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Re: Interpolated animation

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  • Subject: [mg13415] Re: Interpolated animation
  • From: David Annetts <dannetts at>
  • Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 03:33:01 -0400
  • Organization: CRCAMET/Macquarie University
  • References: <6ouo7o$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Hi Alex,

> I'm doing the following:
> using 3DListPlot to get sequence of 3D plots (of matrices) on a grid.
> Then I'm using Animate to animate the sequence of 3D plots.  As you
> know there is no option for animate to interpolate between the plots
> (at least in ver 2.2).  Is there such an option in ver 3.0?  If not,
> does anybody know where I can find such a package?

You might try Interpolating you data before you plot them.  You can then
plot the variation with one of the interpolation variables.  For

If you have f[x, y, z] = Interpolation[<xrange>, <yrange>, <zrange>],
you can
plts = {};
    tmp = Plot3D[f[x, y, z],
    plts = AppendTo[plts, tmp],
    {z, zmin, zmax, zdelta}

Animating a Show[plts, DisplayFunction->$DisplayFunction] gives you what
you're after.  I guarentee there are more efficient ways to doing this
than AppendTo.


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