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FileMovieWriter.setup(fig, outfile, dpi, frame_prefix='_tmp', clear_temp=True)

Perform setup for writing the movie file.


fig : matplotlib.figure.Figure

The figure to grab the rendered frames from.

outfile : str

The filename of the resulting movie file.

dpi : number

The dpi of the output file. This, with the figure size, controls the size in pixels of the resulting movie file.

frame_prefix : str, optional

The filename prefix to use for temporary files. Defaults to ‘_tmp’.

clear_temp : bool, optional

If the temporary files should be deleted after stitching the final result. Setting this to False can be useful for debugging. Defaults to True.