Graphics Programs Reference
When you set the resolution, a red rectangle appears in the Design
window. This is a preview of the portion of the screen that will be
To make sure your animation is captured, you can close the Render
Animation window and use the Zoom tool to resize the assembly in
10. In order to make the change effective, right-click Camera1 in the
Browser, and choose Set Camera to View to reset the view.
11. Return to the Render Animation dialog.
12. Set Camera to Camera1.
13. Leave the Lighting and Scene Styles set to Current.
14. Set Render Type to Realistic.
15. On the Output tab, make sure the end of the time range is set to 5.0 s .
On the Output tab is a Preview: No Render option. This option
allows you to create a test animation without taking the time to ren-
der each frame. This way, you can make sure the settings are right
before you build the entire animation.
Other options on the Output tab include the Frame Rate, which
meters the smoothness of the animation; and the Format option,
which has Inventor generate a series of images rather than a single
animation fi le. These images can be combined by other video formats.
You can save the animations as .AVI or .WMV fi les.
16. Select the Preview: No Render option, and set your Frame Rate to 10 .
17. Click Render.
18. If prompted to save, save the fi le in C:\Data\, and name it Fan.avi .
19. Set Compressor to Microsoft Video 1 or a format of your choice.
20. Click OK to create the animation preview.
21. Review the animation to see the results of the preview.
22. Close the Render Output dialog, and admire and save your work.
That's all we'll cover regarding renderings. I'll post a copy of the rendered ani-
mation to www.sybex.com/go/inventor2010ner .