AnimationTimeIndex

AnimationTimeIndex

is an option to Animator and related functions that specifies the current time index for the animator.

Details

  • AnimationTimeIndex runs from 0 to the duration of the animation, in seconds.
  • AnimationTimeIndex is 0 at the animator's minimum value and duration at the maximum.
  • The typical default setting of AnimationTimeIndex -> Automatic will calculate the appropriate value from the animation.
  • While Animator[Dynamic[var],] is running, changing var outside the animator will have no effect on AnimationTimeIndex.
  • AnimationTimeIndex varies continuously, even for discrete animations.
  • AnimationDirection has no impact on AnimationTimeIndex.

Examples

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Basic Examples  (2)

With default option settings, AnimationTimeIndex runs from 0 to 5:

Changing the DefaultDuration will change the maximum time index:

Scope  (1)

Interactively changing a paused animator will also change the value of AnimationTimeIndex:

Possible Issues  (1)

To change a running animator programmatically, change the value of AnimationTimeIndex, not the animation variable:

Wolfram Research (2014), AnimationTimeIndex, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/AnimationTimeIndex.html.

Text

Wolfram Research (2014), AnimationTimeIndex, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/AnimationTimeIndex.html.

CMS

Wolfram Language. 2014. "AnimationTimeIndex." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/AnimationTimeIndex.html.

APA

Wolfram Language. (2014). AnimationTimeIndex. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/AnimationTimeIndex.html

BibTeX

@misc{reference.wolfram_2024_animationtimeindex, author="Wolfram Research", title="{AnimationTimeIndex}", year="2014", howpublished="\url{https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/AnimationTimeIndex.html}", note=[Accessed: 30-May-2024 ]}

BibLaTeX

@online{reference.wolfram_2024_animationtimeindex, organization={Wolfram Research}, title={AnimationTimeIndex}, year={2014}, url={https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/AnimationTimeIndex.html}, note=[Accessed: 30-May-2024 ]}