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Offline Ivan NX

Animation of assembly, using constrains from CAD
« on: October 19, 2022, 01:53:15 am »
Is it possible to animate joins or any other constrain from CAD in Keyshot?
For example, scissor lift animation using constrained parts of the lift to pull each other up and down...

Offline Eric Summers

Re: Animation of assembly, using constrains from CAD
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2022, 10:45:02 am »
Yes, depending on your CAD software. If you use the KeyShot plugin to send your files to KeyShot, check to see if it supports animations.

Offline Ivan NX

Re: Animation of assembly, using constrains from CAD
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2022, 12:35:23 am »
If I understood you good, you suggest me to check if animation form CAD can be transferred to Keyshot?
I do not have animation in NX, but I want to know if there is a way to transfer joints and other constrains behavior to Keyshot so if I move top of the lift in Keyshot all connected (constrained in NX) parts will move in Keyshot?

Offline Eric Summers

Re: Animation of assembly, using constrains from CAD
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2022, 10:31:31 am »
Do you have the NX plugin for KeyShot? https://www.keyshot.com/resources/downloads/plugins/

If you do and you created an animation in NX of the scissor lift going up and down the plugin should be able to send that to KS (don't take my word, I'm not an NX user).
If that route doesn't work, can you export an alembic (.abc) from NX?

Offline Ivan NX

Re: Animation of assembly, using constrains from CAD
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2022, 11:46:25 am »
will try it tomorrow

Offline TGS808

Re: Animation of assembly, using constrains from CAD
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2022, 12:08:39 pm »
I want to know if there is a way to transfer joints and other constrains behavior to Keyshot so if I move top of the lift in Keyshot all connected (constrained in NX) parts will move in Keyshot?

What you are referring to is called Inverse Kinematics. KeyShot can not do this.

Offline Ivan NX

Re: Animation of assembly, using constrains from CAD
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2022, 01:49:22 am »
I want to know if there is a way to transfer joints and other constrains behavior to Keyshot so if I move top of the lift in Keyshot all connected (constrained in NX) parts will move in Keyshot?

What you are referring to is called Inverse Kinematics. KeyShot can not do this.

Learned new term... Thank you.