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Re: Trying to animate the rotation of a plane about an axis using dynamic visualizer - MoviePlot3D.nb (0/1)

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  • Subject: [mg64108] Re: Trying to animate the rotation of a plane about an axis using dynamic visualizer - MoviePlot3D.nb (0/1)
  • From: dh <dh at metrohm.ch>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2006 05:05:31 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <drpvk9$mkc$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi,
you need to specify the "PlotRange" option.
Daniel

Math Novice wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I'm trying to use dynamic visualizer 1.1 to graph a MovePlot3D
> expression showing the rotation of a plane but I keep getting error
> messages like "MathLink Parsing Error: Couldn't Parse a valid MathLink
> Expression for MovePlot3D". I have included the Mathematica notebook
> of the MoviePlot3D expression I'm trying to graph as an attachment
> with this post (I hope that's allowed).
> 
> What I am trying to do is visualize how the plane of a car's wheel
> changes as the semi-trailing arm it is attached to rotates from, say,
> q=0 degrees (parallel to ground) to q= -90 degrees (trailing arm
> rotated up 90 degrees).
> 
> http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/9034/semitrailingarm25ui.jpg
> 
> I am able to graph it using just Mathematica 5.0 after loading
> <<Graphics`Animation` but Mathematica doesn't use the same scale for
> each individual graph (for example, the z range might be 10 for one
> graph and 400 for another) so that you can't get an accurate picture
> of how the plane's orientation really changes as the trailing arm
> rotates. So my question is, can I use dynamic visualizer to animate
> how the wheel's plane changes as the trailing arm rotates like you
> could, for example, with a CAD program?
> 


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