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"Animating Sections with Scenes in SketchUp ”

Subhra Bera: Editor

SketchUp’s two specialist Aidan Chopra and co-author Rebecca Huehls has written the book the SketchUp for Dummies where the way of Animating sections is discussed.

SketchUp or Google SketchUp is mainly a3D modeling computer program that is used for a broad range of drawing applications used by architects, interior designer, landscape architects, civil and mechanical engineers, film and video game designers also. SketchUp can be getting as a freeware version named SketchUp Make and a paid version with many more extra benefits called SketchUp Pro. SketchUp is software from Trimble Company and there is an online library of free model congregations and 3D Warehouse to which users can add other models; besides that, the program has drawing layout functionality with variable ‘styles’, supports third-party ‘plug-in’ programs hosted on the Extension Warehouse to supply other abilities and enables placement of its models in Google Earth. As SketchUp users are most of architects, designers, builders, makers and engineers etc. who works hard to give a nice shape to our physical world, they need great tools to do the work. SketchUp is in mission to bring their best to produce some great tools for drawing as drawing is the key thing of the SketchUp users. They draw to search ideas, to identify the things and to show other people their work that they do with love and love to build; SketchUp understands it truly and trying to improve their software day by day.

This article is going to focus on drawing some Animating sections with scenes in SketchUp and this tutorial is given in the SketchUp for Dummies site.

Aidan Chopra was a beloved member of the SketchUp team for 10 years; he is the creator of SketchUp Blog where SketchUp members and professionals share their new designs and tells some tips and tricks to design various designs that help users a lot. This Blog has attracted huge number of people and helps them to know more about SketchUp tools and extensions, moreover that users can now easily use SketchUp in their everyday life. Aidan also taught countless classes on SketchUp, he authored the SketchUp for Dummies Book.

Animating Sections with Scenes:

Uniting section views with scenes for creating an animation is a useful and impressive way to exhibit the SketchUp models and it is a basic idea that scenes are used to create animations where the section planes can move inside the models. Here some reasons which are effective to use this technique, such as:

Animating Sections with Scenes in SketchUp

  • If user has a building with many levels then he/she can create an animated presentation that will show a cutaway plan view of every level.
  • An animated section plane is also used to “get inside” in the models easily and it is an easier act than simply hiding certain parts of it.
  • To show a relationship between the plan and section views for a project with the help of an animated section plane helps the users to discuss the concept of different architectural views to 3D beginners. Some basic steps are listed here that will help to create a basic animation:
  • First of all a section plane has to be added to the created model.
  • Next a scene has to add to the same model.
  • Now another section plane has to add to the model and it can be done in two ways: 1) the Section Plane tool can be used to create a brand-new Section plane and it is fur most the simplest option that makes it right choice for beginners. 2) Or users can use Move tool to copy an existing section plane but make sure that the new section plane is in the active mode which will cut through the model. In case it is inactive, context-click the section plane and select Active Cut from the Context menu.
  • Then another scene has to add to the model which remembers the active section plane.
  • At last the users can view their added scenes through the animations; here one can see an animated section cut as SketchUp transitions from one scene to the next. To enable scene transitions chose Window> Model Info> Animation Panel> check in the Scene Transitions box.

Source:www.dummies.com/programming/google-sketchup

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