I was hoping to generate some explanatory math videos in the style of 3blue1brown and fortunately the creator Grant Sanderson made his mathematical animation library (Manim) available at 3bib/manim. The repo has instructions for installation on Linux, but as I use Arch it was not as intuitive as I would have liked. As such I am throwing my installation process up here for anyone to duplicate that is running into trouble.
These installation instructions assume you have Python3 installed and are using Anaconda/Miniconda conda environments
git clone email@example.com:3b1b/manim.git cd manim conda env create --file=environment.yml sudo pacman -S python-cairo pip install manimlib # It is necessary to install ffmpeg with x264 support conda install x264=='1!152.20180717' ffmpeg=4.0.2 -c conda-forge # Run an example manim which should write output SquareToCircle.mp4 to .media python -m manim example_scenes.py SquareToCircle -pl