An animation created in ArcMap, ArcScene, or ArcGlobe can be persisted in two ways:
- By saving the ArcMap, ArcScene, or ArcGlobe document (.mxd, .sxd, or .3dd) in which the animation was created.
- By saving the animation to an independent .ama, .asa, or .aga file.
Furthermore, the animation can be exported to the following formats:
- As a video file: Audio Video Interleaved (.avi)
- As a set of sequential images: Windows Bitmap (.bmp) and JPEG (.jpg).
A saved animation can be loaded into an appropriate document (map, scene, or globe).