Wednesday, February 8, 2012

SketchUp Animation - "Erection of a Structural Steel Staircase" [Updated]

The following is a NPR "construction sequence" of a structural steel staircase, of which I also produced a fly-through animation and some 3D renders earlier, on that page.

As this is not one of my drafting works so I don't claim the sequence is 100% by-the-book. The photo of which this 3D model based on is attached at the end of this post.

This animation has better anti-alias quality than my previous ones because I re-sized the animation to half of its original output size from SketchUp, in this case from 1440*808 to 720*405, in VirtualDub. This improved the anti-aliasing a lot.

I also export it to H.264/MP4 format (which has better quality/filesize ratio) directly from VirtualDub using this "hack" instead of converting the AVI export using third party software.

VirtualDub is a free video capture/processing software, which can be downloaded from this page.

Exterior structural steel staircase at Tesco,
Kepong Village Mall, Kuala Lumpur.

I also uploaded the model to 3D Warehouse, click on image below to download.

I also share with you the latest rendering of this staircase.


  1. wow, beautiful stairs! ;) thanks for posting

  2. Thanks. I'm glad you like it. :-)

  3. wow.. incredibly awesome staircase!

  4. donald, if u dont mind..can u share your stucco textures..look very to the way, what render plugin u using?

    1. hi musliadi. you can extract the texture from the model i uploaded to 3d warehouse, i believe it's the same i used to render. btw, those pics were rendered by vray.

  5. I love the blog. Great post. It is very true, people must learn how to learn before they can learn. lol i know it sounds funny but its very true. . .
    Walk through animation


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