Twilight Render and Animator

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ntxdave
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Twilight Render and Animator

Post by ntxdave » Fri Jan 13, 2023 11:39 pm

Can someone give instructions for making Twilight Render show up as an option with Animator? I recommended TR to some on the SketchuCation forum. My laptop is messed up so I could not look at things and tell the how to make it show up in the Animator plugin.

Here is the thread on SketUcation forum where the user needs an answer:

https://sketchucation.com/forums/viewto ... 79&t=75487

Thanks for the assistance, :hat:

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Re: Twilight Render and Animator

Post by Fletch » Tue Jan 17, 2023 2:23 pm

So basic SketchUp animation and some plugins do work with Hobby, like the standard SketchUp animation, but Animator requires something we call "external control". It allows Animator to actually execute Twilight Render calls. And that is limited to Twilight Render Pro.

I just downloaded latest available versions for LibFredo and and Animator and Twilight Render is appearing for me as an option using Twilight Pro. ;) Windows 10 or 11, SketchUp Pro 2022

I had to restart SU a couple times during install of "LibFredo6_v13.6a.rbz" and Animator_v3.8a.rbz

Step 1 set up animation with Animator
Step 2 Set up frame rate and other settings in Animator>Generate Animation dialog

-choose Images Sequence
-Twilight Render
-set F/s


Step 3 Open Twilight Render animation dialog, set resolution and render settings to use for Twilight to render animation
(Extensions>Twilight V2>Animation Editor)

Step 4 Inside Twilight Render animation dialog, open the "Advanced" pulldown menu and set up your animation FPS to match that of your settings for the Generate Animation dialog in Animator.
- set folder and name of animation sequence

Step 5 In "Generation of Video for Animator click the "Generate Video" button. It should start rendering using Twilight Render and placing the sequence of animated images in the "base image" folder you specified in Step 4.
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ntxdave
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Re: Twilight Render and Animator

Post by ntxdave » Tue Jan 17, 2023 2:39 pm

Could you post this info in the SketchUcation thread I linked to? That user is still struggling with Vray. They had downloaded TR but it is not showing up in Animator.

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Re: Twilight Render and Animator

Post by Fletch » Tue Jan 17, 2023 7:41 pm

So basic SketchUp animation and some plugins do work with Hobby, like the standard SketchUp animation, but Animator requires something we call "external control". It allows Animator to actually execute Twilight Render calls. And that is limited to Twilight Render Pro.

ntxdave
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Re: Twilight Render and Animator

Post by ntxdave » Tue Jan 17, 2023 9:33 pm

Aah - I was trying to get you a customer. :rofl:

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