Simulation and Visualization

Run simulation, visualize model, record animation

Update the block diagram to visualize the model in its initial configuration. Configure the solver settings and run the simulation to visualize the model dynamics. See Manipulate the Visualization Viewpoint for information on basic visualization tools. See Selectively Show and Hide Model Components for information on selective model visualization.

Visualization Utilities

Mechanics Explorer Visualize and explore multibody models
Camera Manager Create, edit, and delete dynamic cameras
Video Creator Configure and create multibody animation videos


smwritevideo Configure and create multibody animation videos

Examples and How To

Visualize a Multibody Model

Update and Simulate a Model

Workflow steps for updating and simulating a Simscape™ Multibody™ model.

Enable Mechanics Explorer

Set the model configuration parameters to ensure that Mechanics Explorer opens automatically on model update or simulation.

Manipulate the Model Viewpoint

Manipulate the Visualization Viewpoint

Select a standard view, set the up-axis convention, and use mouse shortcuts to rotate, roll, pan, or zoom a model.

Create a Dynamic Camera

Use Camera Manager to create or edit a model visualization camera with a moving viewpoint.

Show and Hide Components

Visualize Simscape Multibody Frames

Use Mechanics Explorer frame highlights and Graphic blocks to visualize frames.

Selectively Show and Hide Model Components

Use selective model visualization to show only those model components that are relevant to you.

Interact with Model Visualizations

Go to a Block from Mechanics Explorer

Use Mechanics Explorer to go to the block corresponding to a tree view pane node.

Create a Model Animation Video

Save an animation in video format using Video Creator or the smwritevideo function.


Model Animation

Animation is cached during model simulation.

Solid and Multibody Visualization

Solid block and Mechanics Explorer as visualization utilities for solids, bodies, and multibody subsystems.

Selective Model Visualization

Visualization filtering as a means to selectively show and hide solids, bodies, and multibody subsystems in Mechanics Explorer.

Visualization Cameras

Distinction between dynamic cameras and the global camera. Camera Manager as a tool for creating dynamic cameras. Dynamic camera keyframe and tracking modes.


Troubleshoot Simulation Issues

Overview of Simscape Multibody simulation issues

Multibody Visualization Issues

Find and fix common issues in models that you visualize with Mechanics Explorer.

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