I’m working on some furniture layouts for a museum. I set up some scenes for an animation, but I’m wondering I’ve done it the most efficient way. They wanted to see various different layouts for for one room, so I had to hide and reveal things for each scene. I finally decided I had to make groups for each entire layout and reveal the one I needed for each scene. That results in many duplicate components, but it seemed like the only way.
Also, I’m wondering if Advanced Camera Tools would help here. I tried it but I’m not really sure how to make that work with animation. Right now, I get a lot of flying through walls or the roof to get to the next position, but I’d like to avoid that. I come from a Lightwave 3D background, where I could set keyframes and spline tension to control the animation, but SketchUp doesn’t seem to have any of that. Any tips on how to control the camera?
Yes, that’s what I did, but in order to do that I had to make groups, so that everything in a particular set-up could be turned on or off with a layer. If I wanted the same piece of furniture in two set-ups, I had to copy it into another group. It was complicated. At first I ended up with things not being visible when I wanted them, or showing up where I didn’t want them.