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simulation & animation

This is a discussion on simulation & animation within the MapPoint Desktop Discussion forums, part of the Map Forums category; Would anyone know how I would go about animating a school bus driving around from point to point on a ...

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    andriy is offline Junior Member Yellow Belt
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    simulation & animation

    Would anyone know how I would go about animating a school bus driving around from point to point on a map? I'm using Arena, and have the appropriate picture files.

    I haven't a clue where to start?

    Is there an animation feature in Mappoint?

    Thanks,
    andriy

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    Re: simulation & animation

    Take a look at John Meyer's recent article on MP2Kmag -
    Building an Animated Map with Flash Demo Builder - MapPoint Articles

    "John Meyer shows how to create an animated Flash map using MapPoint and Flash Demo Builder. This can be used for demonstrations and allows interactive capability with the map."

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    Re: simulation & animation

    Although it looks interesting, that's not what I'm looking for.

    My place of origin and destination change randomly based on a dataset and the simulation software - Arena can be used to generate the buses moving... I just can't figure out how...

    andriy

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    Re: simulation & animation

    I have not done it yet but, you can create your own symbol (.ico or .gif ) and assign a pushpin to this new symbol. You can update the location of the pushpin by assigning it to a location object from the map.

    something like this:

    Symbol busSymbol = myMap->GetSymbols()->add(path_of_new_smybol);
    pushpin->Location = myMap->Getlocation(lat,lon,alt);
    pushpin->symbol = busSymbol->ID
    pushpin->goto();

    and just update the lat and long from your data.

    This will make the symbol appear to be moving along the data path

    Jon

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