You can save any animation created in the MotionManager as one of the
To save animations:
Click Save Animation (MotionManager
In the Save Animation
to File dialog box:
Type a name for File name.
Select a format for
Save as type.
Select a value for
Unless you have PhotoView installed, only
SolidWorks screen is available
as the renderer.
Under Frame Information:
a value for Frames per second
(default is 7.5).
Entire animation or to save part
of an animation, select Time range
and type start and end value in seconds (for example 3.5 to 15).
to set the animation save time.
Adjust values in the Video Compression
dialog box and click OK.
If PhotoView 360 is added in, the Save
Animation to File dialog box gives
you access to photo-realistic video rendering with shadows, true reflections,
Use Renderer to affect the quality of the
Your choices include:
screen. Make a copy of the on-screen animation.
PhotoView. Enhance the graphics quality of file
copy to include such features as shadowing, true reflections, and anti-aliasing.
Record Animation provides additional
format types for display using other applications, such as Media Player
or ActiveMovie. Select:
Saves the on-screen display as an animation.
Saves and enhances the graphics quality of the animation to include features
such as shadowing, true reflections, and anti-aliasing. The field of view
box appears in the graphics area so that you can assess how the model
will appear in the output.
Image Size and
Aspect Ratio adjusts size and shape of the display.
You can compress
an animation when you save it in Video for Windows (.avi)
format. The compression, movement, and window size settings you choose
can affect your video results.
Compression ratios impact image quality.
Use lower compression ratios to produce smaller file sizes of lesser image
quality. The compression ratios vary, depending on the compression program
When creating animations with many moving
parts or parts that move quickly, the key frame rate impacts image quality.
The key frame rate specifies how often a frame saves an exact copy of
the screen display. All other frames include only changes you make since
the previous key frame. If you have excess variation between frames, lower
the key rate.
To compress a video after clicking Save in the Save
Animation to File dialog box:
Select a compression program from the Compressor
Adjust the Compression
Type a value for the Key