Generating a Film

Now you want to generate a film of your dismounting operation:

For this you will need to perform various operations such as: 

  • Creating a camera (using the View > Named Views) with three different viewpoints focusing on CHAINSAW_BODY_SAFETYHANDLE.1, on CHAINSAW_BODY_CLUTCHCOVER.1 and on the Chainsaw_Handle Shuttle
  • Defining a camera track
  • Defining a new sequence
  • Defining a sequence and replay it (in a camera window Window )
  • Customizing the player parameters
  • Multi-selecting and hiding the current tracks
  • Generating a film (in AVI format) using  Tools > Image > Video
The CHAINSAW.CATProduct document is already open.  The following tasks have been performed within the document:

You defined a sequence containing three tracks and other actions (visibility and color actions),

  • CHAINSAW_BODY_SAFETYHANDLE.1 track (see Dismounting the Chainsaw Handle).
  • CHAINSAW_BODY_CLUTCHCOVER.1 track (step 2)
  • Transparency action (step2)
  • Visibility action (hiding  the CHAINSAW_BODY_HANDLE.1) (Step 3)
  • Handle_Shuttle_Track (Step 4) 
  1. Create a camera by selecting View > Named Views...

    The Named Views dialog box appears.  Initially, it may not have Camera 1 visible in it.
  2. Click the Add button.

     Camera 1 appears.
  3. Click OK.

    The camera is created and identified in the specification tree.
    To create a camera track:
  4. Click Track from the DMU Simulation toolbar and select Camera.1 in the specification tree.

  5. Record three different viewpoints focusing on:

    • the Chainsaw_Handle Shuttle
  6. Open a camera window (Window > Camera Window > Camera 1) and tile your window horizontally (Window > Tile Horizontally).

  7. Click OK in the Track dialog box.

  8. Rename the created track in Camera_Track using the track contextual menu.

    The next steps in this task enable Camera_track to be played in simultaneous mode with the first sequence defined.  To define a new sequence:
  9. Click Edit Sequence.

    The Edit Sequence dialog box is displayed; verify that the Edit Action tab is on top.
  10. Select Sequence.1 in the Action in session list and click the Add button . 

     The action is added to the Action in Sequence list.
  11. Select Action.2//Camera_Track.

    In the Action duration box, enter 15.
  12. Select the Merge Up so that the actions are played in simultaneous mode.

  13. Play your sequence using the Player.

     To customize the Player parameters:
  14. On the Player, click Parameters.

     The Player Parameters dialog box is displayed:
  15. Enter 0.2 s in the Sampling Step field.

  16. Replay your sequence again using Play Forward.

  17. Click OK to create the sequence.

     The new sequence is created and identified in the specification tree.
    To hide the tracks
  18. Multi-select the tracks in the specification tree and click Hide/Show , or select the View > Hide/Show > Swap Hide/Show.

    1. Set Up the Capture Session.

    2. Select the Recording button  to access the Video Properties dialog box, which lets you set up the video capture parameters prior to recording the video.

    3. Choose the Video File Format and Location.
      For this example, select Microsoft AVI (Windows).

    4. Specify which part of the screen to record.

    5. Setting Movie Replay Parameters.

    6. Select the OK button in the Video Properties dialog box to start the recording.

    To generate a film in AVI format:
  19. Select  Tools > Image > Video to display the Video Recorder dialog box.

    The track objects are no longer displayed: they have been transferred into the No Show space.
    Please read Recording Interactions in Video Format in the Infrastructure User's Guide.
  20. Select Sequence.2 in the specification tree.

  21. Run your sequence simulation with the Player.

  22. Select the Stop button on the Video Recorder dialog box.