rewindAnimation

Rewind previously played animation objects

Syntax

rewindAnimation
rewindAnimation(fig)

Description

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rewindAnimation rewinds previously played animation objects by restoring the animation time parameter to its initial value. The animation objects must be created using the fanimator function.

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rewindAnimation(fig) rewinds animation objects in the figure fig.

Examples

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Create an animation of a moving circle and rewind it using rewindAnimation.

First, create two symbolic variables, t and x. The variable t defines the time parameter of the animation. Use t to set the center of the circle at (t,1) and x to parameterize the perimeter of the circle within the range [-pi pi]. Create the circle animation object using fanimator. Set the x-axis and y-axis to be equal length.

syms t x
fanimator(@fplot,cos(x)+t,sin(x)+1,[-pi pi])
axis equal

Play the animation by entering the command playAnimation. By default, playAnimation plays the animation within the range of t from 0 to 10. You can rewind the animation by using rewindAnimation. rewindAnimation restores the animation time parameter to its initial value at t = 0 and shows the starting animation frame.

rewindAnimation

Create an animation of a moving circle with a timer, and rewind the animation using rewindAnimation.

First, create two symbolic variables, t and x. The variable t defines the time parameter of the animation. Create a figure window for the animation.

syms t x
fig = figure;

Create the circle animation object using fanimator. Use t to set the center of the circle at (t,1) and x to parameterize the perimeter of the circle within the range [-pi pi]. Set the range of the animation time parameter to [4 8]. Set the x-axis and y-axis to be equal length.

fanimator(@fplot,cos(x)+t,sin(x)+1,[-pi pi],'AnimationRange',[4 8])
axis equal

Next, add a timer animation object. Use the text function to create a piece of text to count the elapsed time. Use num2str to convert the time parameter to a string.

hold on
fanimator(@(t) text(8,3,"Timer: "+num2str(t,2)),'AnimationRange',[4 8])
hold off

Play the animation in figure fig between 4 and 8 seconds by entering the playAnimation command.

playAnimation(fig,'AnimationRange',[4 8])

You can rewind a previously played animation by using rewindAnimation. rewindAnimation restores the animation time parameter to its initial value at t = 4 and shows the starting animation frame.

rewindAnimation(fig)

Input Arguments

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Target figure, specified as a Figure object. For more information about Figure objects, see figure.

Introduced in R2019a