Re: How do I save a Mathematica Animations
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- Subject: [mg17168] Re: How do I save a Mathematica Animations
- From: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh>
- Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 23:53:14 -0400
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On 17 Apr 1999, David Crosby wrote: > I have been unable to find out how one can save a Mathematica animation so > that, for example, it may be included in a Powerpoint presentation? This question gets asked on this newsgroup in various forms. With the exeception of the Macintosh notebook front end, Mathematica 3.0 has no ability to export a collection of graphics cells or objects in a standalone animation format like QuickTime, AVI, or even GIF89a animation. The Windows front end can save out individual graphics cells as Windows Device Independent Bitmap (.bmp) files. You can use the Kernel command Display to export Mathematica graphics objects in several other format -- including GIF, TIFF, and Portable Pixmap. You should be able to determine from the documentation that came with Microsoft PowerPoint whether it can import and combine individual graphics into a single animation or if you will need to supply the animation in an video format like AVI or MPEG. If you need to create the animation file for PowerPoint, you may need to locate a third party utility that can string together individual bitmaps into the target animation format. -- P.J. Hinton Mathematica Programming Group paulh at wolfram.com Wolfram Research, Inc. http://www.wolfram.com/~paulh/ Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.