To complete the Midterm, we will cover some new Sketchup Tools using the 1001bit Tools Plugin and the built in Animation options.
This plugin is FREE at the sketchup extension warehouse and gives you useful additions to your tool options. You will need to install it before following this tutorial.
*it is installed in our labs
Please watch this video for tips on 12 of the tools
Tools Covered in the tutorial:
Point on Face
Dividde Along Edges
Align Selected Entity
Draw Perpendicular Lines
Draw Face on Plane
Draw Best Fit Face
Extrude Along Path
You can create an animation based on your SCENES.
Create multiple scenes of your project.
Try to keep the scenes consistent with a path of view, imagine you are a photographer on a dolly or a drone or walking around your object.
Adjust the Style menu settings.
Turn off edges, add shadows, etc.
Apply settings across Scenes
Use Window>Scenes to see each scene, and to update them. You can right click on the scenes and choose which parts to update.
Adjust the animation settings
View>Animation>Settings, Check Enable Scene Transitions, Add longer transition time, Add zero delay time
File Export> Animation, choose a high resolution (1080p), press OK
For format use H.264
*You may want to combine the video files in Photoshop. Use File>PLACE EMBEDDED and use WINDOW>TIMELINE to adjust your videos. You can also use Premiere or any other video software.