This is a really nice description of how to animate a 3D wireplot in R. For example, this method can be used to illustrate the habitat suitability (z) of a certain fish species in for two interacting habitat parameters (x,y e.g. flow velocity and depth).
Yesterday I surfed the web looking for 3D wireframe examples to explain linear models in class. I stumbled across this site where animated 3D wireframe plots are outputted by SAS. Below I did something similar in R. This post shows the few steps of how to create an animated .gif file using R and ImageMagick. Here I assume that you have ImageMagick installed on your computer. As far as I know it is also possible to produce animated .gif files using R only, e.g. with write.gif() from the caTools package. But using ImageMagick is straighforward, gives you control over the conversion and .gif production and is the free standard program for conversion.
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