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Re: Animations and gif

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  • Subject: [mg22178] Re: Animations and gif
  • From: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh at>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 01:24:11 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: "Wolfram Research, Inc."
  • References: <88dong$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

On 16 Feb 2000, Gioel Calabrese wrote:

> Is it possible to convert an animation made with Mathematica 3.0 into an
> animated gif file?

There is no built-in way to do this in Mathematica 3.0, but you can save
out the individual graphics and string them together in a GIF animator
program.  This issue has been addressed in this newsgroup in a previous

Mathematica 4 does support the creation of animated GIFs through the
Export[] function.

P.J. Hinton
Mathematica Programming Group           paulh at
Wolfram Research, Inc.

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