Thursday, September 14, 2006
From DWG to SKP to AVI in under 90 minutes !
(press and hold the play button, perhaps more than one time..)
I created this cheesy video above as a sample to a client but I think that the product in general is usable !
I started with very basic DWG Solids then to SKP then to AVI. All in under 90 minutes.
Well as previously noted I am a little late getting on the SketchUp band wagon but since I heard it works so well with AutoCAD solids I had to try it out.
Two words > BLOWN AWAY.
I am an old 3D wire frame guy from way back and quite enjoying all the new ammenities that AutoCAD 2007 offers for 3D. Then to top it off I can instantly import my DWG ACIS solid models into SketchUp. So I can be comfortable, accurate and efficient by using all my existing AutoCAD 3D skills, including the latest AutoCAD 2007 improvements. Then I bring it to life with SketchUp.
Once in SketchUp (downloaded for free) I add the trees, benches, people, background buildings and then create a slide show with pages. Lastly I run the slide show and record it.
I was just playing around with the video above but with someone else doing the voice, it just might be usable.