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Title: Animated assembly
Post by: edbardet on July 31, 2012, 10:27:35 AM
I was wondering if anyone had made an animation of a piece being assembled. Like all the pieces defined and shown and then moving into their correct places and the fastenings, etc. being installed.

If so I'd like a link to one to see what is possible before I buy.

Thanx
Ed
Title: Re: Animated assembly
Post by: Tim Stewart on July 31, 2012, 03:26:47 PM
I was wondering if anyone had made an animation of a piece being assembled. Like all the pieces defined and shown and then moving into their correct places and the fastenings, etc. being installed.

If so I'd like a link to one to see what is possible before I buy.

Thanx
Ed

Hi Ed,

the attached file should, I hope, give you some idea of what is possible.

Regards Tim
Title: Re: Animated assembly
Post by: edbardet on August 01, 2012, 05:54:24 AM
Thanks Tim.

That is a sneaky approach. Is it possible to make a clip to just show the end part, ie the assembly.

You don't have to do it, just let me know if it is possible.

By the way- I did some animation in Cinema4D and never thought of doing it in reverse - that would have been soooo much easier.

Thanks again,
Ed
Title: Re: Animated assembly
Post by: Tim Stewart on August 01, 2012, 09:37:43 AM
Is it possible to make a clip to just show the end part, ie the assembly.

Yes!

The example was not mine, but originated from the developers.

Take a look here:  http://forums.turbocad.com/index.php/topic,664.0.html

You can animate from whatever part of the sequence you require, and, you can post edit it, add/subtract clips in Montage Center, which is included with Animation Lab.

Animation Lab is a powerful programme, for simple animated gifs to very long complex productions.  It has some quirks, but, all-in-all, it works well.  I got a few more grey hairs using it, but would still recommend this programme if you are serious, or not so serious, in this area.

I hope this helps your decision.

Regards Tim

Title: Re: Animated assembly
Post by: Dean on August 01, 2012, 11:44:06 AM
"I was wondering if anyone had made an animation of a piece being assembled."

Are you looking for something like this? Animation lab works great for demonstrating a design in motion.
Title: Re: Animated assembly
Post by: mike mahan on September 24, 2012, 10:30:35 AM
To explode an object, make the entire assembly a group and make this an actor. Make each individual part an actor. Increase the group's size and simultaneously reduce the size of each individual part by the same amount. To assemble reverse the animation.