Animated Graphics

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg7006] Animated Graphics*From*: Thomas Burkhardt <tburkha at bwl.tu-freiberg.de>*Date*: Thu, 1 May 1997 14:48:51 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: TU Freiberg*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi! I have some trouble with animated graphics and would greatly appreciate your help: Basically, I would like to animate a function f(x, t) for a succession of time ponts t. Actually, I have for each point in time T a data set, e. g. some points f(x_i, t=T), to represent the Funktion. Now the task is to plot the funktion values, connected with lines or some smooth function, for each value of t, one after the other, to get a nice looking movie. So the questions are: - how could I plot the frames in one place to get the impression of a movie - how could I control the speed of succession of the individual frames - and finally, how could I save the final movie in an appropriate file format that might be viewed independetly of MMa, e.g. mpeg or whatever So far, I used ListPlot to generate each frame, and then animated the frame sequence with Animate. The result is poor! In my Win 95 MMa 3.0 Notebook, Animate first plots all frames (who would like hundreds of single plots instead of the movie!) and only afterwards I could get an animation. I couldn't find any control for frame speed nor for saving the movie. Besides, my system sometimes kills MMa after producing too many frames! If there is no solution within MMa, are you avare of possible software alternatives? Thank you very much! Thomas -- ------------------------------------------------------------- Dr. Thomas Burkhardt e-mail: tburkha at bwl.tu-freiberg.de Tel.: +49-3731-39-2420 FAX: +49-3731-39-4053 Fakultaet Wirtschaftswissenschaften Technische Universitaet BA Freiberg Gustav-Zeuner-Str. 10 D-09596 Freiberg Germany