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Re: exporting animations

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  • Subject: [mg26853] Re: exporting animations
  • From: "Borut L" <justmyname at>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 01:13:30 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <94m9re$>
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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.


Borut, a student

Jan Duennweber <duennweb at> wrote in message
news:94m9re$3ot at
> how to export an animation generated with mathematica
> as an animated GIF or as a sequence of images ?

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