in the release note to version 6 i delightedly read that
“In Model View’s properties, rendering options for force visualization are available.”
Does this mean that i can visualize joint reaction forces directly in the GUI?
What is the easiest way to show JointReactionForces in the ModelView?
When i right click on … Contraints.Reaction.Fout there is the choice ModelView/Forces/Show. What is this about?
Thanks and kind regards,
One of the new features in version 6 is the ability to visualize forces in the modelview. The easiest way to do this with a loaded model is to right-click anywhere on the model in the modelview and select the following in the context popup menu:
This will show a visualization of the current forces in the model. For example: The reaction forces will be shown as Black arrows with red tips (you can hover the mouse over a force arrow to see which one it is).
Please note that the simulation needs to be in a state where forces have been calculated for any forces to be shown (for example during Inverse Dynamics).
Hey, thanks, it works, great.
Some further questions:
How/Is it possible to visualize only certain forces to increase clarity (selection/deselection of force groups, e. g.)?
I assume that the lines which are sometimes longer than the arrows represent the magnitude of forces. Is it possible to adjust line and/or arrow lengths?
Can this be read somewhere in the documentation/tutorials. (Could not find it yet.)
Thanks for any help on this,
I have to admit that this is still a little work in progress, so there is not much info available. It is more to give a quick overview. Several of the things you are asking for do not exist yet.
There is a little youtube video about the ModelView, it might be very basic for you, but please have a quick look.
If you right click in the model tree on a segment, or on a folder, you can visualize only forces of selected folders or of selected segments, etc…
Magnitude can not be changed (yet).
did not realize that right clicking in the model tree allows for enabling forces of certain joints separately. That’s very nice!