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Mastering Autodesk® Navisworks® 2012 by Scott Johnson, Jason Dodds

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Chapter 10

Animating Objects

In Chapter 5, “Model Snapshots: Viewpoints, Animations, and Sections,” you created simple animations by stitching viewpoints together or by recording your navigations through the model. This chapter introduces you to animating objects and cameras in your Autodesk Navisworks model by using the Animator module. With Animator, you can bring your model to life by creating animations that allow you to further interact and better understand sequences and object movements. For example, you can animate the heavy machinery on a construction site to visualize the path and identify any obstacles in the way. For tall structures, you can animate the concrete slipforms or even the “jump” of a tower crane. In a tight site condition, ...

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