Animations can convey much more information than static displays. The built-in Wolfram Language functions Animate and ListAnimate provide an immediate way to construct animations of graphics or any other kind of expression in a Wolfram System notebook. There are many other ways to interact with animations, including using interface-building tools like Manipulate and Dynamic, or file manipulation tools like Import and Export.
Use Animate to animate a picture of for changing values of :
The Wolfram Language can animate any expression, not just graphics. Here, Animate scans through integer powers of a polynomial. The DefaultDuration option specifies how long the animation should take from start to finish, in seconds:
For continuous ranges, Manipulate includes animation controls, which are hidden by default. Show them automatically by setting the Appearance option to . Notice that you can animate multiple variables at once:
Pass a list of graphics or any other expression to Export to create an animation in an "SWF", "AVI", "TIFF", or animated "GIF" file. Export will also create an animation instead of a list when given a Manipulate, Animate, or ListAnimate: