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apples86
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Fan Rotation Animation

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04-23-2008 09:14 AM
Sorry if this seems too easy to be posted as a topic, but I am very new to the animation of Inventor. I am using Inventor 2008 and I am trying to get the blades in this centrifugal fan to rotate for an animation. Ideally I would like for the fan to slowly speed up, but just getting a rotation movement would be a start.

Hoping somebody can help. Thanks
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JDMather
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Re: Fan Rotation Animation

04-23-2008 09:32 AM in reply to: apples86
I didn't actually animate it to test the results - but this should get you started.
Go to Inventor Studio and run the Play Animation.
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Re: Fan Rotation Animation

04-23-2008 09:35 AM in reply to: apples86
You are going to want to experiment with the Acceleration of the Drive This angle constraint and the number of revolutions and time. I suspect it will never appear entirely correct until the animation is rendered.
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Re: Fan Rotation Animation

04-24-2008 01:17 AM in reply to: apples86
Thanks for this JD. Great help. Its exactly what I need! Seems so obvious now. Once rendered, this looks pretty good! cheers
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Re: Fan Rotation Animation

04-24-2008 05:16 AM in reply to: apples86
Glad you figured it out from the little information I supplied. If you have any questions hollar back.
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