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Re: Animation and exportation


  • To: mathgroup@smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg10902] Re: Animation and exportation
  • From: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh@wolfram.com>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 20:15:38 -0500
  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
  • References: <6brg98$ebk@smc.vnet.net>

On 11 Feb 1998, L. Sartre wrote:

> Is it possible to make 'gif animated' (or another format as .avi) file
> with an animation ?

The Mathematica 3.0 front end can export an animation to QuickTime
format, but this is specific to the Macintosh platform.  

On other platforms, you can use kernel commands to export the graphics
to GIF format.  The command is Display[filename, graphic, "GIF"], where
filename is the name of the .gif file that you want to store an
individual image in, and graphic is a Mathematica graphics object.  

Once you have exported each graphic in the animation to separate files,
you can use a third-party merging utility to string the GIFs together
into an animated graphic.  

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P.J. Hinton
Mathematica Programming Group           paulh@wolfram.com Wolfram
Research, Inc.                  http://www.wolfram.com/~paulh/
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.




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