Movie Making for Engineers: How to Produce High Quality, Portable Movies for your Presentations

FieldView Express is a CFD post-processor that engineers choose when they must deliver accurate results in ever-faster design cycles. Engineers can use this software to easily produce high quality, portable movies for their presentations. Here are three ways to make great movies that work well together:

1 – MP4 – High Quality, Highly Portable, Small Size

FieldView Express will save movies in MP4 format with h264 encoding to ensure the highest portability without the confusion of countless video formats or the need for 3rd party converters and creates movies with a significantly smaller file size than older formats.

Go directly to PowerPoint and YouTube using the MP4 format. No matter where you make your movie (Windows or Linux) it will look its best when you share and present it.

2 – Frame Rate Control

Use Frame Rate to speed up or slow down the playback of your movies. The Frame Rate can be set between 1 and 60 Frames per Second (fps), is embedded in the saved MP4 and you can change the Frame Rate and save the movie again without having to regenerate the movie.

Have a look at this movie to see the difference between 15 and 30 fps.

3 – HD Graphics Layout Sizes

Select standard HD layouts including 1080p, 720p and 480p to get the size, aspect ratio, quality and file size you need.

Note that the Frame Rate video was saved at 720p. When you view it on YouTube, you can adjust the settings to view the movie at up to 720p resolution.

These three features work together to let you make movies that are high quality, portable and play well with PowerPoint, YouTube and a variety of media players to help you make the best possible presentation of your work.

Try it for yourself and see how easy it is to create better movies that enhance your presentations to show your CFD work in the best possible light.

This guest post on the Altair Blog is written by Shane Wagner, Manager, Sales Operations, at Intelligent Light. FieldView Express software by Intelligent Light is a CFD post-processor that engineers choose when they must deliver results in ever-faster design cycles. FieldView Express is available through the Altair Partner Alliance.


The Structural Form: Altair Global Director Dr. Luca Frattari to Give Keynote at Biocene 2018

Altair’s Global Business Director Dr. Luca Frattari, has been invited to participate as a keynote speaker at the 2018 Biocene conference hosted by NASA, Great Lakes Biomimicry, and the Ohio Aerospace Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Biocene 2018 brings together thought leaders, cutting-edge manufacturers, educators, and experts in biology, engineering, design, and organizational development. This is the 3rd annual bio-inspired symposium held in Cleveland featuring human-made innovation inspired by nature.

Dr. Luca Frattari will present “The Structural Form” on Friday, August 17 at 9:30am ET. Attendees will learn more about the co-existence of Form and Structure.

In the constructive practice, form and structure are not always integrated and can appear separately; the skin of a building can hide a different inner structure or the style of an object is often independent from its structural system. In many cases the Structural Form is the result of man’s adaptation to special conditions: climatic, historical, economical, cultural.

In nature that definition is adopted by the life forms following the evolutionary principles that rule the development of biological forms. In mostly of life-forms, structure and form tend to be coincident. Branches of trees and skeleton bones have a specific Structural Form which define their function and design. In this sense Structural Form has a natural meaning.

The natural meaning of Structural Form can be adopted in special forms of structural elements, created to build specific architectures. This concept was applied in the past to build architectures based on empirical knowledge and it has been abandoned in the last century to follow abstract forms.

The experiences shown in the present work have demonstrated how structural optimization procedures, like topology optimization, are able to mimic natural processes in defining architectural structures and industrial design objects with an aesthetic added-value that might represent an alternative and attractive vision.

Learn more about Biocene 2018

About the speaker

Dr. Frattari holds a master degree in Architecture from the graduated from the University of Camerino, Italy. He received his Ph.D. in Experimental Architecture and Industrial Design from the School of Advanced Studies (SAS) from the University of Camerino, Italy.

His Ph.D. on the application of Topology Optimization in Architecture and Industrial Design spans from structural form-finding, free form structures, conceptual design, CAE, 3D modeling and visualization, 3D Printing and UX.

His works have developed an innovative methodology to evaluate concepts with the most advanced technology. The works have been key to discover groundbreaking workflows that integrates CAD, CAE and Computational Design as well as state of the art metal 3D printing. His research has been published and presented in several international conferences, including the World Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Forbes and Wired.

As Global Director at Altair, Dr. Frattari has global responsibility for the Architecture Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. He works with global AEC companies and industry experts to ensure that the digital transformation improves design workflow and ROI while attracting and win more projects.

Read more about his features in Forbes and WIRED

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