Is there any way to record DRIVE? I can show the project manager the design in minutes with DRIVE. Yet trying to recreate the same output with 3DFLY is an exercise in patience.
Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions!
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Get yourself a copy of Jing, a free screen recorder. Civil 3D does not provide a way to record the Drive, but you can start Jing, then start your Drive and you'll have a recording. It allows you to pick a window defining what part of the screen to record, so you don't have to show the Civil 3D program, only the drive.
If you want to have ability to edit, for $300 you can get Camtasia Studio. Nice piece of software. Many of us on this discussion board use it.
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there is also this one from autodesk: http://labs.autodesk.com/utilities/chronicle
this only works with 2013
As far as I know, Chronicle only records the entire application and you can't select just the drawing area (for example). Don't get me wrong, it's a great tool but it was created for recording training type videos. I use it to record trouble shooting issues as well.
Thanks Tim! Jing worked awesome! Thank you for your help. (File size is too big to post here.) Until I can finally figure out all the settings to get ANIPATH to show all my rendered surfaces DRIVE command with Jing is the way I will be making these videos for now!
why doesn't DRIVE have a record option? this is so basic so simple for a product with "3D" in the name as to imply it gives the power to draw in 2D vizualize in 3D and yet here we are release 2014 still doesn't include this basic function. I guess if we want to show clients the road we designed we'll have to drag run it from inside the software and hope it doesn't as usual crash.
If you don't have Infrastructure Design Suite Premium or Ultimate, which include InfraWorks, then you can just use AutoCAD's built-in animation/recording. If you do have InfraWorks, I highly recommend you do it there. It's super easy, fast and great quality.
Be sure you have extracted your crown feature line from the corridor as a 3d polyline and AutoCAD can follow that.
I can't answer why Drive has no record option, but I do agree that it seems like it should be there. I mean, c'mon people. Oh well, there are reasonable workarounds.
Lets expand that a little bit. What would you like it recorded to (AVI? MPEG? H.264?)? What resolution would you like? I'm sure there's a few other questions which could provide enough answers for any future development.