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.

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.

Output File

Filename Lets you name the output file.
Image Format Specifies the format of the output images.
Render Layers Renders specialized output passes that you can use in post-processing software to enhance the normal output pass.
Movie Format Specifies 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) Specify 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 specify in the animation timeline.

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