You can animate the simulation results in Simscape Multibody Second Generation. Normally it is enabled by default when you create a new model. Try opening a shipping example (such as sm_four_bar) and the animation should appear when you press the Run button.
The animation in second generation is much more powerful than in first generation. Here are some things you can do in second generation that you cannot in first generation:
- Replay and scroll through animation without re-running the simulation
- View multiple viewpoints simultaneously
- Interactively hide elements (so you can see elements that are behind or inside other elements)
- Define cameras that track objects or move to specific locations and orientations in time.
There are many more advantages to the second generation technology.