I am considering making scientific movies for a presentation to scientists who are not familiar with my field, to help them understand the concepts in my introduction and to aid in the explanation of my results.
Are there any software packages dedicated to making scientific movies?
Hi, I am assuming that you mean movies and animations both. So you can use:
Macromedia's FLASH (http://www.macromedia.com/software/flash/)
QuickTime animations (http://www.apple.com/QuickTime)
I am not mentioning three-dimensional (3D) animation programs that require more in-depth computer knowledge and more powerful hardware, as well as added expense.
hope this helps.