Javelin / TriMech Author

Matt Campbell, CSWE

SOLIDWORKS Composer Animation Path Planning [VIDEO]

In SOLIDWORKS Composer, the Path Planning add-in will help with animating an actor for moving from point A to point B. The power of SOLIDWORKS Composer Path Planning resides mainly in the fact that it will not allow the actor to contact any other actors in the environment. This will allow you to create very complex animations without having to key-frame every movement. This video shows how the Path Planning add-in works in SOLIDWORKS Composer:  

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Rendering the Jack-O-Lantern

Before following this blog, please read Part 1 at https://www.javelin-tech.com/blog/2013/10/create-jack-o-lantern-solidworks-video/   In this blog I will show how to add a Point Light, light fog, change the scene and then render the Jack-O-Lantern.    

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How to Create a Jack-O-Lantern in SolidWorks

  In the spirit of Halloween which is a couple of weeks away, I am going to show you a couple of surface modeling tools that can be used to create a Jack-O-Lantern. In this article, I am going to use Revolved Surface, Split Lines,…

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Is Photoshop built into SolidWorks PhotoView 360??? [VIDEO]

To answer the question in the title of this article: “Not quite, but SolidWorks PhotoView 360 has added lot of post rendering options, allowing you to get that Perfect Image without using Adobe Photoshop”. This video demonstrates how easy it is to control lighting, HSV and bloom after the rendering operation has been completed.

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85 New Scenes in SolidWorks 2014 [VIDEO]

SolidWorks 2014 has added more scenes and options to edit the favorites list. This is great for someone who is just getting into Rendering and doesn’t know how to create custom scenes. Watch this video:

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Updating Actors In SolidWorks Composer [VIDEO]

Watch this video to learn how to update just one Actor in a SolidWorks Composer file.

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MultiBody parts and Section Views [VIDEO]

A couple of weeks ago a customer called me to ask why when applying a Section View the sectioned face is always shaded in the default colour even though all the related features have different colours applied? The trick is to apply colours to the body and not the features. I have created a quick video to show you how:

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Creating styles with SOLIDWORKS Composer [VIDEO]

In the video below I will give you an example on how easy it is to create styles in Composer. This will allow you to have a company standard on how everything looks and feels with the images you create.

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How To Export High Resolution Videos in SolidWorks Composer [VIDEO]

When you create video with SolidWorks Composer the intuitive way to export it is to use the video workshop and export an AVI file. This method is fast but you lose the alpha channel. If you use the default background you will see lines instead of a smooth transition of the colours. The solution is to use the High Resolution export and choose multiple with the video export option. This is what I use. The result is a better looking video, but it involves a few more steps. When choosing the frames per second rate (I use 30 frames per second) do not worry if you will end up with tones of Jpegs. Because SolidWorks Composer runs on Windows you probably have the Movie Maker program already…

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Changing the shadow position in SOLIDWORKS [VIDEO]

Since the release of SOLIDWORKS 2013 the way the software decides how to cast your models shadow has changed. I have created a short video on how to change the SOLIDWORKS shadow position.  

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Using Cameras in SolidWorks [VIDEO]

Watch this short video to learn how to create and use cameras in SolidWorks.

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Importing SolidWorks with SolidWorks Composer 2013x [VIDEO]

SolidWorks Composer 2013x has some really nice enhancements. Now you can tell Composer you are opening a SolidWorks file and it will choose the import profile for you. Watch this video for a demonstration of this functionality:

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Contour Lines with PhotoView360 [VIDEO]

Watch this video to learn how to create contoured images of your SolidWorks models:

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SolidWorks Animation Wizard: Showcase Your Models from all Angles [VIDEO]

Watch how easy it is to create a video of your model rotating using the SolidWorks Animation Wizard:  

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SolidWorks Animation: Stepping Up Your Exploded View Animations [VIDEO]

Watch this video to learn how to use the motion study tab in order to create better exploded view animations in SolidWorks.

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