This will be a very short post, I am pre-releasing Google Sketchup plugin for 5D animation…called onTime5D.
Below is the link to the rbs script that has to be, copied to the plugin folder of your Sketchup installation. (right click and Save Target As)
http://www.tdteam.com/ontime5d/skp/ontime5d.rbs (Ruby plugin file)
http://www.tdteam.com/ontime5d/skp/bridge.skp (bridge model file – ready for animation)
Please try this links if you are unable to download from above
For a quick look at what this plugin can do, download the Bridge model, that is listed above. All you have to do next (after you have copied the plugin to your plugin Sketchup folder) is open Sketchup, open Bridge file. Go to Plugins toolbar and select OnTime5D. This will open up a webdialog, where you can login with provided credentials and select Alfred Zampa Memorial Bridge project. Then you can skip the 1 step (where you have to bind the Sketchup model and schedule), click Next Step and you can leave animation running default 30 seconds and once again click Next Step.
On the last step you are greeted with a Play/Pause button and below with a chart of expenses (shown only if there is any money data inputted into the schedule). And still further below is the list of all the tasks that are currently under way in the animation.
Just click Play and enjoy, and please provide some feedback.