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    If "Synchronize View" is OFF and if in the Visual Aspect Windows settings, FOV is forced to 38°, then the Bath Render results are OK.

    On all my scenes, in SketchUp, camera Fov(H) is set to 19.8° and the corresponding Fov(w) is 38.1° (see attached screenshot)




    Windows 10 Pro (21h2) | SkechUp Pro 2021 (21-1-1-332) | / Enscape 3.3.0+74199

    Hello,


    Batch render seems not working properly with 3.3 and SketchUp


    All scenes in my model have the same camera settings with a FOV set at 20 degrees


    With Synchronize Views ON, Batch Render of all scenes doesn't keep the FOV of 20 degrees in the render, and rendering is toggle with an FOV of 90 degrees, in my case.

    It is like Synchronize Views is toggle to OFF when batch render is starting.


    But, If each scene are rendered separately, one by one, the render is correct.


    Here attached :


    1- SketchUp Screenshot, 2 - Image of one scene rendered using Bach Render, 3 -Same scene render separately



    I've got same problem with another model tested.

    Hello,


    Have a look at that video, could help (but a bit long)


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    Hello,


    You can also with a dynamic component and Keyframe Animation plugin produced an animation, and at the end, with Enscape using batch rendering, produce all image sequences for the final animation video.


    Here is an example to produce an animation inside SketchUp with a complex dynamic component and Keyframe Animation plugin


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    And here is another example of one final animation test I've made with another dynamic component and Keyframe Animation.


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    Hello,


    @Rebrand0778


    A solution to produce, what you are requested, is to use in SketchUp, the commercial plugin "Keyframe Animation v2.4.2" from Regular Polygon available HERE, which is now comptatible with Enscape.


    This plugin is able to create SketchUp scenes with the object animation "baked in", called "Tweens"


    You have to create your scenes and then in each scene you can apply any transformation you want to any object in that scene (translation, rotation, scale and more like reflection and inversion)

    Tweens are then created to interpolate objects between key frames.

    And finally, all image sequences, at a chosen frame rate, are rendered with Enscape and can be used to produce the final animation video.


    Hereafter, 3 animation examples produced with that plugin.


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    Yes indeed, you can use line tool and then apply on it a divider to produce the number of segments you want, and consequently, the number of keyframes that will be produced for the animation. You can also use Fredo Spline plugin, and use the Polyline with division pattern, specially dedicated for animation path.


    Yes, instead of using camera path nodes, you can place in your model any object you want to be used as a target for the camera during his motion along the camera path. The center point of the bounding box of this object will be used as a single point target.

    In that case, you have to select the camera path and the target object before launching the plugin. Then in the parameters you have to chose "Travelling" for type of motion. That's all.


    Edit : Here an example with a cube used as a target in center of the scene. Camera path is a simple circle.

    jtubb


    A quick description of this plugin is placed at beginning on this post.


    This plugin will create an xml videopath which can be used directly inside Enscape to produce the animation.


    Two wyas are available for that at the moment


    1- First way :


    You have to create all scenes (pages) of your animation ( a walkthrough for example) in sketchUp

    Each scene (page) will be used as a keyframe later by the plugin


    Then you have to save you file and then launch the plugin (SJ XML To Enscape Path Video)

    You can then play with several parameters which will be used by Enscape to create the animation :


    Timestamp in second, which is transition time between each interpolate scene


    the hour of the day with 3 values possible for visual aspect of the animation :


    Start, Middle and End hour, which can simulate time passing along animation.

    If start, middle and end hour have same value, hour the day will not change during animation


    3 camera options (shaky camera, smooth transition and FOV).


    Forward or Reverse animation, (animation start from first page to last one or from last page to first one )


    The XML VideoPath file created will be then saved in a sub-folder created in the folder where the model is save.

    You have just to import that file in the Enscape video editor to create the animation

    2- Second Way


    You have to create first an animation camera path inside sketchUp ( should be a polyline), and launch the plugin after having selected the camera path created,

    A keyframe will be created at each nodes of the path with two options for the camera target


    First target option is Camera path node

    Second target option is a Single point

    To create this single target point, you just have to place in the model a simple component which will be used as target and his center point will be used as the camera single target point.


    Then you will have to proceed same s for First way above for all other parameters

    No pages will be created in SketchUp by the plugin at the moment


    In the here after video you can follow a simple tutorial using the first way method


    A camera Path is first created in SketchUp and place at eye level

    Then scenes (pages) are created with the Smustard FlightPath2 plugin with a single point target point for the camera ( here end of a line created for that purpose)


    Then the plugin is launched to create the XML VideoPath for Enscape

    And finaly the animation video is created with Enscape.

