The topics covered in this section are:
Taking a Snapshot
To save the current view as an image:
Making a Movie
OpenSim allows you to save the simulation playback in a webm format movie file using the movie camera button. You can change the camera angle or its position with respect to the model during the recording session manually. Posing the model with the coordinate viewer can also be recorded.
Webm is a versatile cross-platform file format for storing media (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebM) and it is supported by youtube, vimeo for online viewing. It is also supported by most web browsers (e.g. Chrome, Microsoft/Edge) so you can drag the generated movie into Chrome and it will autoplay. There are also plenty of online tools to convert webm videos to other popular video formats (.mp4, .mpeg, .mov). To view webm videos locally, you can use the cross-platform open-source tool VLC.
The quality of the recorded video depends on the speed of your computer's Graphics Card. Recording using a slow Graphics Card can result in errors that make the movie go very fast or seem 'jerky'. If you experience these issues, change the Graphics Card settings to favor performance over quality.
Recording a Movie
To record a motion as a movie: