Easy-to-follow video tutorials help you learn software, creative, and business skills.Become a member
Now we are going to discuss animation within SketchUp. Animation is pretty basic. All you can do is animate your views and your styles, that sort of thing. It's not a full-fledged animation package, it's more of an architectural, kind of fly through functionality. It's very similar to the one we have the last one but I haven't applied any styles to this. It's a file with three scenes, each with a different view. So if I want, I can simply click on these scenes and you can see a little bit of animation right here, where it actually is animating between these views.
Now if I want to actually animate this, all I have to do is just right click here and go Play Animation and what it does, is it steps through each of the scenes in order and that's my animation. I can hit Stop here.
Now if I wanted to change the order of this, I can for example, take Scene 3, move it to the left and now, I am going to animate from here to here, to here. So let's try that. So I am going to right click here, Play Animation and what it will do is it will automatically go from one to the other in order. So this order means a lot.
Now there are additional tools for animation. You can certainly go Page Up, Page Down, which gives us previous and next scenes. So for example, from on the keyboard, I just go Page Up, Page Down and that's kind of an interactive animation. So I am just hitting the Page Up and Page Down keys to go between these. So that's kind of more of a triggered animation. We also have Animation Settings and that's for the automatic animation that we are doing. So like how long does it take to transition. So for example, if we wanted to slower transition and what's the Scene Delay. So when it actually gets to one of these views, how long does it stick.
So if we have for example, a longer scene transition, let's take a look at this. I am just going to change that to four seconds and then just go Play Animation. So it goes one second on this and then it's going to take four seconds, one, two, three, four to get here, one second here and then four seconds to get to the top view. So those are the settings that you can have to change between these animated views. We can also change styles. So for example, if I wanted this to be a different style, all I have to do is just go into my Window, change my Style. Let's say I wanted this to be Straight Lines, I can do that, change my style, then right click over this and just go Update and then it will go ahead and change my styles for me.
So, all I have to do now is Play Animation, takes a little while to get started here and once it starts, it will then go to each individual type of style, simple as that. So now that we have got this animating, how do we save it out? It's very simple, we just go File > Export > Animation and again, I am just going to save this to my Desktop. We can save to an AVI or a JPEG or Image Sequences. So either an AVI or QuickTime file or image sequences. I am just going to save this out to an AVI and let's just go to Street_Scenes and just go Export.
Okay, now that we have exported that file, let's go out to our Desktop and you will see it here. It's called Street_ Scenes. Double-click on that and there it is.
Get unlimited access to all courses for just $25/month.Become a member
109 Video lessons · 8708 Viewers
102 Video lessons · 6594 Viewers
56 Video lessons · 13630 Viewers
83 Video lessons · 11409 Viewers
Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.
Search within course videos and transcripts, and jump right to the results.
Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.
Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.
Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.