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Animation Software

  1. May 29, 2004 #1
    Hi I am looking for the easiest and user friendly software that can allow simplistic animations? any idea's or help would be grateful and appreciated.

    What I want to do is to create simple animated images for Newtonian and Relativity based Theories. A simple Idea just for starters is to show the Earth and its Gravitational Field at the Surface and further outwards.

    If anyone knows of an easy to use existing software product, be gratefull for some Guidence, thanks.
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  3. May 29, 2004 #2
    I would suggest Flash, not too difficult to learn with a bit of reading and tutorials, at least for animation, there is a 30 day free trial over at www.macromedia.com :)
  4. May 29, 2004 #3


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    VPython http://www.vpython.org/ ! (Open source)
  5. May 29, 2004 #4
    Many thanks to you both, for now I think I will examine the VPython, looks exactly what I need, again many thanks.
  6. May 30, 2004 #5
    See also http://www.discreet.com/products/

    If you figure out how to get 3ds Max to work please let me know. I had problems.

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  9. May 30, 2004 #8
    Um, 3dmax seems a little too much for what he's asking about here....
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