Object Animation in SketchUp:

Create object animations of your SketchUp model to illustrate the motion of groups and components. The motion can be as simple as a single object—like a crane— rotating in an arc. Or, complexity can be added to create more sophisticated, layered motion —a crane rotating and rising vertically at the same time, for example. SU Animate can also create an assembly of motions, such as a step by step assembly of furniture, or incremental progress on a construction site.

  Camera animation to create walk-throughs:

Use motion paths or keyframes to animate the SketchUp camera and create a fly-through animation of your scene. Camera animation from SU Animate can easily be sent to Podium Walker or SU Walk, for more realistic rendering.

Learn more about camera animation

  Set keyframes for object and camera animations:

Set your keyframes and let SU Animate do the heavy lifting. SU Animate can interpolate motion between keyframes to produce smooth, fluid animation with very little work. For example—to animate an opening door, simply set a keyframe with the door closed, and a second keyframe with the door open and SU Animate will calculate the position of the door for all frames in between. Animating in SketchUp has never been so easy.

Learn more about keyframe animation

  Layer animation to capture time:

Set keyframes on different layers to illustrate the passage of time—show the construction progress at a building site, or the phased timeline of a planned development. Demonstrate the assembly of a piece of furniture, or the manufacturing steps for a design project.

Learn more about layer animation

  Use motion paths to animate complex motion:

SU Animate provides easy to use circle, arc, and spiral motion paths that can be applied to objects and cameras in your model, or combined for complex object animation.

Learn more about path animation techniques

  Works with Podium Walker and SU Walk for photorealistic rendering

Turn your animations into photo-realistic animations by exporting to Podium Walker or SU Walk, or render in SU Podium using RenderAll.

Learn more about Podium Walker integration