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Render multiple viewpoints

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11-10-2010 02:51 PM

Using Navisworks Simulate 2011 is there any way to render out more than just 1 viewpoint at a time? I have 190 published files, each file has 12 viewpoints and each viewpoint is rendered out at 1920 x 1080 PNG format so that they can all be brought together once they are rendered to form a type of short movie showing the progress on the project. Thing is, I don't really want to sit here and render out 2280 pictures 1 at a time. That is just madness. So is there a way to render out all viewpoints?

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Re: Render multiple viewpoints

12-14-2010 05:42 AM in reply to: md7

Hi, I had the same issue and found if you create a new animation in the saved viewpoints, drag all your saved views into the animation and then export your animation as if you were going to create a movie file but under the output format you can select JPEG and it will render a sequence of image files.:smileyvery-happy:

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12-15-2010 01:23 PM in reply to: md7

Your method of dragging all viewpoints into an animation sequence was a good idea, unfortunately all this does is animate the camera from 1 viewpoint to the next so when I go to render out just the image sequence, instead of it rendering only the 12 or so views that I have, it will render hundreds of frames of animation. I may be doing something wrong or there is something you did not explain but as of right now your method does not work for me.

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Re: Render multiple viewpoints

12-16-2010 01:39 AM in reply to: md7

A couple of steps I might have failed to mention are:-

 

Right click on the animation and select edit, change the duration to the same amount of views that you have ie 12 views = 12 seconds.

 

Then when rendering the images out make sure that the FPS is set to 1 so you should end up with 12 images 1 per second.

 

This sometimes creates a couple of extra images but easily deleted.

 

Hope this helps:smileywink:

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Re: Render multiple viewpoints

12-16-2010 08:19 AM in reply to: steven.muir

Nice idea - I think it bears looking into.  :smileyhappy:

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Re: Render multiple viewpoints

12-16-2010 08:37 AM in reply to: md7

I will try this is soon as I am out of my meeting and will let you know how it went. Thanks a lot for your time.

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Re: Render multiple viewpoints

12-16-2010 08:50 AM in reply to: md7

Managed to give it a shot before the meeting. It worked and just like you said there were a couple extra pictures that rendered which is not a big deal. Thanks a lot for your help on this.

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