[Plugin] cmd's mover with dialog and easings (v0.5)

[Plugin] cmd's mover with dialog and easings (v0.5)

Postby Jim » Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:24 am

I added a dialog to cmd's mover animation plugin, and also some options to select the easings.

This is a plugin written originally by Google's cmd. It provides a way to animate Groups and Components between Scene changes.

I added a dialog with some instructions on how to use it, as well as easings - various formulas that control the animation between the Scenes.

I attached a simple animation skp. Open the model, start the Mover dialog, Enable Animation, and play the animation (or just click through the Scenes.)


0.3 - added mover_extensions folder

0.4 - saving the position also saves the easing per object and scene. You can set the easing for individual objects by selecting only that object and pressing Save Position.

0.5 - cleaned up the dialog.
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Re: [plugin] cmd's mover with dialog and easings

Postby remus » Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:56 am

im getting an error:
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Error Loading File mover.rb
No such file to load -- mover_extensions/mover_names.rb
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Re: [plugin] cmd's mover with dialog and easings

Postby Jim » Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:54 pm

AH, yeah that was part of the original mover and I forgot top include it. Thanks. A new version has been uploaded.
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Re: [plugin] cmd's mover with dialog and easings

Postby Jim » Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:51 pm

Updated to allow attaching different easings to individual Groups and Components.

(Probably a short tutorial is in order instead of the verbose dialog box.)

The interface is a little clunky, i think.

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Re: [plugin] cmd's mover with dialog and easings (v0.5)

Postby JClements » Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:50 am

Is there a demo video clip that shows what this does and perhaps how to use it?
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Re: [plugin] cmd's mover with dialog and easings (v0.5)

Postby miikka1978 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:31 am

Is there some trick to get this work? I see Mover Dialog-option in Plugins menu, but nothing happens when I try to activate it.
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Re: [plugin] cmd's mover with dialog and easings (v0.5)

Postby Ecuadorian » Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:05 pm

Thanks, Jim! Do you think there might be a way to hack it so the movement spans the whole scene transition time when output with Whaat's Smooth Animation and render plug-ins? Right now the movement spans half the transition time when using these output methods.
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Re: [plugin] cmd's mover with dialog and easings (v0.5)

Postby majid » Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:51 pm

one step closer to have real animations, manymany thanx mate :berserk:
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Re: [plugin] cmd's mover with dialog and easings (v0.5)

Postby Fletch » Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:28 pm

great stuff, Jim, and I echo Ecuadorian's wish, and also for ability to choose a different rotation point for an object rather than changing it's origin.
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Re: [plugin] cmd's mover with dialog and easings (v0.5)

Postby urgen » Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:02 pm

...Thank you ,Jim! :thumb:
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Re: [plugin] cmd's mover with dialog and easings (v0.5)

Postby Jim » Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:53 pm

Ecuadorian wrote:Do you think there might be a way to hack it so the movement spans the whole scene transition time when output with Whaat's Smooth Animation and render plug-ins? Right now the movement spans half the transition time when using these output methods.


The transitions take 100% of the scene transformation time. Ive never tried smooth animation, so I'll need to get that and see what mean.
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Re: [plugin] cmd's mover with dialog and easings (v0.5)

Postby Ken » Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:26 am

Jim wrote:I added a dialog to cmd's mover animation plugin, and also some options to select the easings.

This is a plugin written originally by Google's cmd. It provides a way to animate Groups and Components between Scene changes.

I added a dialog with some instructions on how to use it, as well as easings - various formulas that control the animation between the Scenes.

I attached a simple animation skp. Open the model, start the Mover dialog, Enable Animation, and play the animation (or just click through the Scenes.)


0.3 - added mover_extensions folder

0.4 - saving the position also saves the easing per object and scene. You can set the easing for individual objects by selecting only that object and pressing Save Position.

0.5 - cleaned up the dialog.



Jim

Is there info on how to use this plugin? Sometimes I get it to work somewhat, then it stops. I can't seem to get it to run consistent.

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Re: [Plugin] cmd's mover with dialog and easings (v0.5)

Postby majid » Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:59 am

it is reallay great plugin, I wish had some improvement on more graphical interface... plz :berserk:
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Re: [Plugin] cmd's mover with dialog and easings (v0.5)

Postby JClements » Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:11 am

Hi Jim:

This is really quite nice.

Can you describe in layman's terms how it works. Is it creating something akin to hidden scenes?

Do think it possible for an avi movie to be exported somehow?
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Re: [Plugin] cmd's mover with dialog and easings (v0.5)

Postby majid » Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:58 pm

Dear jim, your job is really great and handy, ..is it possible to have a "path" for easings?... maybe a connection with bezier tools or something....plz? ( also is it possible to embedd in plugin the rotations..etc while easing along path?
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Re: [Plugin] cmd's mover with dialog and easings (v0.5)

Postby majid » Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:37 pm

dear Jim, still waiting for graphical improvement of your great plugin. :bounce:
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Re: [Plugin] cmd's mover with dialog and easings (v0.5)

Postby majid » Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:37 pm

dear mate, I am still waitng for an update, as I found this one, as one of most interesting and improvements on sketchup animation, maybe a combination with "scene transition time" in a pakage would be a nice update. BTW thank you again :thumb:
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Re: [Plugin] cmd's mover with dialog and easings (v0.5)

Postby Bob James » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:51 pm

I admire your patience, majid, but why not just buy SimLab: It's sort of a SketchUp for animation - Very easy to use. If SimLab had the plugin gurus that SU has, it would be awesome. Nevertheless, it makes animation easy (IMHO)
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Re: [Plugin] cmd's mover with dialog and easings (v0.5)

Postby formanosque » Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:52 pm

Thanks for the plugin, it works just fine except when exporting the animation as a video.
Objets stay still. Only scenes move.
Is there any possibility to make mpeg movie with animated objects ?
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Re: [Plugin] cmd's mover with dialog and easings (v0.5)

Postby TIG » Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:36 pm

formanosque wrote:Thanks for the plugin, it works just fine except when exporting the animation as a video.
Objects stay still. Only scenes move.
Is there any possibility to make mpeg movie with animated objects ?
Make lots of scene-tabs with intermediate locations of the animated objects.
Export the animation as individual images rather than a movie.
Assemble the images into a movie using one of the several free tools available, adding 'betweening' for the additional frames need for smoothness - where composite images are automatically constructed to span between the two 'real' images either side.
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Re: [Plugin] cmd's mover with dialog and easings (v0.5)

Postby majid » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:50 pm

Thank you again for the plugin
Just tested it over sketchup 8 and it was not working.
any conflict with other plugins?
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Re: [Plugin] cmd's mover with dialog and easings (v0.5)

Postby majid » Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:49 pm

Is it compatible with new 2015 or 2015 make version?
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Re: [Plugin] cmd's mover with dialog and easings (v0.5)

Postby Jim » Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:40 am

Yes it is - I will post to the Store soon. Thanks for the prod.
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Re: [Plugin] cmd's mover with dialog and easings (v0.5)

Postby majid » Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:19 pm

This is definitely one of the best animating plugins IMO and hope it continues developing
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