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SketchUp 2014 for Architectural Visualization Second Edition by Robin de Jongh, Thomas Bleicher

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The Flightpath animation

The usual way of creating a flyover presentation in rendering software such as 3D Studio Max is to create a travel path. The camera is then attached to this path and told how fast to travel along it, where to point, and when. This is exactly what you can do in SketchUp too. This method is usually preferable over the walkthrough you've already looked at because:

  • The travel is smooth, not jerky
  • The speed of travel is constant
  • There is greater control over where you go and what you look at
  • Scenes are created automatically

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