In the majority of cases when you set out to create a render, the aim is to try and make them as true to life as possible. Whether that just be an image or in the production of a render animation, the goal is to be as “photo-realistic” as possible.
SOLIDWORKS 2016 has added Motion Blur to PhotoView 360 – Render Animation. With this enhancement it will go a long way to assist in achieving that goal.
It is one of those enhancement that has slipped in under the radar. It is covered by just the following paragraph in the SOLIDWORKS 2016 – “What’s New” document.
Adding Motion Blur to Animations When you save an animation, you can use motion blur to simulate the dynamic blurring effect of a static image of a moving object. Because objects must be moving to create the blurring effect, this final rendering effect is coupled with the SOLIDWORKS MotionManager. You can add motion blur to an animation or extract a single frame that shows the motion blur from a motion study
What better example to express the need for Motion Blur than the actions of a fan. A quick download from 3D Content Central soon produced the fan. It was then just a case of Add appearances and then setting up the animation by adding a Motor to the Fan BladesWith the selection of “Save Animation” and the choice of Renderer set to PhotoView 360, the Option of Motion Blur becomes available for selection. The amount of “Blur Length” and “Blur Offset” can be adjusted via the two sliders. How much length & offset is required, will at first be a question of trial & error. After the first few animation, experience with soon guide those settings. In this case I moved them to around the three-quarter mark!
The animations are a good example of the rotation of the fan blades. It is also straight forward to see that the application of Motion Blur has clearly created a much more realistic representation of the motion of the fan movement.
Motion Blur in SOLIDWORKS 2016 – PhotoView – Render Animation a real bonus when creating a greater realistic illusion of motion