Display Set Animations - Intergraph Smart Review - Help

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Intergraph Smart Review
7.1 (2018 R1)

To create Display Set animations, you must install the Simulation and Visual Effects module.

When you create a Display Set animation, you capture the movement of the display sets as well as symbology settings such as material colors and lighting. You also get an animation path that shows you the traversed area of the display set. Display Set animations enable you to create and then check the spatial information of objects in your model. You can view and modify the location and positioning of objects as they move along a path. When you have your spatial settings defined in the animation, you can use the Animation Sequencer to modify the time information. Edit the start and end times of the animation as well as the time corresponding to each point. For more information on the Sequencer, see Using the Animation Sequencer.

Workflow Summary

The steps below outline the major processes in display set animation development. Commands used within each process are listed below each step.

Command buttons in the Animation toolbar (Animation > Toolbars > Animation) are organized, from left to right, according to the workflow process below. You can use the toolbar as a guide in creating, playing, and scheduling animations.

  1. Select the objects to group together into a collection or display set. These display sets represent objects to move. Smart Review provides many ways to build these groups such as picking objects in the view, or defining a query based on object property data. The Project Manager contains the list of the display sets in the current model.

    Commands Used: Required/Helpful:

    New Display Set: Create New Display Set Definitions

    Additional commands that could be helpful:

    Project Manager: View Model Data with the Project Manager
    Find Object: Advanced Search with Find Object
    Edit Display Set: Edit a Display Set Definition
    Auto-Define Display Sets: Auto-Define Display Sets
    Fit: Fit View to Object
    Show: Show Display Sets
    Import: Import Display Sets

  2. Create the animation. When you move a display set in capture mode, an animation path also gets created.

    Commands Used: Required/Helpful:

    Select Display Set Filter: Select Display Sets Filter
    Set Display Set Motion: Set Motion Control for Display Sets
    Drag-and-Drop a Display Set: Move a Display Set Using Drag-and-Drop
    Capture Display Set: Capture Display Set Motion and Settings

    Additional commands that could be helpful:

    Elevation Locking: Lock Elevation
    Show/Hide Display Path: Show Display Set Animation Path
    Reposition: Reposition the Animation Path
    Reset: Reset a Display Set to the Original, As-Built Position
    Import: Import a Display Set Animation

  3. Use the Animation Player to see your animations.

    Commands Used: Required/Helpful:

    Animation Player: Use the Animation Player

    Play: Play
    Stop: Stop

    Additional commands that could be helpful:

    Step Forward: Step Forward
    Play Backward: Play Backward
    Loop/Pong: Animation Player Control Summary
    Playback/Capture Settings: Configure Display Set Animation Settings

  4. Schedule the start and end dates of your Display Set animations and adjust the playback speed. You can define when objects should move (date and time), and set how fast they are move along their path. By default, the start and end times are set to the current time when you start creating an animation.

    Commands Used: Required/Helpful:

    Animation Sequencer: Using the Animation Sequencer
    Drag-and-Drop animation paths: Use Display Paths and Points Modes to Edit Paths

    Additional commands that could be helpful:

    Animation Playback/Capture Settings: Configure Display Set Animation Settings
    Display Points and Paths: Show Display Set Animation Path
    ScheduleReview Settings: ScheduleReview Settings Dialog Box
    Set Start/End: Set Time Block Start and End Times
    Set Extents: Set to Time Block Extents

  5. Save your animation as an AVI file. You can create an AVI of what is being displayed in the Smart Review Main view as the objects are moving along their paths.

    Commands Used: Required/Helpful:

    Record Settings: Record Settings
    Record: Record Animations
    Animation Player: Use the Animation Player

    Additional commands that could be helpful:

    Fit View to Display Set
    Fit View to Object
    Increase/Decrease Playback: Set Time Block Start and End Times
    Materials: Assign Materials

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