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nsulli15
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Animate converging geometry

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11-05-2013 05:57 AM

This may not be the right forum for this question, but maybe someone can guide me in the right direction.

 

I would like to be able to show an animation of a flat plate of material converging into a half hollow sphere (like a bowl). Its easy to model the beginning and end stae, but I do not know how to show it transitioning from one to the other.

 

Does anyone have any ideas on how to do this?  I need it for a presentation to convey a design concept. 

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ccarreiras
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Re: Animate converging geometry

11-05-2013 06:02 AM in reply to: nsulli15

Hi!

 

It's possible in the inventor studio inviroment, you have to vary one parameter and animate this variation.

 

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JDMather
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Re: Animate converging geometry

11-05-2013 06:45 AM in reply to: nsulli15

Make the "flat" plate as a very large radius (approaching flat) and arc length.

 

Give the radius a parameter name and then Animate Parameter in Inventor Studio as suggested.

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Re: Animate converging geometry

11-05-2013 07:23 AM in reply to: ccarreiras
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Re: Animate converging geometry

11-05-2013 11:17 AM in reply to: rdyson

Nice example - keep this one around for every time this question comes up.

 

It would be really cool if you could set it to fade to transparency and have a gold fish (or Nemo) make a loop around the bowl.  Whatever happened to Friday pics?

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