SU Animate is an non-photo-realistic, animation plug-in for Google SketchUp 7 or 8, Windows or Mac, Pro or Free. This application works inside SketchUp and automatically creates scenes that you can play as an animation in SketchUp or export to an AVI or MOV video file. SU Animate will create “frame” like animations where SketchUp objects move along a path or walk-thru type animations where the camera moves along a path while focused on one or more targets.
Object Animation in Google SketchUp
Create object animations of your SketchUp model to show motions of groups and components. The motion can be a simple movement of a single object such as a crane rotating. The animation can be comlex such as a single group moving in two directions, such as a crane rising vertically while rotating. You can also create an assembly of motions such as a step by step assembly of furniture.
Camera Animation to create walk thrus
A popular application for SU Animate is camera animation in a SketchUp model to create walk-thrus and fly-thrus.
Key frames for objects and camera animations in Google SketchUp
Key frames is new to SU Animate and allows you to very simply and quickly create object and camera animations.
Layer animation to capture time
Using Key frames, you can capture turning off and on layers to simulate time movement such as the time line of a building construction.