Progressive Animation to show Additive Assembly Sequences

Progressive Animation to show Additive Assembly Sequences

How to create a progressive animation from multiple part files in a 3D PDF using PDF3D ReportGen (GUIDE AND VIDEO)

Wondering how to address the complex task of creating a 3D animated sequence to show the gradual assembly sequence of a complex model without programming? Normally time-sequence or transient data is shown as a sequence, one part at a time, so how can this be adapted to show an additive built-up sequence?

By using PDF3D ReportGen with a sequence of input files, you can enable sequence animation with the progressive option to present a sequenced build-up of the 3D model, allowing 3D interaction, rotation and zoom without stopping the animation.

You can view our demonstration video to see exactly how this is done.  The short guide shows how to import a set of parts from individual files to make a sequence animation that displays parts as they are added to form an entire assembly in 3D PDF.

  • First, parts are added in a list, normally in numerical sequence order.
  • Then the sequence animation option is selected, along with the “progressive animation” option.
  • The output animation in 3D PDF file is selected, and the covert button clicked.
  • Once the animation is created, the play-pause button in the toolbar along the top of the 3D View in the result 3D PDF controls the playback of the sequence.

Follow links to the video gallery to watch “Getting Started: Progressive Animation“.