Animation Workbench

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Introduction

Animation Toolkit for FreeCAD

This Workbench can be used to create sequences of pictures.

It is still under construction - all contributions welcomed ...

References

Installation

This workbench is easy to install and update from the Addon Manager available in FreeCAD 0.17 and above. For FreeCAD 0.16 users and other install methods, please refer to Installing_additional_contents. Specifically, the GitHub download page has install instructions: download the Zip, un-compress, and place the flamingo-master folder inside your .FreeCAD/Mod directory. If the /Mod directory does not exist, create it by Create New Folder on Ubuntu.

Tools

Detailed description here

Toolbar

Animation-menu-orizz.png

Drop down menu

  • Animation Mover.png Mover: moves objects during a time intervall along the motion Vector.
  • Animation Rotator.png Rotator: rotates objects during a time intervall. Further parameters are Rotation Axis/Direction, Center of Rotation and Angle.
  • Animation Tranquillizer.png Tranquillizer: slows the render process if the animation runs to fast.
  • Animation Photographer.png Photographer: creates a picture of a given format and size to a render directory for every time step.
  • Animation Plugger.png Plugger: connects a newly created object to an already animated shuttle object or to a vertex of an animated sketch to enable using sketcher to calculate complex transformations with some constraints by means of the shuttle object.
  • Animation Adjuster.png Adjuster: enables to calculate a value by a basic linear function. Now sketches can become animated by changing values in constraints.
  • Animation Styler.png Styler: controls the Gui-object. Visibility, Transparency and Shape Color can be changed on the fly.
  • Animation Billboard.png Billboard: Billboard and Moviescreen are features to display extra information like texts or images during the animation.
  • Animation Moviescreen.png Moviescreen: Billboard and Moviescreen are features to display extra information like texts or images during the animation.
  • Animation Extruder.png Extruder: can be used to demonstrate the functionality of a miller or a 3D printer.
  • Animation Viewpoint.png Viewpoint:
  • Animation Manager.png Manager:
  • Animation Bounder.png Bounder: limits the values of the Placement to an intervall. It is the projection of a motion to a min/max limited space.
  • Animation Filler.png Filler: can be used to fill the volume of a part from bottom to top like to fill a bottle with wine. It can work as running slice trough the part like a ct scan.
  • Animation Gearing.png Gearing: animates the rotation of 2 or 3 gears or a star-planet-moon system.
  • Animation Kartan.png Kartan: animates a Kardan joint.
  • Animation Scaler.png Scaler:
  • Animation Placer.png Placer:
  • Animation Diagram.png Diagram:
  • Animation Collision.png Collision:
  • Animation Combiner.png Combiner:
  • Animation AnimationControlPanel.png AnimationControlPanel:
  • Animation Pather.png Pather:
  • Animation Snapshot.png Snapshot:
  • Animation ViewSequence.png ViewSequence:
  • Animation Speeder.png Speeder:
  • Animation Toucher.png Toucher:
  • Animation Tracker.png Tracker:
  • Animation Trackreader.png Trackreader:
  • Animation Abroller.png Abroller:
  • Animation Delta.png Delta:
  • Animation Sum.png Sum:
  • Animation Assembly2Controller.png Assembly2Controller:
  • Animation Connector.png Connector:

Other

  • Animation Animation.png Animation:
  • Animation CaseAction.png Case action:
  • Animation FalseAction.png False action:
  • Animation FollowMe.png Follow me:
  • Animation LoopAction.png Loop action:
  • Animation QueryAction.png Query action:
  • Animation RepeatAction.png Repeat action:
  • Animation ScriptAction.png Script action:
  • Animation TrueAction.png True action:
  • Animation WhileAction.png While action:
  • Animation Reset.png Reset:
  • Animation Icon1.png Icon1:
  • Animation Icon2.png Icon2:
  • Animation Icon3.png Icon3:

Links to Animation WB

Other useful links

  • ExplodedAnimation: FreeCAD workbench to create exploded views and animations of assemblies.
  • Assembly2: Assembly workbench for FreeCAD with support for importing parts from external files.
  • DevWorkbenches: List of workbenches in development.