! R = RegionUnion @@ Table[Disk[{Cos[i], Sin[i]}, .4], {i, 0, 2 Pi, Pi/6.}]; R2 = RegionBoundary@DiscretizeRegion@R; go[] := (While[r > .105, x += v; r = RegionDistance[R2, x]; Pause[.01]]; bounce[];) bounce[] := With[{normal = Normalize[x - RegionNearest[R2, x]]}, If[break, Abort[]]; v ...


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DynamicModule[{t = 0, d = 5, a = .08, base, distortion, pts, r, f, n = 10}, r[y_] := .08 y^4; f[x_] := -2 Pi Dynamic[t] + d x; (*f does not evaluate to a number but FE will take care of that later*) base = Array[List, n {3, 1}, {{0, Pi}, {0, 1}} ]; distortion = Array[ Function[{x, y}, r[y] {Cos @ f @ x, Sin @ f @ x}], n {3, 1}, {{0, Pi}, {0, 1}} ...


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Load some images: size = {200, 200}; foot = ImageResize[Import[ "http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ab/Monty_python_foot.png" ], size]; spikey = ImageResize[Import[ "http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/bf/MathematicaSpikeyVersion8.png" ], size]; mse = ImageResize[Import[ "http://i.stack.imgur.com/yjrEY.png" ], size]; Crop ...


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Here's a spinning "3D version" of the logo Using the code from meta/blog to create the logo (assigned to the variable logo), continue with the following steps: side[o_] := Block[{z, pts = Partition[ Table[N[{Cos[t], Sin[t], z}], {t, Pi/14, 2 Pi, 2 Pi/7}], 2, 1, 1]}, Composition[Polygon, Flatten[#, 1] &] /@ Thread[{pts /. z -> o/2, Reverse /@ ...


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I happened to create some snowflakes and snow fall a couple weeks back, and its nice to have some place to share with others! First, we create some algorithmically generated snowflakes with some randomness using a kind of iterated function system based off the 6-pointed "star" shown below. H = Table[{Cos[n*Pi/3], Sin[n*Pi/3]}, {n, 0, 5, 1}]; Graphics@...


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Here you have a toy to start playing with: Edit preventing the animation running at different speeds in different machines by using Clock[] and DynamicWrapper[] (due credit to @jVincent) n = 500; (*number of managed particles*) x[i_][t_] := (vx0[i] (t - delay[i])) UnitStep[t - delay[i]]; y[i_][t_] := Module[{k}, If[(k = (-#^2 + vy0@i #) UnitStep@#) < ...


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I think you might be better off creating Graphics directly instead of using the StreamPlot style options. In this example I use StreamPlot just once and extract the coordinates of the arrows, which I use to create Line objects with VertexColors. The animation is made by cycling the vertex colors. plot = StreamPlot[{-1 - x^2 + y, 1 + x - y^2}, {x, -3, 3}, {y,...


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Read comments to your post - many good links there. Additionally, are a few thoughts on the topic. 1) Avoid PPT, - use built-in Mathematica slideshow templates, they were recently updated and are beautiful. Advantage is - you preserve computations and native graphics (like rotations in 3D, etc.). You can read more in this post: Best way to give ...


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Since you want the animation to have explanatory content, I thought it might be best to incorporate the explanatory 2D diagram into the 3D scene. So I imagine the 2D plot as a "sticker" that can be put onto the cylinder, like a label on a bottle. That way, you can see the explanatory diagram itself wrap around the cylinder and become identical to the ...


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This is my port of the Processing code that you referenced. It doesn't try to optimize, so I didn't try it either, for example I didn't use Nearest to find collisions even though that would be fast since it uses a quadtree. I found that I didn't need those optimizations to recreate the animation on the previously linked to website. About your questions: 1) ...


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n = 100; (*number of points*) s = RandomSample@Range@n; (*the initial set*) (*some aux functions*) head[{x_, xs___}] := Select[{xs}, # <= x &]; tail[{x_, xs___}] := Select[{xs}, # > x &]; (*qsort function modified for sowing the information needed*) qsort[{}] = {}; qsort[l : {x_, ___}] := Module[{lh, lt}, (Sow@{l, lh = head@l, x, lt = tail@l}; ...


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Let's get a black torus: torus = First@ParametricPlot3D[{Cos[u] (3 + Cos[t]), Sin[u] (3 + Cos[t]), Sin[t]}, {u, 0, 2 Pi}, {t, 0, 2 Pi}, PlotStyle -> Black, Mesh -> None, PlotPoints -> 10] and now, this is a way to go: DynamicModule[{d1 = 0, d2 = 0}, Column[{ Graphics3D[{ torus,...


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Embedded cdf with music version. code at the bottom For full period, change max t to 200, my gif is cut in half because for some reasons I couldn't upload whole. f[r_, t_] := Mod[-t (1 - r), 2. Pi]; dr = Pi /100. Animate[Graphics[{ Table[{ AbsolutePointSize[10 # + 2 + 2 Unitize@Clip[f[#, t] - 5.5, {0, 1}]], Blend[{Blend["...


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Generally always check Demonstrations site for good code. I cannot not mention an excellent "classic" of planar three body problem by Stephen Wolfram and Michael Trott. Code is short and I verified it runs in the latest M10.1. I slightly changed variable labels so code parses better here, removed MaxRecursion -> ControlActive[3, 9] from plot option and ...


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A very rough interpretation, which I hope might at least give some ideas: (* Final image *) fin = (p7 /. triangulate /. moretriangles /. shrink /. shrink /. shrink /. colour3[] /. colour4["SunsetColors", 1, 28/34]); icycle[ j_, k_] := Table[Graphics[fin[[1 ;; i, j, k]], PlotRange -> 1], {i, 7}] kcycle[i_, j_] := Table[Graphics[fin[[i,...


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The following is a little involved, but it calculates the "minimum displacement" evolution by choosing the least total displacement alternatives from the permutations generated by the "AutomorphismGroup" of the graph: {n, edges, coords1, perms} = GraphData["PappusGraph", {"VertexCount", "EdgeList", "...


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