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Offline cubicart

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Animating motion of a gas strut
« on: October 19, 2013, 01:54:12 pm »
Does anyone know of a way to animate the motion of a gas strut in KS 4.2 ... one end fixed, and the other end moving with a changing pivot angle and cylinder translation? Works great in SolidWorks with flexible mates etc, but I'm having difficulty in KS.

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thomasteger

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Re: Animating motion of a gas strut
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2013, 06:03:16 am »
We don't have a flexible mates, collision detection etc in KeyShot. Right now this is a bit difficult to do. We are looking into adding support of animations from SW inside KeyShot.

Offline Speedster

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Re: Animating motion of a gas strut
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2013, 11:08:01 am »
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We are looking into adding support of animations from SW inside KeyShot.

+ everybody who uses SolidWorks and KeyShot!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Animating motion of a gas strut
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2013, 09:08:59 am »
Thomas, this capability would be awesome!

Offline m2tts

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Re: Animating motion of a gas strut
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2013, 10:25:29 am »
Absolutely a want/must have!

Offline pvineyard

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Re: Animating motion of a gas strut
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2013, 10:28:53 am »
I just finished animating this compressor with reciprocating motion.

It was a combination of translation of the con rod, plus rotation of the con rod, which used the crosshead as the helper point.

Once this was done, I separately mapped a translation of the piston.

However, because one cannot animate using paths, it had to be done one frame at a time.

I'm praying that KeyShot and Siemens can find a way to export animation from Solid Edge into KeyShot!
« Last Edit: December 06, 2013, 10:30:36 am by pvineyard »