In the animation, I’d like to have the two red cups (and the blue balls contained in them) rotate independently around the circle, with a position ϕ(t) that follows a specific equation.
Does anyone have a recommendation on what packages to use to create such an animation? It doesn’t need to copy the figure exactly, but I’d like to more or less retain the 3D-like character, and the unicode labels are pretty important. It doesn’t need to be fancy 3D (raytraced). In fact, I’d probably prefer the “diagram” look that the figure has now.
I’m open to any solutions in Julia or Python (matplotlib), and possibly also TeX/TikZ in combination with some scripting (this animation is going into a Beamer presentation). If someone has code-snippets for parts of such a figure, to get me started, that would be especially helpful, since I’d need to finish this animation within the next 24 hours or so if I want to put it in the talk.
(the original was created by a collaborator, probably mostly manually in Inkscape; I don’t have access to the underlying document)
Thanks! I think so! A recording of the trial talk is on YouTube, for anyone who might be interested.
Even though TikZ turned out as the easiest way for me to make this animation, I’d like to thank everyone for their suggestions! It’s definitely good to have some ideas on how to do these kinds of animation with Julia.