Download the software here to make your own spacetime animations.
Quick instructions from INSTALL file
sudo apt get install build-essential automake povray imagemagick gnuplot
Must edit /etc/povray/3.6/povray.conf, set non restrictions, allow writing
On MacOS X
sudo port install povray imagemagic gnuplot
Must modify the povray.conf file, wherever it is (use find tool)
cygwin.org will provide imagemagick and gcc tools.
povray.org has a binary to install
RUN povray, choose menu Options->Script IO Restrictions->NO Restrictions
- Unpack with 'tar zxf clq-xxx.tar.gz'
- cd clq-xxx
- aclocal; automake; autoconf;
- make test
- make install
Installing the Software Screencast
Using the Software Screencast
For those wanting to do analytical quaternion work within Mathematica, you may want to start with this notebook. Quaternions are treated as a 4x4 real matrix which can be treated symbolically. Given the high cost of such commercial software, I am shifting over to Sage, an open source alternative written in Python. On many animation pages, you can see links to the notebooks.