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Re: AnimationDirection when Exporting

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  • Subject: [mg100704] Re: AnimationDirection when Exporting
  • From: Helen Read <hpr at>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 21:40:20 -0400 (EDT)
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Louis Talman wrote:
> On Jun 10, 2009, at 3:32 AM, Helen Read wrote:
>> Suppose I want to export an animation (using Animate or Manipulate) so
>> that the exported animation runs once in the forward direction and  
>> stops.
> You can gain more control of animations by exporting individual frames  
> as .gif or .png files with serial file names. 

Yes, I know that. That's the way one used to do animations, back in the 
olden days. My point is that I want to use Animate or Manipulate, and 
export an animation that runs once in the forward direction only, not 
forward then backward. Is there no way to do it?

I'll be teaching a group of (extremely) bright high school students to 
make animations in Mathematica at the (Vermont) Governor's Institute in 
Mathematical Sciences in a few weeks. The kids have never seen 
Mathematica before, and I'll only have them for a single session of an 
hour or so.  We will use Animate to make animations, and use the 
Classroom Assistant or Basic Math Input palette to help with input, so 
that I won't have to spend a lot of time teaching them Mathematica 
syntax. There won't be time to mess around with making tables of 
individual frames; I need the simplest, quickest way for them to make an 
animation, which is Animate.

Helen Read
University of Vermont

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