Landscape Special Interest Group May (pm) 2016


Topics covered:

  • 00:04   Vectorworks cloud services – what can use it for
  • 01:43   cloud services from the Vectorworks menubar
  • 02:30   using cloud services for rendering
  • 03:17   finding the Vectorworks cloud services folder
  • 07:03   nomad on iPad for viewing using Vectorworks cloud files
  • 17:22   using the Vectorworks cloud services website for uploading files
  • 20:53   animationworks, getting started
  • 21:15   creating a camera path
  • 21:57   placing a camera on the path
  • 22:54   previewing the movie
  • 24:14   placing an additional camera on the path
  • 26:01   creating a moving object
  • 31:32   creating a sliding object
  • 35:39   creating a rotating object
  • 38:41   animationworks tutorials

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podcast 189 – How to Create a Move Along a Path Animation

If you’re happy with creating on orbit point movie and you want to try something more adventurous, then the Move Along a Path movie is the next one to try. The way this movie works is that you have to save several views along the path. Then, you place each saved view on a timeline to show Vectorworks how to move from one view to the next. This technique requires a lot of practice. First, the saved views have to relate to each other and have an even distribution along the path. Then, you have to put each saved view along the timeline keeping the speed between the saved views even.

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Vectorworks Tip #124 – Visualization – Animationworks

Create animation – Animationworks. For really top quality animations in Vectorworks, try the Animationworks suite of plug-ins. The best feature is the ability to create a 3D path and have the camera follow the path. This makes it much easier to create smooth walkthroughs where you want to turn corners, change levels and change the focus of the movie. Check out this web site.


podcast 188 – How to Create an Orbit Point Animation

The easiest way to create an animation in Vectorworks is to use the Orbit Point. All you need to do is to set your view, set your rendering type and start the animation. If you’re new to creating animations, this is the easiest way to get started. This movie shows you how to create an Orbit Point animation. The leader in Vectorworks training and manuals:

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Vectorworks Tip #120 – Visualization – Create Animation – Move Along a Path

If you have tried the Orbit Point animation and now you want to try a more advanced animation, this is the one to try. You save a series of views, then put these views on a timeline. Vectorworks uses these views to walk through your model. It takes a lot of care to make sure that the views flow from one to another, but you can make inviting animations.

Vectorworks Tip #116 – Visualization – Create Animation – Orbit point

Create Animation – Orbit point. The easiest way to create an animation is to create an Orbit Point animation. First, set the view, then choose the animation options for the duration and angle. If you have never made an animation in Vectorworks before, try this one, it’s almost impossible to fail.

SST_1302 Animations with Vectorworks

When you present your design you cannot be sure that others are thinking of the same thing that you are. One of the ways around this is to create images of your design, so they can see it from several views. These can be rendered views so your client can see the light, shadows, and textures. These images work well with printed media, but if you want them to fully understand design, a movie is best.

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