How to Export SketchyPhysics Animation

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Re: How to Export SketchyPhysics Animation

Post by cotty » Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:52 am

ENSLAVER wrote:Nice cotty, you should upload the original movie somewhere, youtube + compression kills some of the awesome shadows.
That's right, but 30MB original size is too much for my webspace :wink:
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Re: How to Export SketchyPhysics Animation

Post by cotty » Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:02 am

cotty wrote:Example of an animation with Sketchup-Indigo-Sketchyphysics:
idea: 1 minute
modelling: 15 minutes
rendering: 119.000 spp :shock:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ3TKfDPxVw

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(Added a picture from the animated setup)
During modelling the domino setup, I discovered some problems with sketchyphysics and the scale of the model. After some google search I can say that sketchyphsics have problems with little geometries. I had to scale the domino model with a factor of more than 10 to work properly. Maybe this information helps to avoid some gray hairs in the future :)

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Re: How to Export SketchyPhysics Animation

Post by Meelis » Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:24 am

cotty wrote:
ENSLAVER wrote:Nice cotty, you should upload the original movie somewhere, youtube + compression kills some of the awesome shadows.
That's right, but 30MB original size is too much for my webspace :wink:
In gmail documents u can share the files for free.
Nice animation BTW :)

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Re: How to Export SketchyPhysics Animation

Post by buzzkill » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:53 am

I need to try this!

This could be perfect for my HVAC graphics...animating fans, dampers, pumps, etc.
Could be way easier than region rendering 5+ samples and creating a .gif in photoshop.

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Re: How to Export SketchyPhysics Animation

Post by cotty » Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:51 pm

I have uploaded a new animation with a gear test scene...
(Gear modelled with the gear.3.rb plugin)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXwBrPGEGJM

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Re: How to Export SketchyPhysics Animation

Post by munkey » Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:42 am

I followed the steps, and after I exported the SP animation, in the exported folder there is only one file: ...-meshes.igs (19 kB).

When I run it to render, there comes this error:

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Error: Scene parsing error: failed to load XML doc from path 'C:\Users\Mato\Desktop\animation\AutoSave_carport SP\AutoSave_carport SP-meshes.igs': Error reading end tag. (Line 893, column 1.)
Any idea what's wrong?

BTW I'm using SketchyPhysics 3.1.
SketchUp 8 / Windows 7 x64 / Indigo 3.0.14 / i7 CPU Q720 @ 1.60 GHz / 4.00 GB RAM / NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M

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Re: How to Export SketchyPhysics Animation

Post by Voytech » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:58 am

Will there ever be support for exporting SP animations under OS X?

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Re: How to Export SketchyPhysics Animation

Post by kuropro » Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:14 am

Hi cotty, i think your videos are GREAT! i would like to get in touch with you to ask you few things if you dont mind, thank you =)

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Re: How to Export SketchyPhysics Animation

Post by cotty » Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:50 pm

kuropro wrote:Hi cotty, i think your videos are GREAT! i would like to get in touch with you to ask you few things if you dont mind, thank you =)
Perhaps this forum is the right place for this,if there is a question I'm not able to answer, someone else will do...
So feel free to ask.
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Re: How to Export SketchyPhysics Animation

Post by aldion » Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:35 pm

i know how to export and all of that but i need to know how to save it automatically. i look in my default rendering place and thats in my pictures/indigo/render file and nothing. i have the latest version of indigo and i just downloaded it at 2/01/12 (british) and i just need to know how to find or what im doing wrong

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Re: How to Export SketchyPhysics Animation

Post by cotty » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:54 pm

Some of the steps described in the first post are out-of-date and I try to explain the new workflow (according to whaats steps). Comments and suggestions are welcome!

1. SketchyPhysics3.2 (didn't work together with plugin "auto centerpoint" and SU8?)
2. Enable Recording in the SketchyReplay Toolbar
3. Run the Physics Simulation
4. When prompted, save the SketchyReplay animation.
5. You can review the animation by using the SketchyReplay Toolbar.
6. Set up your camera position and render settings in SkIndigo. Make sure you set the halt time so that each frame will not render forever.
7. Save the SketchUp-File (a filename is needed to produce the ".igq"-file?)
8. Go to the SkIndigo menu (Plug-ins -> SkIndigo) to export the SketchyReplay animation
9. Open the saved ".igq"-file with Indigo Renderer
10. Each frame will be saved as a PNG file to your default 'renders' directory (Indigo Renderer -> Tools -> Show Render Folder in Explorer -> \renders).
11. You must then compile the PNG files into a video file using another software application (eg. VirtualDub)
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Re: How to Export SketchyPhysics Animation

Post by Whaat » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:31 am

Thanks cotty,

I haven't tested this too much with the new workflow. Hope it all is still working.

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Re: How to Export SketchyPhysics Animation

Post by Voytech » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:43 am

I'll ask again, since the thread is more alive now, any chance for OS X support?

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Re: How to Export SketchyPhysics Animation

Post by Whaat » Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:17 am

Voytech wrote:I'll ask again, since the thread is more alive now, any chance for OS X support?
I keep forgetting to reply to this thread. Sorry!

Although I have not tested, I believe this should work now on OS X. I will verify this before the stable release of 3.2

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Re: How to Export SketchyPhysics Animation

Post by AnujSuper9 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:41 am

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