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Re: Exploded assembly animation

Postby JMG » Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:26 am

Remove the exploded animation workbench you have and download it from this repository (I have fixed the bug that timthelion (thanks) said):

https://github.com/JMG1/FreeCAD_Explode ... nWorkbench

I have written instructions there ;)

Your file with some animation:
Explusionszeichnung V10 test explusion.FCStd
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Hope it helps :)
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Re: Exploded assembly animation

Postby JMG » Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:08 am

Hi all!

I have published the second version of the exploded assembly animation workbench, you can download it here:
https://github.com/JMG1/ExplodedAssembly

Shocase video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzYR7I2h7KQ


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Re: Exploded assembly animation

Postby triplus » Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:53 am

For now i have only looked at the video and it looks really good.

P.S. Will test the workbench when i find the time.
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Re: Exploded assembly animation

Postby emills2 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:08 am

the functionality in the video looks amazing :)
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Re: Exploded assembly animation

Postby paul18 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:43 am

Hi JMG

Amazing module and quite intuitive; I've tested it in a sub-assembly (modelled by Assembly2 module) and it's a "maravillosa" :D

Of course I've to go deeper and to find a way to generate videos for example, but I think it's becoming one of my favorite modules.

Thanks for your work ... and congretulation for it

Paul
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Re: Exploded assembly animation

Postby triplus » Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:26 am

I did a few tests today and i get good results when using Fasteners WB and after animate the elements by adding BoltGroups for animation purposes.

After i tried to test point to point animation tool. I select 2 corner points of different cubes and press on the point to point tool. The cubes moved together. If i want to animate them after i get this:

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ExplodedAssembly-master/EAInit.py", line 335, in Activated
    v = PB.Point - PA.Point

'Part.Edge' object has no attribute 'Point'
I am guessing i am doing something wrong when selecting the points?
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Re: Exploded assembly animation

Postby JMG » Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:52 am

Thanks you for your feedback :)

@triplus

The objective of the 'point to point' tool is to help to place together the parts before starting to explode them, but your idea of creating trajectories from point to point is interesting. I'll think about it :)



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Re: Exploded assembly animation

Postby triplus » Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:17 am

I see your module has "mini assembly" capability as well. ;) Good to know that. I will go over the video and tools again probably over the weekend and test the module more in depth.

P.S. If you would provide an option to do a (by using a built in support for POV-Ray) render at each step that would be cool!
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Re: Exploded assembly animation

Postby microelly2 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:33 am

triplus wrote:P.S. If you would provide an option to do a (by using a built in support for POV-Ray) render at each step that would be cool!
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Re: Exploded assembly animation

Postby paul18 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:56 pm

Just an idea: I've been thinking it might be interesting to model directly the trajectory under FreeCAD (typically lines or curves in the draft workbench for example); then an option allows-us to click on and to chose it instead of a pre-selected one.