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Sketchers Studio Brings Animation to SketchUp

New software product Sketchers Studio from Japan animates your SketchUp models–complete with basic visual effects

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Sketchers Studio’s tag line is “Your Mac is now a film studio.” With this new software tool from Japan one can take Google SketchUp models and produce all kinds of animations and special effects included.

Sketchers Studio Features

Sketchers Studio works with your Google 3D models. It supports SketchUp model files natively. It also supports the models in Google’s 3D Warehouse and you can view the 3D Warehouse from within the Sketchers Studio application.

Sketchers Studio looks a lot like Apple’s iMovie or Garageband application with a twist. It merges a 3D model window into the interface wherein you view and manipulate your Google models. You can create flythrough animations and animate 3D objects themselves.

A “Live Mode Controller” enables you to move around your Google model so you can add scenes while you are walking around in 3D space. The program also supports visual effects, though they are basic and very limited. These include a simple Particle System, simple motion effects and things like shadow effects.

The latest version is Sketchers Studio 1.2.3 and it runs exclusively on the Mac (Universal Binary) running Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard or later. The product costs 59.USD. To learn more visit them here: http://sketchersstudio.com/en/index.html

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