Animate, visualize, and interact with models in 3D

Simulink 3D Animation provides apps for linking Simulink® models and MATLAB® algorithms to 3D graphics objects. It lets you visualize and verify dynamic system behavior in a virtual reality environment. Objects are represented in the Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML), a standard 3D modeling language. You can animate a 3D world by changing position, rotation, scale, and other object properties during desktop or real-time simulation. You can also inject virtual sensor signals and access 3D animation data in Simulink or MATLAB for postprocessing.

Simulink 3D Animation includes viewers for rendering and interacting with virtual scenes. With the 3D World Editor, you can author detailed scenes assembled from 3D models exported from CAD-based or web-based sources. You can incorporate multiple 3D scene views inside MATLAB figures and interact with these views via a force-feedback joystick, space mouse, or other hardware device.


Authoring 3D Worlds

Use two editors for authoring and importing virtual reality worlds: V-Realm Builder and 3D World Editor.

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Animating 3D Worlds

Use bidirectional MATLAB and Simulink interfaces to 3D worlds.

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Interacting with 3D Worlds

Display your virtual worlds and record scene data.

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Recording and Sharing Animations

Record scene data and share your work with others.

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Visualizing Real-Time Simulations

Visualize real-time simulations and connect with input hardware.

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