    Note : when this video was created, the final plugin (with a dedicated toolbar in sketchUp) was not yet created. So to start the plugin, the Ruby code was copy/pasted in sketchUp ruby console


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    The result is :


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    PS : Please apologize my bad English wording

    Hello,


    On our french forum biblo3d.com, we have developed recently a free sketchUp plugin able to produce Enscape VideoPath in XML format from either sketchUp pages or any type of animation path curve.

    This plugin is named SJ_XML_To_Enscape_Path_Video and have been written by Simon JOUBERT.

    The free plugin written in French and English version is available for download HERE

    Some video tests can be seen on this tread dedicated to SMustard FlightPath 2 plugin HERE.


    A Quick description of this plugin :


    SJ XML To Enscape Path Video is a plugin for Sketchup.


    It allows you to create an XML file, which will then be imported into Enscape to configure the videoPath.

    The plugin allows you to create key frames either from SketchUp pages, or from the edges of a curve and a target component.

    In both cases, you can:


    Define the delay between two viewpoints, with 3 parameters (beginning, middle and end of animation). It is thus possible to simulate an acceleration or a deceleration.

    Set animation start, middle and end time, time of each view is calculated, which can simulate time passing or animation going back in time.

    3 camera options (shaky, smooth transition and field of view angle).

    For the animation Path obtained from a curve only, forward or reverse simulation.

    For the animation Path obtained from a curve and a target component, additional options (Traveling and Panorama).

    The XML files are saved in a subfolder bearing the name of the model in the model folder.

    The parameters of the last export are saved for each type (curve or scenes) in an attribute dictionary of the model.

    The plugin is translated into English and French according to Sketchup's language settings.


    Access to the plug-in :


    via the menu > Extensions > Simjoubert Tools > XML To Enscape Path Video

    or by SJ XML To Enscape Path Video Toolbar


    XML Dialog window from Sketchup pages


    XML dialog from animation path curve and a target component


    Hope this coud be of interest some of you.


    JDD

    Hello,


    On our french forum biblo3d.com, we have developed recently a free sketchUp plugin able to produce Enscape VideoPath in XML format from either sketchUp pages or any type of animation path curve.

    This plugin is named SJ_XML_To_Enscape_Path_Video and have been written by Simon JOUBERT.

    The free plugin written in French and English version is available for download HERE

    Some video tests can be seen on this tread dedicated to SMustard FlightPath 2 plugin HERE.


    A Quick description of this plugin :


    SJ XML To Enscape Path Video is a plugin for Sketchup.


    It allows you to create an XML file, which will then be imported into Enscape to configure the videoPath.

    The plugin allows you to create key frames either from SketchUp pages, or from the edges of a curve and a target component.

    In both cases, you can:


    Define the delay between two viewpoints, with 3 parameters (beginning, middle and end of animation). It is thus possible to simulate an acceleration or a deceleration.

    Set animation start, middle and end time, time of each view is calculated, which can simulate time passing or animation going back in time.

    3 camera options (shaky, smooth transition and field of view angle).

    For the animation Path obtained from a curve only, forward or reverse simulation.

    For the animation Path obtained from a curve and a target component, additional options (Traveling and Panorama).

    The XML files are saved in a subfolder bearing the name of the model in the model folder.

    The parameters of the last export are saved for each type (curve or scenes) in an attribute dictionary of the model.

    The plugin is translated into English and French according to Sketchup's language settings.


    Access to the plug-in :


    via the menu > Extensions > Simjoubert Tools > XML To Enscape Path Video

    or by SJ XML To Enscape Path Video Toolbar


    XML Dialog window from Sketchup pages


    XML dialog from animation path curve and a target component


    Hope this coud be of interest some of you.


    JDD

    Hello Demian,


    This is not a problem for me.

    But to avoid the redundancy of the posts, isn't it easier from your side to simply move my post to the "Tips, Tricks & Tutorials "section ?


    JDD

    Hello,


    If you have downloaded all Offline Enscape Assets locally, it is very easy to custom the look of the computer screen.

    Asset ID of this computer is dff0d5b8-acd4-4bee-894f-b0f55b634dfa

    Find this folder on your computer and then in this folder, just make a copy and rename the file T_Screen3.png as T_Screen3.png.old for example and use your own picture with same name (with resolution set at 512x512 px)

    Screen size is in 16/9 ratio so you have to stretch your original picture to 512 x 512 px


    JDD