can anyone please upload a tutorial on how to create animation showing first the exploded view of my model and then the parts going to their respective positions in CATIA V5 ???? I'm uploading Creo Elements_Tutorial
yippee i'm able to make video in Creo But please help me out in CATIA .....
Open 7_plate_clutch_assem in Creo
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Select Applications from the Main Menu.Select Animation from the drop-down.
The Animation Window will appear. Notice that
there are new icons and the timeline has
From the Animation menu select Animation or
select the Animation icon from the
Animation toolbar.The Define Animation window opens Key-in 7_plate_clutch_assem as the name of your animation( by clicking on edit )
From the Animation menu select Body
Definition or select the Body Definition icon
from the Animation toolbar.The Bodies window appears
Select the One Part per Body option
The Ground Body is similar to the base
component in an assembly. The animation is
focused around this component
The Body Definition window appears
You are prompted to Select one or more items Select the driving shaft (or any other component), click OK in the Select
Select OK in the Body Definition window. You
will notice that the number of parts now
indicates that there is one part in the ground
The Bodies window will appear; click on the
Ground body to make sure that the
Body is selected. Select each of the remaining parts and edit them, simply change the names to better
identify the parts.
You will now begin creating a series of
snapshots to build a Key Frame sequence
Key Frames are used to define the animation
For this animation you will create a single Key
Frame sequence with multiple snapshots that
will be used at predetermined time intervals to
create the animation.
As you create Key Frames and other portions of
the animation the Timeline will begin to fill up.
From the Animation menu select Key Frame
Sequence or select the Key Frame
Sequence icon from the Animation
toolbar .The Key Frame Sequence window appears.Make sure that Ground is listed as the
Select the Camera icon to indicate that you
want to take a snapshot
The Drag window and a Select window will
The Drag window and a Select window will
appear.Click on Snapshots as indicated, this will open
I'm uploading one more snap for clarification.
Click on Advanced Drag Options as indicated,
this will expand the Drag window to provide
you access to the necessary controls
Now you will be able to begin making snapshots
for your Key Frame sequence.The first snapshot should be of the completed
With the assembly displayed in the assembly
window as shown
Select the Camera icon this can be thought
of as the snapshot icon. This is not the same
icon as the one that appears in the Key
Frame Sequence window
Snapshot 1 appears on the Snapshot list
Notice that KFS1.1 appears on the Timeline
This is Key Frame Sequence 1 and shows
that there is one snapshot in the sequence
You are ready for the second snapshot
For the second snapshot the hex screw (any part of your choice) will be
removed from the assembly.
Before making the second snapshot, click the Z
axis in Advanced Drag Options. This will
allow you to move the part in a straight
Z direction (or any direction)
Notice the Drag Axes located on the assembly.
Use these to assist in dragging parts before
Select the Camera icon.Snapshot 2 appears on the Snapshot list and in the Timeline as part of KFS1
here shell was removed
Similarly one by one all the parts are removed and snapshot (by clicking on the camera and then OK)
is taken until all the parts are removed.
one more for clarification.....
If you have joints , you can also simulate the mechanism and display it in your animation by adding constraints.
If you have followed all steps mentioned above you can check your animation by clicking on start animation & if you are satisfied you can move on.
then click on playback to capture your animation as a video file in specified format & at location you want to save.
one more for clarification .........
PIC below shows how to edit the timeline.
after you do that following will appear & you can make the
necessary changes accordingly.
Animation Time Domain window
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