I'm trying to make animations to explain mathematical concepts in which formulas would play a big role. I'd need text and formulas to do some simple things like fading in and out, moving, rotating, morphing, etc.
As my background is in programming, I figured Iid try to make some sort of automated process:
- Generate SVG formulas out of LaTeX sources.
- Animate the text/formulas.
- Export as a video.
I've already managed to do step 1 with little trouble. Now, I know I could do step 2 with some animation software, but I've been looking for some solution that involves programming instead of WYSIWYG, because I feel more comfortable in that territory. I'm open to any language/library, although it's much preferable if it can run on UNIX-like systems. I've already checked some libraries like Cairo and such, but all seem to have big trouble using vector graphics instead of bitmaps, and although using SVGs is not a requirement for me, I think it'd make the process more simple.