Is it possible to create a short movie file of a SIMION simulation for display in PowerPoint or elsewhere?
For movies, you’ll likely need other software:
DebugMode Wink is a free program that works well. It can generate Flash screencasts as shown on SIMION Screencasts. Other options are in codinghorror.com: Screencasting for Windows. Techsmith products like Snaggit [*a] and Camtasia also work well.
Use a digital camera to capture a movie of your computer screen (reported to work acceptably albeit ad hoc) [*b] or use a video capture card to record coming out of your video card.
For still pictures, use CTRL+PrintScreen to copy the graphics to the Windows clipboard. SIMION can also export directly for a Windows Metafile or to a printer if you need high resolution.
There is a new simion.print_screen() function in SIMION 8.1 that may be useful here. See SIMION Example: geometry_optimization (Issue-I521):
simion.printer.type = 'png' -- 'bmp', 'png', 'jpg' simion.printer.filename = 'output/result_' .. dx .. '.png' simion.printer.scale = 1 simion.print_screen()
SIMION 8.1 has a
simion.print_screen() function, which
can capture the current graphical view to a file from a user program.
See SIMION Example: geometry_optimize (version 20090217 or later).
(*a - sbaruah, *b - desmond k)