Animation Tab

The Animation tab in the Output Tools dialog box includes the following settings which appear when you click Output Tools > Animation > Animation Options.

Output File

The animation functions are available only in SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional.

The Animation tab has two sections, Animation Options and Render Options. The Animation Options are described below.

Filename Lets you name the output file.
Image Format Sets the format of the output images.
Render Output Passes Renders specialized output passes that you can use in post-processing software (such as Adobe® Photoshop®) to enhance the normal output pass.
Movie Format Sets the format of the output movie.
Include Alpha Includes an alpha channel in the output file.
Create Movie Encodes the animation data into a movie format using the parameters below.
Frame Range (Start/End) Set the first and last frames to render in the animation sequence.
To specify a range for the start and end frames, you can move and adjust the handles in the slider control.
Frames Per Second (FPS) (Read-only.) The frame rate of playback.

The value is taken from the FPS you set in the animation timeline.

Duration (Read-only.) Displays the start and end time of the animation, relative to the zero keyframe.