It is the process used for creating motion and property changes to generate animated images from SimLab Composer.
Animation includes object transformation, light change, material change, and appearance (show/hide) change.
It is the fourth stage of CG work-flow.
It’s represented as a workbench within SimLab Composer, which is accessible directly from the Workbenches Bar.
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WHY ANIMATION IS NEEDED?
To create animation to be rendered next as movies.
To create animated objects and cameras for PDF and HTML (WebGL) files.
To create a walk through a house.
HOW ANIMATION CAN BE DONE?
Using the Animation Workbench of SimLab Composer.
WHY GO WITH SIMLAB COMPOSER?
SimLab Composer devotes a specialized workbench dedicated only for this stage of CG work-flow.
Create animations easily, a clear user interface designed to avoid you being frustrated by overly complex exhibition of various details and options of animation as presented in other products.
Animation with SimLab Composer is very easy and fast, simplified for all users.
Presence of pre-defined animations, which allows you to simply apply them on selected object and camera. They are as follows:
Object animations such as Round Table, Wheel Animation, and Follow Path.
Camera animations such as Round Table, Helical, and Director Record.
Director Record is a tool that allows you to direct shooting a scene by switching among multiple cameras or views during recording.
You are able to create your own key frame animations.
Animation in SimLab Composer cover objects, cameras, lights, materials, and appearance.
Animation Workbench provides you with the Time-line, which is a tool to visualize, play, scale and edit animation key frames.
Walk-through is a very cool feature that lets you create and record full motion video tours of a location, by taking a virtual walk-through-tour around the scene freely and interactively using the keyboard keys.
Animation Workbench is able to create videos of several formats from sequential rendered images using the Movie Maker tool. It also adds audio files to the generated movies.
SimLab Composer supports other controllers and peripherals, rather than keyboards, such as using Space Navigator (3D Mouse) in Walk-through mode to navigate and fly through 3D environments at the application run-time.