What is the Animation Mode ¶
The Animation Mode allows you to create movements easily, in conjunction with the Timeline Editor . In this mode, the robot behaves like a puppet that you can manipulate, letting you record its posture in a Timeline .
Getting started with the Animation Mode ¶
Cannot be used on a virtual robot .
Starting an animation ¶
To start an animation using Animation Mode :
||Make sure Choregraphe is connected to a real robot.|
Make sure Life is off.
For further details, see: Switching Autonomous life on and off .
Create a Timeline box .
For further details, see: How to create a Timeline box .
||Double-click the box in order to display the Timeline .|
||Click the Wake up button in the toolbar.|
Click the Animation Mode button.
The button turns red: , meaning the Animation Mode is on.
||Hold your robot by the waist or the torso to prevent it from falling down.|
Defining and storing postures ¶
To define and store postures, repeat the following steps for each posture:
||Use Stiffness-control tactile commands to manipulate its limbs one by one in order to make the robot take the posture you want to store.|
Tap the head tactile sensors with your hand:
The current posture is stored at the Insertion point of the Timeline which then moves automatically forward.
Exiting Animation Mode ¶
To exit the Animation Mode :
The button turns green: , meaning the Animation Mode is off.
Note : if Choregraphe is disconnected from your robot, the Animation Mode is automatically stopped .
Stiffness-control tactile commands ¶
You can use tactile commands to manage the stiffness :
|Head||Touch the middle head tactile sensor to toggle the stiffness.|
Keep touching hand tactile sensors to maintain stiffness off.
Note : if your robot does not have such sensors, touch the back and front head tactile sensors to toggle the stiffness of each arm.
|Legs||Press the foot bumpers to toggle the stiffness.|
Visual feedback ¶
A visual feedback let you know which limb is currently stiffened or not:
- Yellow means that the Stiffness is On ,
- Green means that the Stiffness is Off .
|Limb||Visual Feed-back location|
|Head||Upper Eye LEDs.|
|Arms||All Eye LEDs (except upper).|
|Visual information||Stiffened parts||Visual information||Stiffened parts|
|Head and both arms||Nothing|
|Head||Head and right arm|
|Left arm||Right arm|