For Animation students, there is an Orange County Digital Media Arts competition going on during February. Click on the link below to see rules, etc:
I have posted a sample of a completed assignment HERE. It is an example based on the chair demo.
I will be updating the lab in a few days. In the meantime, here is the Sketchup Sphere Tool. Download the file provided, and put it in the C:\Program Files\Google\Google SketchUp 8\Plugins folder:
Attached is a sample of a VERY SIMPLE house model demo. A completed assignment would have much more inside and out and the animation would be much slower. However, it does incorporate use of the Tape Measure tool, Layers, and the SU GRID plugin.
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Working on using Google Sketchup with the Animation class. In this example, I have MODELED a chair in Google Shetchup and then created an “Animated Walkthrough” which flies around the chair.
Now that I get Google Sketchup, it’s time to figure out how to do Photo Realistic RENDERING. In the example here, I took the chair from Google Sketchup and rendered it in Kerkythea as clear plastic. I then flew around the chair. Nice lighting features 🙂
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