Hi TIG, good work on the exporter. I've been waiting for a decent method of rendering animations out of SketchUp. I've seem to have hit some kind of a wall though. First off, I'm using the 'keyframe animation' plugin to create my sketchup animations. I've successfully used the combination of 'keyframe' and octane (and your exporter) to render some short animations, approx 10 frames. When I tried to go full-scale, around 350 frames, the 'cmd' never initializes after all of the .obj and .mtl files have been created. My basic workflow has been this: Create scenes in SU while animating my objects from scene-to-scene and recording the position data > create mymodel.tweens.skp and save >> render frame from octane exporter >>> setup materials/lighting .ocs and save >>>> exit octane >>>>> 'render animation' from SU exporter. My last attempt produced 350 obj/mtl files over the course of around 11 hours and then I left it overnight to render out. Like I mentioned the render never actually started though. The 'Render Animation' button remained grayed-out with the "Rendering Animation - Please Wait" dialog. I closed the exporter this morning and all of the files I had waited all day on to be created were automatically deleted
Have you experienced this problem? The model is kind of big I guess and there are a large number of frames, but when the animation is set at 24 fps, we're only talking around 14s of animation, so to me this shouldn't be a problem. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!