How to use AutoCAD's built-in animations to make movies of your 3D models
Animations with AutoCAD shows you how to use AutoCAD's animation system, one that very few people know exists in the popular CAD program. The e-book covers these topics:
Recording animations along paths
Saving path animations as movie files
Walking and flying through 3D models
Shot Motion animation
Adjusting walkthrough speed and field of view
Recording interactive walkthroughs
Editing animations with MovieMaker
Testing with the GSB commands
Tips on making animations more realistic, and processing long animations
And a history of AutoFlix
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Table of Contents: Animations with AutoCAD
Important note: The content of each edition varies depending on the features in the release
Chapter 1 — Introduction to Animations
Invoking Animations, Animation Commands, Dashboard, View Menu, Walk and Fly Toolbar, Other Useful Commands, System Variables. Sidebar: Before AniPath, There Was AutoFlix
Chapter 2 — Recording Animations
AniPath — Animations Recorded, Camera Target and Path, Motion Path Animation Dialog Box, Animation Settings, Animation Preview Window, Save As Dialog Box, Animation Settings Dialog Box. Tutorial: Creating Animations, Editing the Camera, Grips Editing, Not Moving the Camera and Target, Changing the Field of View, Shortcut Menu, Camera Properties. Sidebar: Camera/Target Combinations. Sidebar: Field of View (aka Lens Length).
Chapter 3 — Interactive Animations
3dWalk - Walking Through Models, Tutorial: Walking in 3D, WalkFlySettings, Related System Variables, 3dFly - Flying Through Models. Sidebar: Position Locator Palette
Chapter 4 — Shot Motion Animation
NavSMotion — The Shot Motion Interface , Shot Motion Control Panel, Category and View Thumbnail Interface, Shot View’s Right-click Menu, Related Commands and System Variables,
Cinematic Shot Properties Dialog Box in Model Space, Tutorial: Creating A Shot Motion Animation, Naming Views and Categories, Specifying the Animation Type, Specifying Animation Parameters, Transition Type, Motion Type, Cinematic Shot Properties Dialog Box in Layout Tab, Previewing and Viewing the Animation, Taking a Second Show, Tutorial: Creating A Slide Show Animation, Tutorial: Creating A Walkthrough Animation, Adding Backgrounds to Animations, View — Alternative Animation Properties Editing, Processing High Quality Animation Movies
Appendix A — Editing with MovieMaker
How to Get Your Copy of MovieMaker, About MovieMaker, History of MovieMaker, Tutorial: Editing AutoCAD Videos with MovieMaker, Adding Video and Transiton Effects, Adding Titles, Text Overlays, and Credits, Adding Music and Narration, Saving the Movie
Appendix B — Testing with gsb
Summary of GSB Commands, GSB Commands with Input, Tutorial: Using GSB Commands