How to Export SketchyPhysics Animation

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How to Export SketchyPhysics Animation

Post by Whaat » Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:38 am

1. You need to have SketchyPhysics3 installed and be on a Windows platform.
2. IMPORTANT: For every object that you wish to animate, you have to rick-click and ENABLE INSTANCING (This requirement will hopefully be eliminated in a future release). You can also select a group of objects and right-click->enable instancing.
3. Enable Recording in the SketchyReplay Toolbar
4. Run the Physics Simulation
5. When prompted, save the SketchyReplay animation.
6. You can review the animation by using the SketchyReplay Toolbar.
7. 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.
8. Go to the SkIndigo menu to export the SketchyReplay animation
9. In Windows explorer, navigate to the saved batch file (eg. my_animation.bat) and double-click it to start the batch render process.
10. Each frame will be saved as a PNG file to your default 'renders' directory. You must then compile the PNG files into a video file using another software application (eg. VirtualDub)

Now start posting some cool animations!

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Re: How to Export SketchyPhysics Animation

Post by Nick » Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:29 am

Whaat have you a little tutorial how to use SketchyPhysics3?? Thanks!

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Re: How to Export SketchyPhysics Animation

Post by remus » Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:26 pm

This is probably the best place to go if you want sketchyphysics help.

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Re: How to Export SketchyPhysics Animation

Post by remus » Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:35 pm

Oh, and a question: what frame rate is the animation exported at?


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Re: How to Export SketchyPhysics Animation

Post by Whaat » Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:00 am

remus wrote:Oh, and a question: what frame rate is the animation exported at?
each frame of the replay will be exported. If you want a different frame rate, I think this a request that should be made to the creator of SP. The only thing I could do is drop frames. For example, I could give you the option to export every OTHER frame instead of each frame, but I have no means to interpolate between SP frames. So if you wanted an animation in terms of a certain fps, you would be out of luck. You can adjust the framerate in SP settings, but I am not sure how this affects SketchyReplay.

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Re: How to Export SketchyPhysics Animation

Post by remus » Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:12 am

I was wondering more about what frame rate is currently used, so i can compile the images to film accurately, although control over frame rate would be cool, i'll put a request in to chris.

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Re: How to Export SketchyPhysics Animation

Post by cotty » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:41 pm

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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Re: How to Export SketchyPhysics Animation

Post by Whaat » Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:12 pm

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

Cotty
That is so cool! I wish there were more users who did these sort of animations! Nice and clean, too!

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Re: How to Export SketchyPhysics Animation

Post by Headroom » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:34 pm

If at some point in the hopefully not too distant future a GPU accelerated version of Indigo will provide substantial benefits in rendering speed I am sure you'll see more of it.

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Re: How to Export SketchyPhysics Animation

Post by Pibuz » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:27 am

Sure, rendering time takes a huge part of the work..
I actually wouldn't use animation so much, in my archviz.. I'd rather use some light layer animation, though, but still it's a process I haven't tested yet, at all..

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Re: How to Export SketchyPhysics Animation

Post by dag » Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:09 am

Headroom wrote:If at some point in the hopefully not too distant future a GPU accelerated version of Indigo will provide substantial benefits in rendering speed I am sure you'll see more of it.
Is this substantial enough for you?
A little expensive though.

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Re: How to Export SketchyPhysics Animation

Post by Headroom » Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:28 am

That would do the trick :lol:

However, I'd have to ditch my iMac (27" i7 quad core) and that is not going to happen :wink:

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Re: How to Export SketchyPhysics Animation

Post by cotty » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:40 pm

Whaat wrote:That is so cool! I wish there were more users who did these sort of animations! Nice and clean, too!
Thanks Whaat, and here is the next one (351.000 spp, days are gone...)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ6v7IxWt_Y
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Re: How to Export SketchyPhysics Animation

Post by ENSLAVER » Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:48 pm

Nice cotty, you should upload the original movie somewhere, youtube + compression kills some of the awesome shadows.

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