Object visible before or after its animation time starts?
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the visibility of an object before the begin and after the end of
its own animation time span, respectively.
Animations are defined object by object. Each animated object
is animated for a certain time span specified by
the real start and end time in seconds.
The total real time span of an animated plot is the physical
real time given by the minimum of the
of all animated objects in the plot to the maximum of the
of all the animated objects.
Thus, the time span of an animated plot may be larger than the time spans of the animations of individual objects.
VisibleBeforeBegin = TRUE, an object
is visible as a static object when the animation of the entire plot
starts. Its state correponds to the start of its own animation. It
begins to change, when the starting time of its own animation set
VisibleBeforeBegin = FALSE, an object
is invisible when the animation of the entire plot starts. It becomes
visible when the starting time of its own animation is reached.
VisibleAfterEnd = TRUE, an object stays
visible in the final state of its animation after the end of its own
animation time span set by
VisibleAfterEnd = FALSE, an object becomes
invisible at the end of its own animation.
useful only in plots consisting of several animated objects with different
time spans of their animations.
In the first 5 seconds of the following animation, the sine function draws itself. Afterwards, a point wanders along the graph:
f := plot::Function2d(sin(x), x = -PI..a, a = -PI..PI, TimeRange = 0..5): p := plot::Point2d(a, sin(a), PointSize = 5*unit::mm, a = -PI..PI, TimeRange = 5..10): plot(f, p)
The point is visible for the first 5 seconds, too, because it
used the default setting
the point is invisible at the start of the animation. It appears after
5 seconds, when its own animation begins:
p::VisibleBeforeBegin := FALSE: plot(f, p)
delete p, f:
Speaker := plot::Polygon2d([[0.5, -1], [0.5, 1], [0, 0.3], [-0.5, 0.3], [-0.5, -0.3], [0, -0.3], [0.5, -1]], Color = RGB::Black, Filled): Point := plot::Point2d([2, a], a = -2.5..2.5, PointSize = 3*unit::mm):
plot(plot::Polar([1 + 0.1*(2 + sin(20*a))*cos(20*phi), phi], phi = -1..1, a = 0..3, TimeRange = 3..7, VisibleBeforeBegin = FALSE, VisibleAfterEnd = FALSE), Speaker, Point, Axes = None)
The previous command is equivalent to:
plot(plot::Polar([1 + 0.1*(2 + sin(20*a))*cos(20*phi), phi], phi = -1..1, a = 0..3, VisibleFromTo = 3..7), Speaker, Point, Axes = None)
delete Speaker, Point:
circle is tumbling around in 3D. After
3 seconds, a growing sphere becomes
visible. From the 5th second through to the end of the animation,
the sphere stays visible with the constant radius 5,
while the circle moves further out:
plot(plot::Circle3d(4, [sin(a), cos(a), a], [sin(a), cos(a), a], a = 0..10, Frames = 100, TimeRange = 0..10, Filled = TRUE, FillColor = RGB::Blue), plot::Sphere(a, [0, 0, 0], Color=RGB::Red, a = 3..5, TimeRange = 3 .. 5, Frames = 20, VisibleBeforeBegin = FALSE)):