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    Question Software for Animated 3D Construction Timelapse

    Hello everyone! First post here. I hope this is the right place.

    I am looking for the software (or any alternative) which was used to make the first 15 seconds of this YouTube video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXVW4sUsh3A

    I'm a 3D Designer by profession, working on a digitalization project of a certain medieval castle in 3D. The castle is almost ready (but I also have to show a "timelapse" of the 3D modelling, preferably in the style of the aforementioned YouTube video.

    I've been looking everywhere but so far I'm unable to find anything similar. Any comments would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance!

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    Default Re: Software for Animated 3D Construction Timelapse

    if you were to do this in 3dsmax you would apply a wireframe shader to the model and then animate a slice modifier moving up from the ground. Im sure you could do the same in any other software that has a similar toolset.
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    Default Re: Software for Animated 3D Construction Timelapse

    Thanks for the reply James!

    You're right. The Slice Modifier seems to be similar to the Section Plane in SketchUp (I'm a SketchUpper). And how would you go about the floorplan? Before the building "rises" in the animation, you can see as if someone "draws" the floorplan lines. But since the floorplan technically is on a flat plane, the lines would all appear at the same second, if you used Slice or Section Plane, wouldn't they?

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    Default Re: Software for Animated 3D Construction Timelapse

    looks like in this case they have done it quite simply with parts of each line appearing per frame (they have broken 1 line into 3-5 pieces).

    In 3dsmax you could further this affect animating a follow path modifier or extrude along path - I think I found something similar for sketchup below (hopefully you can keyframe this).

    The best looking outcome I can think of would be outputting the splines as .ai files or something similar and then using trapcode 3d stroke in after effects

    Sketchup extrude along path eg.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uw4lSXOFLMU

    Trapcode 3D Stroke example eg.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCb4nbJD6sY
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    Thanks again for the information and links! Been struggling with this for months! Finally getting somewhere. I liked the Trapcode a lot. Deep down I felt that After Effects would have a certain play in this, haha! Now I seem to know where to start. Thank you! You saved me more months of frustration and confusion.
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    glad to help Daniel, If you have any questions dont hesitate to ask.
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