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Animation PropertyManager

The Animation PropertyManager lets you animate a plot and save the animation as an .avi file.

To display the Animation PropertyManager, in the Results folder in the SimulationXpress study tree, double-click Stress, Displacement, or Deformation to display the plot and then right-click the item in the SimulationXpress study tree and click Animate.


Play Starts the animation from the current frame.
Pause Stops the animation at the current frame.
Stop Resets the animation to the starting frame.
Frames Sets the number of frames to use in animation. Linear interpolation is used to determine frames.
Speed Controls the speed of the animation. Drag the slider to the right for faster animation or to the left for slower animation.
Forward Only Plays the animation one time.
Loop Plays the animation in a continuous looping pattern. It plays from start to end, and continues to repeat.
Reciprocate Plays the animation in a continuous reciprocating pattern. It plays from start to end, then end to start, and continues to repeat.

Save as AVI File

  Option Sets the compressor to use.
  Browse Lets you specify a name and location for the animation file.
  View with Media Player Opens the animation using Microsoft® Media Player©.

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