Inline-four engine animation

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Re: Inline-four engine animation

Postby clintonsam75 » Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:35 am

Thanks a lot, peterl94.

So here is exactly what to do. Step by step.

First create a python file called conrod.py and save it in the macro directory.

Then open crank_simul.fcstd in FreeCAD.

Next, down in the python console, type "from conrod import *" without the quotes.

Finally, type "animation.stop()" without the quotes which will stop the animation.

To start it again, you can just type "animation = Animation()" to start the animation over from the beginning or type "animation.timer.start(50)" to continue the animation from where you stopped it.
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Re: Inline-four engine animation

Postby peterl94 » Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:35 am

clintonsam75 wrote:After that, start the macro which will start the animation.

Actually, I don't think you would want to do this. The animation will start when you run the import command in the console.
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Re: Inline-four engine animation

Postby clintonsam75 » Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:08 am

peterl94 wrote:
clintonsam75 wrote:After that, start the macro which will start the animation.

Actually, I don't think you would want to do this. The animation will start when you run the import command in the console.


You're right again. I'll edit that step out.