Creating two scenes from two views


#1

I’m trying to create two scenes from two different views, an open and closed woodworking joint. I’ve spent a couple of hours reviewing this topic on the forums but obviously I’m still not getting it. I’ve tried to create Scene 1, by showing the joint open; Scene 2 is the joint closed. The thumbnail of Scene 1 shows the open joint, but clicking on Scene 1 shows it closed.

I can make a copy of the open joint, moving it off to the side and closing it, create two different scenes which works, but the animation keeps it from being clean.

Isn’t there a simple way of creating the two scenes and quickly going from one to the other?
Bridle Joint.skp (38.7 KB)


#2

Craig, you need to use layers along with the scenes. See the attached.
Bridle Joint.skp (31.8 KB)


#3

Is this what you mean? I moved the parts so that they are in the same position in the view. I made two scenes and two layers. I assigned the “closed” layer to the two component copies in the closed configuration and the “open” layer to the two component copies in the open configuration (note: since one of the parts doesn’t move in my version, it isn’t really necessary to have two copies). Then I hid the open layer on the closed scene and updated the scene. Finally, I hid the closed layer on the open scene and updated the scene.

Dave beat me to it while I was typing, but I bet our results are pretty much the same!

Bridle Joint.skp (31.6 KB)


#4

You could also do it this way.
Bridle Joint.skp (33.9 KB)


#5

Thanks guys. Even with your help it took me awhile to figure it out; having to do with layers are about ‘visibility’ and not structural, and making copies, hiding one or the other, not hiding the layer.


#6

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