Re: Animating a 3D Plot

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• Subject: [mg128722] Re: Animating a 3D Plot
• From: Peter Pein <petsie at dordos.net>
• Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 19:19:59 -0500 (EST)
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```Am 19.11.2012 23:06, schrieb Hugh Goyder:
> Below I show three attempts to animate a 3 D Plot. 1. The Dynamic simplifies the plot while the animation is running spoiling the quality. 2. To avoid this I do a ListAnimate which works. 3. However, when I try to alter one of the parameters dynamically I am back to the problem of oversimplification
>   of the plot. Any ideas to make this work?
> Thanks Hugh Goyder
>
> Animate[
>   With[{sf = 0.3, n = 4},
>    ParametricPlot3D[
>     a = Cos[t]  Cos[th] Sin[n 2 Pi x]; {x, Cos[th] + sf a Cos[th],
>      Sin[th] + sf a Sin[th]}, {x, 0, 1}, {th, -Pi, Pi},
>     PlotRange -> {All, {-2, 2}, {-2, 2}}, BoxRatios -> {10, 2, 2},
>     PlotPoints -> 3, ImageSize -> 10 72]
>    ],
>   {t, 0, 2 Pi},
>   DisplayAllSteps -> True]
....

Hi,

if you add the option PerformanceGoal->"Quality" to the call to
ParametricPlot3D you should get a (better) result.

Peter

```

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