Keyframe Animation is a Ruby plugin for SketchUp. It runs on both Windows and the Mac for both the Free and Pro versions of SketchUp. You can easy to add movement to any object in your model. Move it from A to B, rotate it about any point, or even change its size. You can move the camera too, which makes it ideal for walk-throughs. Best of all, the animation you create can be exported to a movie, directly from SketchUp.
The approach is simple and intutive. Ordinary SketchUp scenes act as key frames. You just move the objects where you want them to be on each scene, and click a button to record their position. When each scene is selected, the objects will move to their prerecorded positions, as if by magic. Keyframe Animation interpolates the objects between key frames by translation, rotation, scaling, or a combination -- whatever is required. The end result is object animation in SketchUp, quick and easy.
Keyframe Animation Tutorials
There are a few Video Tutorials to get you started. Take a look and see how easy it is to use Keyframe Animation. Then you can download the plugin and activate a 10-day free trial.Download Keyframe Animation
News Flash - Keyframe Animation 1.9 Released
At long last, version 1.9 is finally available. The license management system was overhauled and the Internet requirement was removed. You can read about all the new features in the release notes. Keyframe Animation 1.9 is available on the download page.
To find out how SU Animate and Proper Animation compare with Keyframe Animation, for each of these features, please read this review: Three Animation Plugins Compared.
Keyframe Animation Documentation
The User Guide has detailed documentation about the features in Keyframe Animation and how to use them.
Keyframe Animation Demos
The Demos page has several animations made with Keyframe Animation. They illustrate many of the features such as animating sub-components and animating object visibility.