These lists have been updated to take into account the features that were added to Keyframe Animation in version 2.0. The User Guide 2.0 has all the details about what's new. Get Keyframe Animation 2.0 on the Download page.
Prospective New Features
- Version 2.1
- Export the animation to a video on the Mac. (Version 2.0 supports video export on the PC only.)
- Currently, when you duplicate an object, if it has position data, that is duplicated too. It would better if the new object's position data were automatically translated by the same amout that the new object is offset from the original.
- Version 2.2+
- Animate the camera for walk-throughs/fly-throughs. Camera animation is supported now, but the camera follows SketchUp's native camera interpolation. This new feature would allow you to customize the camera path.
- Simulate the inertia of natural camera motion, so that the movement is gradually eased into and out of.
- Apply the same easing effects to object animation.
- Version 2.0
- Fixed a bug that could cause SketchUp to crash if you undid ( ) the Save Position Data operation.
- Fixed the bug involving negative scale factors.
- Added support to interpolate reflections.
- Added support to interpolate inversions.
- Eliminated the tweens. Now you can export the object animation directly from the keyframe model.
- There are more export formats. For example Animated GIF (.gif), Windows Media Video (.wmv), Microsoft MPEG-4 v2 (.avi), and Lossless (.avi).
- More export options too. The Frame Rate can go from 1 to 60 frames-per-second. The Frame Size can go from 8 x 8 to 3840 x 2160 pixels.
- A new Progress Bar makes the export process much more contolled and user friendly. It displays the time elapsed and the estimated time remaining. It keeps SketchUp responsive, and also allows you to stop exporting the animation at any point and resume it later.
- Removed restrictions on the type of camera. The object animation can be combined with SketchUp's animation of the Orthographic camera, Perspective camera, and Perspective camera Field of View.
- Removed restrictions on the scene properties. The object animation can be combined with SketchUp's animation of any of the scene properties and exported. It now plays nice with Hidden Geometry, Shadow Settings, Style and Fog, and Section Planes.
- The toolbar has a new Select Button that highlights all the objects that have position data saved on the current scene. This provides an easy way to tell if an object was recorded or not.
- The Record Button has a new workflow. If you don't select anything, it records all moving objects. Otherwise, it records the objects that were selected.
- Version 1.9
- Redesigned the license management system to allow offline use.
- Version 1.8
- Added support to interpolate the size of objects, for any positive scale factor, for any component axis (red, green, or blue).
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