It’s rather useful to be able to export video from Matlab of say an animated plot for later sharing. I found this SO thread rather helpful.
I had the best luck with the VideoWriter method, generic code is as follows:
%# figure figure,set(gcf,'Color','white') Z = peaks; surf(Z); axis tight set(gca,'nextplot','replacechildren','Visible','off');%# preallocate nFrames =20; mov(1:nFrames)=struct('cdata',,'colormap',);%# create movie for k=1:nFrames surf(sin(2*pi*k/20)*Z, Z) mov(k)= getframe(gca);end close(gcf)%# save as AVI file,and open it using system video player movie2avi(mov,'myPeaks1.avi','compression','None','fps',10); winopen('myPeaks1.avi')
Depending on what you actually want to capture, you may need to choose a different handle, in my case I used the handle of the figure itself so I could also get the axes and the text I used for output displays.