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Animation

Animating plots

Functions

movie Play recorded movie frames
getframe Capture axes or figure as movie frame
frame2im Return image data associated with movie frame
im2frame Convert image to movie frame
animatedline Create animated line
comet 2-D comet plot
comet3 3-D comet plot
drawnow Update figures and process callbacks
refreshdata Refresh data in graph when data source is specified

Using Objects

Animated Line Line animations

Examples and How To

Trace Marker Along Line

This example shows how to trace a marker along a line by updating the data properties of the marker.

Move Group of Objects Along Line

This example shows how to move a group of objects together along a line using transforms.

Animate Graphics Object

This example shows how to animate a triangle looping around the inside of a circle by updating the data properties of the triangle.

Line Animations

This example shows how to create an animation of two growing lines.

Creating Stream Particle Animations

A stream particle animation is useful for visualizing the flow direction and speed of a vector field. The particles trace the flow along a particular stream line.

Record Animation for Playback

These examples show how to record animations as movies that you can replay.

Concepts

Animation Techniques

You can use three basic techniques for creating animations in MATLAB®.

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