SketchUp Animation Plug in review:
SU Animate: SU Animate is one of the leading names of the animation plug in for SketchUp. It is compatible with SketchUp 6, 7 and 8 both for WINDOWS and Mac version. This plug in works inside SketchUp and helps you to create scenes automatically. You can play the scenes as animation in SketchUp or you can avail the option of export the file to an AVI or MOV video file. This plug in creates frame which is more like animations where the object of SketchUp moves along a path or walk through type animations. In this way the camera moves along a path while it will focus on one or more target items.
The Beneficial Features of SU Animate are:
Proper Animation: Proper Animation is a very cool animation plug in for SketchUp. This plug in is very easy to use. You can create an animation in a quick time without compromising the quality. With the help of the Proper Animation your model can reflect the ‘real world behavior by setting multiple scenes position’. Proper Animation can animate the movements of the SketchUp models. From open to closed door up to the progress of a full construction site or product assembly all the steps can have demonstration by this animation tool. The plug in supports position and scale transformations also.
The Proper Animation works on the premises of the objects of the SketchUp model like group and components each of which has multiple positions. You can manually assign all the positions sequentially to build the animation. Then you can play the animation with the already existing scenes of the SketchUp. Most importantly the best feature of proper Animation is that Proper Animation automatically connects positions to scenes.
Smooth Step Animation: Smooth Step Animation helps you “to smooth out the jerky scene transitions in a SketchUp scene-tab animation”. According to the developer the main intention of this animation is not object animation rather native SketchUp scene animation. This simple plug in allows you to transit smoothly from one scene to another. The process of doing animation with the Smooth Step Animation is quite easy and fast. All you need a program to stitch the images together in an animation.
You can resize the image, frame rate, change the image format like jpg and png) and the compression settings with the Smooth Step Animation plug in. You can view the animation with a separate plug in option. In a nut shell you can say that the Smooth Step Animation plug in is truly a fantastic plug in. along with the good quality animation, it is a time savor in real sense.