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How to play Multiple Fixed-Wings UAV Animations in UAV animation block

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Greeting everyone!!!
I am trying to simulate waypoint following of Multiple fixed-wings UAVs in UAV Animation block which I found from example "Tuning Waypoint Follower for Fixed-Wing UAV" which can be using following command:
openExample('robotics/TuningWaypointFollowerForFixedWingSmallUAVExample')
this example shows way point following using single Fixed wing UAV having uav animation block...
for multiple UAVs i have duplicated the same model but with different waypoints and i want to simulate/animate this model...kindly guide how can i accomodate multple UAVs in single UAV animation block...

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Jianxin Sun
Jianxin Sun on 5 Oct 2020
Hi Hussain,
The UAV Animation block can only visualize one UAV at a time. If you want to visualize multiple UAVs, consider create a MATLAB function block and use plotTransforms function to draw multiple UAVs. You would need to use coder.extrinsic('plotTransforms') to declare that the visualization code will be executed using MATLAB instead of code generation.
Thanks,
Jianxin
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Jianxin Sun
Jianxin Sun on 2 Dec 2020
Hi Anthony,
You can use a plot3 to visualize the UAV trajectory. But you would need to keep recording the UAV's pose during simulation inside the MATLAB function block. You can create a persistent variable and use it to store the last N poses of the UAV.
Best regards,
Jianxin

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