Michael, have you made this videoes with TurboCAD and AnimationLab?
Do you use a script for these, and how long time did you use to render it?
Hello Kai, the animated gifs were made with Turbocad and Animation lab in Montage Centre, First of all I used the constrained geometry to get my positions, by printing out every frame of the constrained geometry with dimensions, which took quite a while, then I set up a spreadsheet to generate the commands with the dimensions for every frame added, which also took a long time, but a lot of the movements were not regular so had to do it that way. I eventually saved from the spreadsheet and created all the command files *.cmd. Our main problem with animation lab, is it re renders after every command is executed, which means the more components that you can join together into one solid the better, even if you have to create a new file to achieve this.
(I want animation lab to render frame one, then return to wireframe and carry out all the commands in wireframe mode , then render the next frame, returning to wireframe again and so on with every frame. This method stops multiple renders of the same frame, but have not successfully achieved it yet).
The redsdk hidden line took about 2 1/2 hours, and the lightworks raytrace full took about 6 1/2 hours.