Well depending on your release of your inventor (2011+), if your just planing on doing still renders and not an animation I would just take screen shots of each product using the realistic visual style along with the shadows, reflection, etc and a single color background and switching your application settings to quality.
Otherwise, if you must animate, I think you would be better off starting fresh. I've found reusing animation files can sometimes get a little heavy (file size).
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Thanks for the reply but I think you've missed the part where I want to automate the process.
There is no need for animation, I'm only after still renders. I'd really rather not go down the path of screenshotting all the products.
I need to create renders for 30-40 different products (these products come in wide range of colous) and each product needs to be shown on it's own and in a typical usage scenario.
I'm looking for a way to automate the process, step 1 is to automate the renders for the primary view of each product, then I will need to expand that process to render each available colour of all the products, and then do the same with the product shown in a typical usage environment. (instead of just on it's own).
Even just examples of code that deals with inventor studio, or iterating through LOD's/View-Reps would be very helpful.
edit: I'm using an up-to-date IV2013 (PDS) on W7-64