Re: Manipulate, Export, .avi, forward run without the

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• Subject: [mg95210] Re: [mg95123] Manipulate, Export, .avi, forward run without the
• From: Alexei Boulbitch <Alexei.Boulbitch at iee.lu>
• Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2009 06:28:05 -0500 (EST)

```Hi, Murat,

I propose that you export Animate, rather than Manipulate. In this case you get several
options controlling your movie. In particular, I would recommend to use the following options:
AnimationRate -> M,
DisplayAllSteps -> True,
AnimationDirection ->Forward,
AnimationRunning -> True
in the operator Animate. If the animation parameter runs from 1 to K with step 1, you determine M as K/M=30.
The panel may be removed by the option Paneled->False. Mathematica does not like this option and often marks it
in red, but obeys though.
How to remove a slider when using Animate or Manipulate - is a good question. I do not know.

There is an alternative possibility, which I prefer. You may create a table of graphics and then directly
export it as say, avi file. In this case you may use the option "FrameRate"->P of the operator Export which
then creates a movie with P frames per second. Then you may easily calculate P to make the movie duration
equal to 30 seconds by knowing the total number of the graphs in your table.

Just to illustrate:

(* Begin of an example  *)

(* This is a function to show:  *)

z2[x_, y_] := (1 - 0.62*y/Power[x^2 + y^2, (4)^-1])*
Exp[-0.15*Sqrt[x^2 + y^2]];

(* This is the definition of an image. Here v is a parameter both changing and enumerating different images  *)

image[v_] :=
Plot3D[3*z2[x, y]*(1 - v^2)*Exp[-0.15*x*v], {x, -10, 4}, {y, -4,
4}, PlotStyle -> {Opacity[0.9]},
PlotRange -> {{-10, 4}, {-4, 4}, {0, 5}}, AspectRatio -> 0.8,
ColorFunction -> "Rainbow", Mesh -> None, Boxed -> False,
Ticks -> None, AxesLabel -> {"x", "y", "\[Eta]"},
AxesStyle -> Directive[Large],
ViewPoint -> {15*Sin[1.4]*Cos[-2.5 Pi/4],
15 Sin[1.4]*Sin[-2.5 Pi/4], 15*Cos[1.4]}, ImageSize -> 500];

(* This creates a table of 40 images. Here you play with its length  *)

a3 = Table[image[v], {v, 0, 1, 0.025}];

(* This exports the table as an avi file which theoretically should play 40/3=13 seconds *)
(* Play with the FrameRate here  *)

Export["Full_path_to_your_target_folder\a3.avi", a3, "FrameRate" -> 3]

(* End of the example  *)

As the result you will get in your target folder a stay-alone
a3.avi file without any panel or slider. Just copy and try up.

Another such example has been already discussed concerning rotation of a 3D graphics.
You may find it here: http://forums.wolfram.com/mathgroup/archive/2008/Nov/msg00197.html

Have fun :-) , Alexei

I successfully created a movie using_

Export[=E2=80=9Cmovie.avi=E2=80=9D,data,=E2=80=9D AnimationDuration=E2=80=
=9D->30]

data is actually a Manipulate command;

data=Manipulate[GraphicsColumn[ {A[[i]],B[[i]]} ,{i,1,dim,1}]

However, I haven't figured out;
1)	showing only the forward loop of the movie in 30 sec (AnimationDuration). Export automatically creates forward and backward sequences and
2)	I don't want to include any Sliders in the movie for presentatio n purposes (like in the Hide Controls option).

Do you know which commands I should add to reach my goal in the Export or Manipulate command?
I searched the Documentation Center and MathGroupArchive but I couldn't come up with the answer.
I am currently using V6.0 although my institution has all the licenses including V7. I am waiting for a new machine to separately run V7 if it has the necessary options.
Thanks-- Murat

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