Overlaying 3-D Visualizations
You can compare two or multibody simulations visually by overlaying their animations in the 3-D Playback Window. To do this, you must have at least one previously saved simulation result from you model to compare against.
To overlay two or more 3-D visualizations:
Open a model that has at least one saved simulation result.
(Optional) If you want to compare your current model to a previous simulation, click Run Simulation (
Click Show Simulation Results (
In the Stored Results palette of the Simulation Results tab, select the simulation results you want to compare.
A check mark (
) indicates which simulation results are selected (that is, visible). Double-click on a result to change its visibility. Alternatively, right-click on the result and select Toggle Visibility.
Select the 3-D Playback Window.
Click Play (
) on the Playback Toolbar.
The animation plays all of the selected visualizations at the same time.
The quality of the visualization is affected if any open plot windows are behind the 3-D Playback Window. If you are experiencing playback issues, try moving the 3-D Playback Window so that it does not overlap a plot window. Alternatively, minimize or close any open plot windows.
Quality can also be improved by animating the model with interpolated frames turned on. For more information, see Animating a 3-D Model with Interpolated Frames.
Select different colors for your visualizations to make it easier to compare results from different simulations. For more information, see Choosing a 3-D Visualization Color.
Animating a 3-D Model with Interpolated Frames
Choosing a 3-D Visualization Color
Exporting a Movie
Playing an Animation
Running a Simulation
Saving Simulation Results
Toolbar: Playback Controls
Viewing Stored Simulation Results
Visualizing a 3-D Model
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