Drawer state by layer?


We have this office cabinet on wheels. I need to show the 4 drawers in 2 states (open and closed) from multiple perspectives each. Trying to come up with a way to optimise the workflow for future projects, I have created the necessary camera positions and I have 2 layers named “Drawers - closed” and “Drawers - open”. Based on camera scenes the layers interchange in visibility.

Now the question - is there any way to change the Y position of the drawers based on layer visibility?
So that while layer “Drawers - closed” is visible, the Y position of the drawers is the same, but on “Drawers - open” the Y position of those 4 drawers changes individually?

I’m aware I could make empty duplicates of the drawers and put them on the “closed” layers but I’m trying to see if there’s a way to achieve a smooth workflow without resorting to workarounds and duplicates?

Thank you!

Have a look at this, it might point you in the right direction.

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Hi Guido! Thank you for the comment. That’s exactly how I currently have it set up.

My quote from the opriginal post:

I was just wondering if there is a way to do the same without duplicate geometry. But thank you! If there is no other way, I’ll just go on with this version.

Natively in SketchUp animations are made with copies of components, tags, and scenes. That’s not a workaround. It is possible and not difficult to make smooth animations that way. Recent examples here and here. Since you don’t want to use that method, look into Animator by Fredo6.