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Model Animation

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11-25-2013 09:14 AM

I have created a 3D model of a gimble, with a supporting frame, an outer frame rotating about one axis, and another frame rotating withing that on another axis. When I have the assembly in the 'assemble' view, I have defined my constraints and can rotate the outer and inner frames independantly. When I switch to the 'studio' environment and try to animate the assembly, the inner frame can be animated, however the outer frame won't move.

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Re: Model Animation

11-25-2013 09:42 AM in reply to: djh692

An assembly file (*.iam) is only a list of hyperlinks to the part files (*.ipt) and a record of assembly constraints (and a bit more).

You must include the part files.

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Re: Model Animation

11-25-2013 09:49 AM in reply to: JDMather

Ah, I thought that might be the case, i will have to post twice to include all parts

thanks,

daniel

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Re: Model Animation

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11-25-2013 09:50 AM in reply to: JDMather
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Re: Model Animation

11-25-2013 11:22 AM in reply to: djh692

I would add angle constraints to control the motion (you won't be able to free drag - but will be able to operate more realistically.

 

Then I would Animate Constraints the angle constraints.

 

Better yet -

don't use the angle constraints (although your motor shafts should be connected to frames) and start learning the Environments>Dynamic Simulation.

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Re: Model Animation

11-25-2013 11:23 AM in reply to: JDMather
Much appreciated!
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