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    Discussion in 'SolidWorks' started by MaulickT, May 3, 2013.

    1. MaulickT

      MaulickT New Member

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      I created my first assembly that I need an animation for, I created an animation per my instructors directions and now as I'm trying to save it it will only save the first 3 or 4 seconds and that's it:confused:, My steps for saving it are the following
      -Save animation on motion study bar
      -Name the file
      -Set aspect ratio to 800 with the aspect ratio fixed box unchecked
      -Frame information: entire animation
      -Compressor: Microsoft video 1
      -Compression quality: 85
      -Key frame ever -8- frames

      My instructor posted her power point and how to save it according to her and I'm almost positive I haven't missed any steps and it just won't save the whole file. Any help or advice is appreciated.
      Thanks everyone!
       
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    3. pcdcox

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      What media player are you using.?
       
    4. Sbaugh

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      Make sure you did not accidently select "Time Range" below "Entire Animation".

      The other thing I can think of is what type of Animation are you doing? Are you doing a Animation, Basic Animation or a Motion Analysis? Each of these have their own settings an rules to follow, plus if you added a motor, gravity, etc... you really need to be using Motion Animation. Also when you use Motors, etc... varying on the speed or RPM they will only bring the time line out "X" seconds. You can tell by the Bold black time line across the top to determine how long your animation will last.

      Your question has a lot varaibles in it and you need to provide more information for anyone to help you throughly.

      Best Regards,
      Scott
       
    5. pcdcox

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      MaulickT, If you have the assembly rotating in loop mode. i.e. when you play it in SolidWorks animation does it run continuously.?
      Then you save it to a folder of your choice. It should run continuously in Windows Media Player and other players once you set them in loop mode.
       
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    6. MaulickT

      MaulickT New Member

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      I made the simple mistake of after clicking save I didn't let it play through the animation. I didn't realize that it was basically rendering the video file and saving as it played. So as soon as I let it play through then it saved the whole file. So basically I was making it save just the first few seconds by clicking stop. :( simple mistake on my part but also a simple fix
       
    7. Bizzar

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      My advise is save uncompressed and convert after or do Bitmaps and combine them in Movie Maker... to be honest I had the same problem when I tried to compress in SW.
       

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