How export animation to a file with same interactive features as using the show() command?

When I “show” an animation, created with matplotlib.animation.FuncAnimation,
it has lots of nice features like the ability to rotate viewing angles.

When I “save” it as a GIF animation, that interactive ability is lost.

Is there a format can save animations in that keep all those nice features like
ability to interactively change viewing angles?



No, movie formats (gif, mpeg, etc) are inherently non-interactive.

Re-running the code (e.g. as a script) is probably the simplest way to get the interactive figure back.