I have a multibody simulation, and I need to find some way to create a video just like the one you can export from Mechanics Explorer, except with a couple of readouts which display the value of certain parameters, frame-by-frame.
I'm pretty sure there is no way to add a numerical readout to a video in mechanics explorer directly, so here are the things I have attempted to figure out so far (unsuccessfully):
- I could try to create separate video of my readouts, like from the dashboard blocks, which I could then just combine with the mechanics explorer video using other software. Is there a way to get a video file of the dashboard blocks from a simulation? I don't think a desktop recorder would work, since I need frame-by-frame values of the simulation.
- I also suspect that I could use the 3D animation library somehow (no experience with it thus far)... It looks like I would have to rebuild the machine in the Virtual World file and connect it, which seems like a pain... So looking for any other options before I try to figure that out.
Any other suggestions?