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Autocad 2011 Animation

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12-09-2010 04:46 PM

Hi,

I am wondering if AutoCAD 2011 can do real animations and not just flythroughs like my autocad 2008?

 

I am looking to purcahse the software very soon and i need flywthroughs but id also like the objects to be able to move around. Is this possible? Maybe an addon?

Thank you,

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Re: Autocad 2011 Animation

12-10-2010 08:33 AM in reply to: zzz144

If you want animations that you won't have to make excuses for, something like 3ds Max is a good solution.

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Re: Autocad 2011 Animation

12-10-2010 09:08 AM in reply to: zzz144

What field of work are you in?  Architectural? Mechanical? Civil?

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Re: Autocad 2011 Animation

12-10-2010 10:59 AM in reply to: JDMather

So I guess AutoCAD 2011 cannot do it?

I have looked at 3DS extensively but it is not for us. I need something simple that most of my people know how to use. And 3DS takes time to learn. No precision like AutoCAD.

 

We are a manufacturer heavily involved in structural and architectural from footings to roofs.

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Re: Autocad 2011 Animation

12-10-2010 12:23 PM in reply to: zzz144

navisworks simulate?

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Re: Autocad 2011 Animation

12-10-2010 12:23 PM in reply to: zzz144

You can drive nails with a crowbar, but a hammer is better.  Same deal with AutoCAD - its a tool for design not presentations.  Have a look at Navisworks Simulate if you are not already using it.  Its primary job is design review and coordination but can also be used as a low- to mid-end animation tool.  If you are looking for animations at the level of what you see on television, then you won't get that without dedicated software, hardware, and training.

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Re: Autocad 2011 Animation

12-10-2010 12:25 PM in reply to: dgorsman

for that type of animation you are going to need 3ds max or maya or softimage

which all have a steep learning curve

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Re: Autocad 2011 Animation

12-13-2010 03:49 PM in reply to: zzz144

hmmm so I guess AC cannot do animation.

No navisworks is for building assembly and process management i think. 3DS is nice but do not like its inacuracy... and importing exporting is not much fun... will upgrade 2011 ac anyway. tons of nice features should be worth it.

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Re: Autocad 2011 Animation

12-14-2010 07:28 AM in reply to: zzz144

autocad can't do animations

autocad wasn't designed to be used that way

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Re: Autocad 2011 Animation

12-14-2010 07:29 AM in reply to: DarrenP

what do you mean by inacuracy with 3ds?

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