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Make video of time animation?

Experimenter
Experimenter

Is there any way I can record time animations in Testlab that can be exported to a video file (MP4) without having to use a third party screen capture program?

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Re: Make video of time animation?

Siemens Valued Contributor Siemens Valued Contributor
Siemens Valued Contributor

Yes!

it is implemented in Testlab 18, and you can choose to export a time animation (or ODS) between the cursors to either mp4 or avi.

 

The saved movie will have the animation on the bottom, while on the top you will see the reference curve with a cursor so that you know what instant (or frequency, or rpm) you are looking at.

 

 

Re: Make video of time animation?

Experimenter
Experimenter

Thanks ....This is another reason for me to upgrade ASAP !

Re: Make video of time animation?

Siemens Valued Contributor Siemens Valued Contributor
Siemens Valued Contributor

After you upgrade to Testlab 18 here are the steps to use the new animation recording feature ....

 

 

  • Start Desktop module ( Windows 7 : Start -> all programs-> Sim Center Testlab 18-> Desktop Standard & Advance)
  • Open ‘Operational Deflection Shapes & Time Animation’ add-in ( Tools -> Add-Ins -> Operational Deflection Shapes & Time Animation -> ) check box on left side of screen then press close

 

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  • Add your Time data to the ‘Input basket’

  

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  • Go to “ Time Animation “worksheet and confirm “Source section:” (upper left side of page) is set to ‘InputBasket’

 

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  • Use the double cursor provided in the upper 2D Display to define time range to include in recording.

 

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  • Next press the record button (right side of the page) to begin the recording of the animation into a video file. The recording stops at the end of the scrolling range (even if the Repeat option is on) or when the Stop button is pushed. At the end of the recording a file selector comes up to select the name of the video file and the destination folder. The recording will be saved into a MP4 video file.

 

 

 

 

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  • Note the recording will display by default on top half of display the moving cursor (so that you know what you are looking at) and below the actual animation.

 

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  • Additionally, it should be noted that the process is similar for making recordings of operational deflection shapes with ‘Animation’ worksheet tab.
  • Attached to this post are two examples, one for time and one for ODS.

That’s it you’re all set