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Animating Your Results Display
Use animation to display your results for these purposes:
to animate mode shapes
to animate deformations in your model in conjunction with quantities such as displacement, stress, strain, strain energy, and so on
for buckling analyses, to animate the mode shapes so that you can fully understand how the structure fails
You can animate fringe, vector, or model result displays using the Display Options tab on the Result Window Definition dialog box. You cannot animate fatigue or linearized stress results.
In an animated Results display, Creo Simulate displays the result quantities in steps. The first frame represents the no load condition or the output before loads are applied and the last frame shows the final results for a model. Intermediate frames show the output under increasing load conditions. In a dynamic frequency analysis, the animation is for one cycle at the selected frequency where, 1 cycle =3600.
When you select Animate on the Display Options tab, these options become available:
Auto Start—Start the animation as soon as the result window displays.
You can also start and stop the animation using the View > Start, View > Step Forward, and View > Stop commands.
Playback Mode—Designate the playback mode of the animation by clicking one of these buttons:
(Repeat)—In a static animation, the model moves from zero to maximum deformation in equal, linear steps.
(Reverse)—In a static animation, the model moves from zero to maximum deformation and back to zero in equal, linear steps.
(Alternating)—In a modal animation, the model moves from zero to maximum deformation, back to zero deformation, then to negative maximum deformation, and then back to zero, changing shape in unequal steps.
* For elastoplastic analysis, only the repeat playback mode is available since the plastic material graph is not reversible.
Frames—Type the number of frames you want in a single animation cycle. The default number of frames is 8. The number of frames must be a multiple of 4 except for step animation.
If you define a deformed result display, you can toggle the deformed overlay on the animation by selecting View > Overlay in the Results user interface window.
When you display the result window for an animated model, you can speed up or slow down the animation by moving the slider on the toolbar in the appropriate direction.
For information on controlling your animation, see Controlling Animations.