Create animations from equations
You can create animations of equations you’ve graphed.
Animate an equation in QuickTime
Choose Equation > Create Animation, then do any of the following:
Change settings under Animation: Enter values in the Duration, Size, Sampling, and Number of Frames fields.
Change parameter values: Use the list in the middle of the dialog to animate a parameter by selecting its checkbox, or to enter its initial and final values. You must assign a value to the parameter in the Equations list in order to animate it. For example, T=.5.
Set magnification levels: Click Zoom, then select your settings.
Set boundaries: Click Frame Limits, then select your settings.
Set a 3D graph’s initial and final frame rotation: Click Orientation, then drag the image in the Initial and Final frames to rotate them.
Set a 3D graph’s initial and final frame zoom levels: Click Orientation, then press and hold the Shift key while you drag one of the images.
Set a 3D graph’s initial and final frame placement: Click Orientation, then press and hold the Command key while you drag one of the images.
Click Create Animation.
Animate an equation in Grapher
When animating an equation, you must have a parameter definition in the Equations list. For example, T=.5.
Select a parameter definition in the Equations list, choose Equation > Animate Parameter, then do any of the following:
Change the plotted value: Enter a value in the field or drag the playhead.
Change the range of values: Click the Settings button .
Set the animation speed and whether to loop the animation: Click the Settings button .
Click the Play and Stop buttons to view the animated equation in Grapher.
Click the Create Movie button to view the animated equation in QuickTime.
To see an example of an animated equation in Grapher, click Examples > Variable Parameter.