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SketchUp has a built-in utility to export animations, but it only exports the SketchUp scene property animation, and ignores the Keyframe object animation. However, Keyframe Animation has a workaround that solves this. It creates many scenes in between the keyframes, with copies of the moving objects interpolated between their keyframe positions.




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Larger animations should be broken up and exported in parts.The Scenes Manager has a checkbox to include or remove a scene from the animation. If the scene in the keyframe model has been removed from the animation, then no tweens will be generated for it.


Since there are usually hundreds of tweens, it might take a few minutes to generate all of them.In the tween tab, the first number indicates which keyframe the tween is associated with.The second number is the index in the sequence of tweens that make up the keyframe transition.If no objects move on a keyframe, then a transition (sequence) of tweens is unnecessary.In that case, Keyframe N is replaced by single scene called Tween N.The first keyframe never has a transition, so it is always called Tween 1.


The License Registration associates a license with a user. Open the License Info panel, enter the license key (serial number) in the text-field, and click the Register button.If all goes well, the license is registered to that user.


The registration covers all versions of SketchUp that the user has installed.After the license has been registered on one version of SketchUp, the system will find the license on all the other versions.Even if you enter an invalid serial number, if will still find the license that was previously registered by the user.


You will notice that in the License Info panel there is no Remove button.One of the best features of this new system is that you don't have to remove the license first before you transfer it to a new user.Just open the License Info dialog on the new computer, and enter your serial number, and register the new user.The old user is automatically deregistered.


To expand or compress the spacing ofmultiple keyframes, Alt-drag (Windows) or Option-drag (Mac OS) thefirst or last keyframe in the selection. The keyframe at the oppositeend of the selection remains in place as you drag, slowing downor speeding up the animation.


Once you have saved the new Animation clip Asset, you are ready to begin adding keyframesA frame that marks the start or end point of a transition in an animation. Frames in between the keyframes are called inbetweens.See in Glossary to the clip.


In preview mode, animated properties are tinted blue in the Inspector window. When you see this blue tint, it means these values are being driven by the keyframes of the animation clip currently being previewed in the animation window.


If you modify any of these blue-tinted properties while previewing (such as rotating a GameObject that has its rotation property animated, as in the above screenshot) the GameObject is now in a modified animation state. This is indicated by a change of color in the tint of the inspector field to a pink color. Because you are not in record mode, your modification is not yet saved as a keyframe.


When you have added a keyframe, the new keyframe will be visible in the animator windowThe window where the Animator Controller is visualized and edited. More infoSee in Glossary as a diamond symbol (called out in red in the screenshot below), and the property field will return to a blue tint, indicating that your modification is saved as a keyframe, and that you are now previewing a value that is driven by the animation keyframes.


Yes indeed, you can use line tool and then apply on it a divider to produce the number of segments you want, and consequently, the number of keyframes that will be produced for the animation. You can also use Fredo Spline plugin, and use the Polyline with division pattern, specially dedicated for animation path.


The saved file is an XML file. If you edit this file, you will notice each keyframe has an X,Y,Z value for Position and LookAt. These numbers could be modified to make more precise adjustments along the path - be sure to save a copy first!


Keep in mind, the overall length of the video is determined automatically or by the Timestamp animation feature in the Video Editor as described above. It does not matter where the keyframes are or how many there are.


The first is the Animation Advanced Settings. You can see this in the Animation Editor under the Advanced drop down (right in the middle of the editor's Toolbar). Under the dropdown you will find all the controls necessary for setting up your animation, including the length of time to run, the number of frames per second (FPS) and where to save the finished images.


Keyframes are an accurate and easy way to create animations in Podium Walker. Using the preset panel, you can create a series of views or "keyframes." Each separate view will be treated as a key frame in the animation, and Podium Walker will automatically interpolate the camera path connecting them. If your SketchUp model already has multiple SketchUp scenes, these scenes can be imported as key frames (more on this later).


When you've selected more than one keyframe, you'll notice that the K and T icons in the preset panel will now be available to you (these are grayed out by default). Pressing either of these icons will convert your keyframes into an animation path.


K (Keyframe animation) - If you press the K icon, Podium Walker will create an animation path from keyframe to keyframe, interpolating between each position as smoothly as possible. This yields a very nice fly-through effect that can work very well as an end product.


T (Tour animation) - Tour animations work almost the same way. Podium Walker still automatically interpolates the camera path between keyframes, the only real difference is that Podium Walker will pause on each view for a designated period of time. This can be set manually (an option dialog will pop up when you press the T icon).


Importing scenes from SketchUp - If you have already created a number of separate camera views (scenes) in SketchUp, and wish to use these scenes as the keyframes in your animation, use the Import SketchUp Scenes icon (downward orange arrow) in the Preset panel. This will import all your Sketchup scenes and convert this to PodiumWalker views.


Does anyone here knows how to add a video passage where the camera "stands still" only? I would like to start a video animation where the camera rests in the initially first keyframe position for about 5 seconds before any further camera movement starts. In my naive imagination I somehow have to copy the first keyframe and assign 5sec on the timeline to it. But I can't figure out how to get this second "5-second keyframe", which is actually identical to the start keyframe. So any help is gratefully appreciated


In other animation packages I have used, slowing down or speeding up the overall animation can be done by "scaling" all the keyframes. When this type of adjustment is needed, a one-time function to "Slow Down by X%" or "Speed Up by X%" would accomplish the type of fine tuning steve2802 is looking for. I cannot imagine a need to limit a path to "exactly 10 seconds"... but if that were needed, we could get close and then adjust one keyframe to make up the difference.


Similar to most animation software, objects are animated in Sequencer by creating keyframes within the timeline. Keyframes enable the animation of an object's position, color and other attributes. Most Actor properties can be animated in Sequencer, and therefore also be keyframed.


You can also open the Keyframe Options Menu to change the number of keyframes that are automatically created when channel keyframes are being auto keyed. Channel keyframes are property types made up of several properties, such as Vectors or Transform.


In the context of keyframes and keyframing actor properties, Sections are the groups that contain keyframes. They function similar to animation layers found in other animation tools, but with some differences. While layers usually do not consider time ranges for their keyframes, Sections do, which enable features such as offsetting whole chunks of keyframe data easily, without needing to select and move every keyframe individually. All keyframes reside within sections, either infinite or finite in length.


If the section contains keyframes, this menu will display options for selecting what the animation should be doing before the first keyframe (Pre-Infinity), or after the last keyframe (Post-Infinity). These settings affect the animation for the entirety of the section.


Divides the selected section into two parts at the playhead position. If the section contains keyframes, then bracketing keyframes will be created at the split point in order to maintain continuous animation up to the split. You can also use the Ctrl + / hotkey.


The following Help pages will guide you through Installation and using and applying SU Podium. Please take a moment and read through the Installation chapter if you are having difficulty with the install. If you are having trouble finding your serial number, please take a look at the FAQ section of this web site. There is a detailed description of how to find your serial number. In addition, you can get support from the following areas:


There are three ways to create an animation. One is a key frame animation. Another is a Tour animation which is a type of Key Frame animation. A third is recording your camera movements in real time. Key frame animations are an accurate and easy way to create an animation. It uses a sequence of Views or Scenes. You can create views or scenes from the Preset panel. Each view or scene will be treated like a key frame in the animation. If you have already imported a number of SketchUp scenes, these scenes can be used as key frames.


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