Manim Community Edition#

Animating technical concepts is traditionally pretty tedious since it can be difficult to make the animations precise enough to convey them accurately. Manim relies on Python’s simplicity to generate animations programmatically, making it convenient to specify exactly how each one should run. Take a look at the Example Gallery for some inspiration on how to create beautiful images and videos with Manim.

First Steps#

Are you new to Manim and are looking for where to get started? Then you are in the right place!

Note

Please be aware that there are different, incompatible versions of Manim available. Check our installation FAQ to learn more!

  • The Installation section has the latest and up-to-date installation instructions for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. You can also find information on Manim’s docker images and (online) notebook environments there.

  • Want to try the library before installing it? Take a look at our interactive online playground at https://try.manim.community in form of a Jupyter notebook.

  • In our Tutorials section you will find a collection of resources that will teach you how to use Manim. In particular, the Quickstart tutorial teaches you Manim’s basics, and in Manim’s building blocks the classes used to compose your animations are described in more detail.

Finding Help#

Are you struggling with installing or using Manim? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. Here are some good resources to help you out:

  • Perhaps your problem is one that occurs frequently, then chances are it is addressed in our collection of FAQs.

  • If you are looking for information on some specific class, look for it in the reference manual and/or use the search feature of the documentation.

  • Still no luck? Then you are welcome to ask the community for help, together we usually manage to find a solution for your problem! Consult the FAQ page on getting help for instructions.

Sharing Your Work#

We’d love to hear from you and see your manimations on Twitter, Reddit, or Discord. If you’re using Manim in a scientific context, instructions on how to cite a particular release can be found in our README.

Index#

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