Update the block diagram to assemble the model and visualize it in its initial configuration. The model visualization opens in a separate utility named Mechanics Explorer. Inspect the visualization pane for modeling issues such as missing bodies or improper joint connections.
Run the simulation to start a physics-based 3-D animation of the model. Be
sure to pick a solver suited for physical models, such as
Ode15s, and to specify a maximum time step
that is small enough to accurately capture the fastest meaningful changes
expected in your model.
|Configure and create multibody animation videos|
Workflow steps for updating and simulating a Simscape™ Multibody™ model.
Visualization is not only a central part of a multibody simulation, it is an essential tool in modeling bodies and verifying their shapes, sizes, frame placements, and colors. Here is an overview of the visualization utilities available in the Simscape Multibody environment and the roles they play in your modeling workflow.
Set the model configuration parameters to ensure that Mechanics Explorer opens automatically on model update or simulation.
Select a standard view, set the up-axis convention, and use mouse shortcuts to rotate, roll, pan, or zoom a model.
Use Mechanics Explorer frame highlights and Graphic blocks to visualize frames.
Visualization filtering as a means to selectively show and hide solids, bodies, and multibody subsystems in Mechanics Explorer.
Use selective model visualization to show only those model components that are relevant to you.
Use Mechanics Explorer to go to the block corresponding to a tree view pane node.
Use Camera Manager to create or edit a model visualization camera with a moving viewpoint.
Distinction between dynamic cameras and the global camera. Camera Manager as a tool for creating dynamic cameras. Dynamic camera keyframe and tracking modes.
Save an animation in video format using Video Creator
Review how model animations work and explore the basic controls available for animations.
Overview of Simscape Multibody simulation issues