I am trying to find a work around using Visualize that will achieve the latter effect and animate it. I have created my parts in solid works in two halves so that they would import as two separate bodies in Visualize. There is zero space between them and when everything is opaque they appear seamless. However when I transition one half and start reducing opacity, I get some odd dark artifacts at the seam. See below.
This is a recessed light fixture. The intent is to start the animation below the wood ceiling. The camera pans up as the ceiling transitions into a section view showing the components within the wood.