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Antoine Couturier
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Animate graphs with many different effects and export as animated GIF or MP4

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This App will animate ANY type of graph and generate an animated file (gif or mp4) for inserting into presentation software.
Dataplots are morphed into their actual values from a constant baseline (min, max, mean ...) or from any other dataplot.

- Many morphing effects are available: Draw, Motion Chart, Uniform Morph, Constant Velocity, Wave
- Customizable effects
- Dataplot can be animated simultaneously or sequentially
- Possibility to split animation file sequentially
- Customizable graph size, number of frames and framerate
- First frame saved separately to be used as initial slide, before animation is started
- Included help file (? button in dialog)
- Included sample project (right-click on App icon and select Show Samples Folder)
- Fun to use

- Matrix plots not supported. In that case, source matrix should be converted to worksheet
- If dataplot comes from a locked column (X-function output or column formula), the animation can not work

Important Note:
Animated GIF file creation involves DOS command window. All is done automatically and it is perfectly normal to briefly see DOS command prompt window open and close.
DO NOT close it manually or it will break GIF creation.

See complete changelog at the end of help file


v2.4: Fix crash if effect is draw with pen on column plots, fixed possible Y data loss when X data is text
v2.3: Fix bug when split animation
v2.2: New elastic effect, improved ease-out effect, code improvements
v2.1: New algorithm for perfect morph between dataplots with differents sizes, Support all types of numeric formats
v2.0: Motion Chart, Support baseline with different size and X, Export as .mp4, Sample project, Customizable effects
v1.5: Fix Morph Color issue with Origin 2019
v1.4: Fix wrong total number of frames displayed in dialog in some cases
- Morph colors between dataplots
- Improved wave effects: waves much smoother when number of frames is big and dataplot size is small.
- Code improvements
- See complete changelog at the bottom of help file
- added 2 effects (derived from uniform morph and rightward wave)
- code improvements
- small bug fixes
v1.1: disable dataplot selection if source column is locked

Reviews and Comments:
08/04/2022OriginLabHi a5994111,
This app is developed by one of our users. This new requirement need this user to modify the app to support.

08/03/2022a5994111Want to update the 3D color map surface GIF


07/11/2022noissevery najs !@noise

06/27/2022glennon5Incredible app, it did exactly what I wanted it to do without any problems. I was surprised that OriginLab didn't have something like this with the base program.





04/13/2022OriginLabHi lyue9,
First of all, could you please confirm that you are using a version higher than Origin 2019?
We have already fixed this kind of issue in Origin 2019. But this app is developed by one of our users. We will contact him to see if we can work it out together.