3D Animation Plot

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3D Animation Plot

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The tree at the left of the Simulator, shows the various Windows that are open. If you put your mouse on top of Window1, click the right mouse button and Add Plot - 3D Animation. This will add a 3D animation plot.

3D Animation window

The 3D Animation window.


To start editing, put your mouse on top of the 3D Animation plot. From the right mouse menu choose Plot Properties.
This will open 3D Properties window where you build your animation.


You can run an animation by clicking the green run button Run3Danimation. You can also select the Run command from the Replay menu.
At the top right of the window you see the Speed box 3DAnimationSpeedBox where you can set the replay speed. The default speed is to replay an animation at real time but you can set it to play an animation faster or slower.
If you have multiple camera's in your animation, you can switch camera, by clicking the camera button 3DAnimationCameraButton.

Ray Trace

Ray Tracing will add shadows and mirror images to a 3D Animation. In the 3D Properties window, from the File menu, select RayTrace to apply Ray Tracing to the current window.

Creating Movies

In the 3D Properties window, from the File menu select Create Movie to create movies from your animation.

Full Screen

Right click your mouse when pointing on a 3D Animation. Select Full Screen to see the animation in full screen. Click the Escape button to remove the full screen view.