Keyframe Animation 1.6.2

A plugin that makes object and camera animation in SketchUp a simple reality
Keyframe Animation is a Ruby plugin for Google SketchUp (Free and Pro). It will allow you to quickly add movement to any number of objects in your model. They can move along a straight line, or rotate about any point. You can move the camera too. Best of all, the animation you create can be exported to a movie, directly from SketchUp.

Keyframe Animation works by using ordinary SketchUp scenes that act as key frames. On each scene, you just move the objects where you want them to be, and click a button to record their positions. Whenever a scene is selected, all its objects start to move or rotate to their previusly specified positions.
If you run the SketchUp animation utility (View > Animation > Play), not only does the camera move, but now the objects will move during the animation as well.

Main features:

  • Interpolate Translations:
  • Generates the intermediate positions of an object moving along a straight line between key frames.
  • Interpolate Rotations:
  • Generates the intermediate positions of an object rotating about an axis between key frames.
  • Animate Subgroups/Subcomponents:
  • Any group or component can be animated. If they are contained inside other groups or components, they are animated relative to the parent component. This opens up inifinite possibilites for new and complex types of motion.
  • Assign Key Frame Transition Times:
  • The transition time is the amount of time it takes for the animation to transition from the previous key frame to the current key frame.
  • Add Pauses between Key Frames:
  • Sometimes you want to add a pause to the animation after it has transitioned to a key frame, and before it starts the transition to the next key frame.
  • Insert/Reorder Key Frames:
  • You can insert new key frames anywhere in the key frame sequence. Individual key frames can be moved forward or backward to a new position in the sequence.
  • Animate Visibility by Layers:
  • You can animate the visibility of objects by putting them on layers and then turning those layers on or off for each key frame.
  • Export Animation to a Movie:
  • There is a feature that will generate all the intermediate frames (tweens) in between the key frames, so you can export the animation to a movie, directly from SketchUp.

last updated on:
April 13th, 2012, 13:13 GMT
file size:
346 KB
developed by:
Regular Polygon
license type:
operating system(s):
Windows XP / Vista / 7
C: \ Multimedia \ Graphic \ Graphic Plugins

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What's New in This Release:
  • This release fixed a bug that had been around since version 1.6.0. If there were any scenes (key frames) that did not save the Visible Layers property, it would cause a runtime error, which would prevent the tweens from being created. Now, that has been fixed, and you can create the tweens, whether you save the Visible Layers property on each scene or not.
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