How to | Create Animations
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 "Open". 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: