Re: exporting animations

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg26853] Re: exporting animations*From*: "Borut L" <justmyname at email.si>*Date*: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 01:13:30 -0500 (EST)*References*: <94m9re$3ot@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Helo, You hadn't specified which OS you are using, thus explanationS follow. Mathematica for MacOS has a feauture of saving an animation as .mov, which you can later convert into .avi and even later in gif89a (aka animated gif). Mathematica for Linux and Windows does not have a feautute of this kind. However, this works: 1. An animation in Mathematica is a sequence of still images. Somehow save those images in a List (e.g. s=Append[s,Graphics[f(t)]]). 2. Export["nameoftheimage.gif",s,"GIF",ConversionOptions->{...}]. Directory[] will show you the location of the file, directory canbe changed via SetDirectory[...]. 3. Look for the ConversionOptions (e.g. Disposal, Loop, Transparency, ...) in Help. This procedure is fairly slow (time consuming) and I am deeply interested in faster one. For Unix platforms there is a small application for creating such agif from Mathematica animation on MathSource I believe. bye, Borut, a student Jan Duennweber <duennweb at informatik.uni-muenchen.de> wrote in message news:94m9re$3ot at smc.vnet.net... > how to export an animation generated with mathematica > as an animated GIF or as a sequence of images ?