Keyframe Animation
Animate your SketchUp model by adding movement to any object.
Keyframe Animation

Animate your SketchUp model by adding movement to any object.  Keyframe Animation will move objects along a straight line, rotate them about any axis, or even change their size. You can move the camera too. Best of all, the animation you create can be exported to a movie, directly from SketchUp.

Main Features

  • Translations:  Interpolate translations between key frame positions.
  • Rotations:  Interpolate rotations about any axis, for any angle between 0 and 180 degrees.
  • Scaling:  Interpolate changes in the size, for any positive scale factor.   The scaling can be uniform, or there can be different scale factors for each axis.
  • Nested Animated Objects:  Any group or component can be animated.  If it is contained inside another group or component, it is translated/rotated relative to its parent. If the parent also moves, the combination of translations/rotations results in more complex types of motion.
  • Camera Animation:  The camera can also be animated using the native camera interpolation that is built into SketchUp.
  • Transition Time:  You can precisely control the amount of time it takes to transition from one key frame to another.
  • Delay Time:  You can pause the animation, for a precise amount of time, after the transition to any key frame is complete.
  • Animate Layer Visibility:  You can make objects appear and disappear by putting them on layers and adjusting the layer visibility property for the scenes.
  • Reorder Key Frames:  It is easy to change the order of key frames, or put them in reverse order, or any other permutation.  You can also insert or delete key frames anywhere in the sequence.
  • Export a Movie:  There is a powerful feature that will generate all the intermediate scenes that are in between the key frames. These tweens, as they are called, can be exported to a movie, directly from SketchUp.

Free Trial

You can activate a 10-day free trial to check out Keyframe Animation.  If you like what you see, you may Purchase a user license via PayPal to permanently activate Keyframe Animation.

Related Links

  • User Guide
  • Demos, some with models that you can download.
  • Video Tutorials