Animation Commands

The Animation commands allow you to give movement to objects in your simulation.

These commands are useful if you wish to simulate a product in action and enhance the VR immersion experience.

There are multiple commands allowing you to work with animations in SkyReal:

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Start

T_PlayButton

When used, this command will let you choose an animation that you have created or loaded into the simulation from a list. The animation will start from the time stams where it was last at (this will be 0 by default, if the animation hasn't been played already).

Start all

T_PlayAllButton

When used, this command will start all of the animations that you have created or loaded into your simulation. The animations will start from the time stamp where they were last at (this will be 0 by default, if the animations haven't played already).

Record

T_RecordButton_Check

Whilst this command is activated, any object movement will be recorded. You can move objects using the Grab commands.

To stop recording, simply reuse the command using the toggle slice. Once you have stopped recording, all of the movements that were recorded will be saved into a single, playable animation.

Set animation time

T_AnimationTime

When used, this command will let you set the time stamp for all of the animations in the simulation. Animations currently playing will be moved to that time stamp and continue on playing, whilst paused animations will simply be moved to that time stamp but will remain paused.

Pause

T_PauseButton

When used, this command will stop all of the currently playing animations, and keep them at their current time stamp.

Stop

T_StopButton

When used, this command will stop all of the currently playing animations, and reset their time stamps to 0.

Reset

T_ResetButton

When used, this command will the time stamps of all animations to 0.

Fast forward

T_FastForwardButton

When activated, this command will first let you choose at fast forward speed, and then will apply this speed to all currently playing animations.

Fast backward

T_FastBackwardButton

When activated, this command will first let you choose at rewind speed, and then will apply this speed to all currently playing animations.

Animation speed

T_Speed

When used, this command will let you set the playing speed for all of the animations in the simulation.

Tips

For smooth movements while recording animations in VR, use the Compass manipulation command to grab and move objects.