3-D online animation of simulated mechanical systems in real time
- Intuitive graphical scene design
- 3-D object library with objects in COLLADA format
- NEW: Enhanced support for all aspects of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS)
- NEW: Completely new rendering engine guarantees much more detailed and realistic visualization
- NEW: Integrated 3-D Scene Editor
When developing a mechatronic control system such as an advanced driver assistance system, you need to be certain that it performs correctly, for example, by running HIL simulations. The best way to understand the behavior of a simulated system is animated visualization in realistic 3-D scenes. Combining a simulation system with real-time animation is the ideal way to get the whole picture. Since animations can be recorded and replayed, it is easy to compare different controller development strategies by using overlay techniques. MotionDesk supplements the dSPACE tool chain by visualizing the movement of mechanical objects in the 3-D world. MotionDesk is the perfect tool to visualize any kind of vehicle dynamics development and driving maneuvers, such as lane change, μ split, and cornering.
MotionDesk helps you get more out of your HIL simulator, by visualizing your simulation in virtual worlds that exactly represent the simulation scenarios. MotionDesk reads the data from the dSPACE Simulator and displays the animation of the moving objects (vehicle, wheels, steering wheel, etc.) in real time, using the perspectives and render modes that you choose yourself, to give you a clear understanding of how the simulated objects actually behave. You can store the animations as experiment files and AVI video files to document and illustrate your developments.
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
The new MotionDesk gives enhanced support to all aspects of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), where the complexity of an action has to be seen to be understood. . When camera-based ADAS are tested, the simulation must be realistic enough for object recognition, and a high frame rate is crucial. MotionDesk can simulate changing weather conditions like rainfall and snow. Coming dSPACE Releases will bring further functionalities, such as highly realistic shadow visualization.
MotionDesk’s completely new rendering engine guarantees much more detailed and realistic visualization, and even complex scenes can be rendered at a steady 60 frames per second.
Online and Offline Animation
MotionDesk has two animation modes:
- Online – connected with dSPACE real-time system or VEOS®
- Offline – connected with Simulink®
The two modes let you start observations as early as the specification phase and later compare them with the results of hardware-in-the-loop simulation with the final electronic control unit. The sooner you are aware of certain effects and understand the problems, the easier it is to solve them.