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Basic animation

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Video: Basic animation

Sketch up can also play and export animation. And then a hold.

Basic animation

Sketch up can also play and export animation. Now it does this using the scenes function. Now, we've used this before by creating, different views into our scene here. So I can actually click between these tabs to get from, say, a perspective view to a top view to a close up view of my scene. Now if I want I can create new ones. I can go into Window > Scenes, and we worked with this before, and we can actually go from one scene to another.

Now notice how all of these have this little check box here and this says include in animation. That's because we actually have an animation function in sketch up, and it's really very simple. It's just a way to go from scene to scene. So, if I go into view, animation, we have an option here to play the animation. And what it does is it jumps to scene one, and then holds it for a while. Goes to scene two, then goes to scene three. And basically all it does is it steps through each of the scenes.

Now, if we want, we can rearrange these scenes by moving them left or right. We can also add or update our own scenes, as we've done before. And we can also control this animation. We can go Animation > Settings, and then we can play with our scene transitions. We can have a longer transition, let's say we wanted a four second transition. And let's say we wanted to maintain our one second delay. So now the transitions between scenes will be slower. So if I hit play it'll go four seconds, one, two, three, four.

And then a hold. And then does one, two, three, four. Hold. Then again. And it'll repeat. So these are ways to control the speed of your animation. This could be really great for a walk through. One of the things you might be able to do is create a standard, you know, couple of views of this scene as you're walking down the street or something like that. But regardless of how you create your animation, you can also export it. So we can go > Export > Animation, and we can export it either as a video or as an image sequence.

If we export it as a video, It comes out either as an mp4 or an avi, or if you're on a Mac it has Quicktime as well. And each one of these will have options for how much resolution you want and so on. So those are some of the basics of how to do animation in Sketch Up. It really is a very simple function, but you can put it to good use.

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SketchUp 2013 Essential Training

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  1. 3m 17s
    1. Introduction
      53s
    2. Using the exercise files
      32s
    3. Sketchup Make vs. Sketchup Pro
      38s
    4. Keyboard shortcut differences on the Mac
      1m 14s
  2. 17m 40s
    1. Interface basics
      2m 9s
    2. Navigating in SketchUp
      3m 0s
    3. Walking around in SketchUp
      1m 47s
    4. Creating camera views
      1m 49s
    5. Shading faces and edges
      2m 48s
    6. Creating shadows and fog
      2m 38s
    7. Creating scenes
      1m 57s
    8. Using the toolbars
      1m 32s
  3. 11m 27s
    1. Selecting and moving objects
      2m 59s
    2. Scaling and rotating objects
      3m 55s
    3. Manipulating faces and edges
      2m 28s
    4. Advanced selection tools
      2m 5s
  4. 26m 18s
    1. Line tool fundamentals
      3m 27s
    2. Using the Line tool for 3D drawing
      2m 24s
    3. Using the Rectangle tool
      2m 15s
    4. Creating circles and polygons
      3m 17s
    5. Creating arcs
      1m 27s
    6. Eraser tools
      1m 39s
    7. Pushing and pulling faces into 3D
      2m 43s
    8. Using the Offset tool to create outlines
      2m 5s
    9. Using the Follow Me tool
      1m 19s
    10. Creating 3D text
      2m 12s
    11. Softening round edges
      3m 30s
  5. 14m 0s
    1. Using the Tape Measure tool to create guidelines
      3m 23s
    2. Using the Protractor tool
      5m 30s
    3. Creating sections
      2m 0s
    4. Creating labels
      1m 59s
    5. Dimensioning
      1m 8s
  6. 12m 3s
    1. Grouping objects
      2m 15s
    2. Working with layers
      2m 37s
    3. Using the Outliner and Entity Info
      3m 8s
    4. Hiding and unhiding objects
      1m 55s
    5. Locking and unlocking objects
      2m 8s
  7. 15m 14s
    1. The Component window
      3m 45s
    2. Creating components
      3m 5s
    3. Using the 3D Warehouse
      2m 46s
    4. Using the Component Options window
      4m 20s
    5. Using the Interact tool
      1m 18s
  8. 27m 47s
    1. Using the Materials palette on a Mac
      2m 26s
    2. Applying materials
      3m 59s
    3. Editing materials
      3m 33s
    4. Creating materials
      2m 44s
    5. Mapping textures interactively
      2m 33s
    6. Creating a floor plan using bitmap images
      2m 16s
    7. Drawing a structure from a floor plan
      4m 48s
    8. Mapping curved objects
      2m 37s
    9. Projecting maps onto curved objects
      2m 51s
  9. 8m 29s
    1. Applying styles
      1m 54s
    2. Creating styles
      2m 9s
    3. Exporting in 2D and 3D
      1m 48s
    4. Basic animation
      2m 38s
  10. 10s
    1. Next steps
      10s

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