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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v1.8a - 12 Jan 11

Postby g863210 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 4:00 pm

THANK YOU! IT IS POWERFUL! :ecstatic:
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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v1.8a - 12 Jan 11

Postby hebeijianke » Sat Apr 23, 2011 4:39 pm

Fredo6 wrote:Just in case, this may come from the fact that in your configuration, the Chinese language is defined with CN, not ZH.
The original file is defined with ZH.

Could you check what is the local language by typing Sketchup.get_locale in the Ruby console.

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It Is still displayed incorrectly
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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v1.8a - 12 Jan 11

Postby TIG » Sat Apr 23, 2011 4:50 pm

Fredo

There are several common two-part locale code LCID strings [the 'code' and 'LCID string' can vary] - e.g.

Chinese (simplified) - ZH-CN
Chinese (traditional) - ZH-TW
English (UK) - EN-GB
English (US) - EN-US
Portuguese (Brazil) - PT-BR
Portuguese (Portugal) - PT-PT

Some of them like EN-GB are no longer implemented by Google, as we are now lumped in with America under EN-US...
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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v1.8a - 12 Jan 11

Postby Diggsey » Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:05 am

This plugin is exceptionally useful!

A couple of minor bugs:
Sometimes, if you draw a circle or ellipse over a hard edge, the curve will be divided into more than two parts. The plugin needs to start and end the curve at one of the intersections with the hard edge to prevent it. Also, the drawing tools seem to make duplicate faces occasionally. Oddly this seems to happen often on flat surfaces.
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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v1.8a - 12 Jan 11

Postby dynath » Fri May 06, 2011 7:19 pm

Ok, i'm not sure if this is possible but I am wondering if it is possible to make a line drawing and paste it onto a 3d surface using these tools. I basicly want to draw a logo in sketchup, paste it onto a curved surface before manipulating the various thicknesses on it to make it 3D.

any ideas?
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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v1.8a - 12 Jan 11

Postby mitcorb » Sat May 07, 2011 12:37 pm

It seems you would have to import the line drawing as a .dxf, or .obj. Or import as an image and place it on a flat drawn surface and trace over it. Do whatever cleanup or closure is necessary on the flat drawing. Using the Sandbox tools, your curved surface being the TIN(triangulated irregular network?), you then Drape the line drawing onto the curved surface.
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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v1.8a - 12 Jan 11

Postby deanlegg » Sat May 28, 2011 5:09 pm

Can anyone tell my whats happening with the arc tool here
The corner of the smile is all distorted
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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v1.8a - 12 Jan 11

Postby RizkySyahputra » Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:46 am

HI i'm a using SU8PRO. why in my pc after i was installed Tools on surface it appear an error loading plugin?? :?:
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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v1.8a - 12 Jan 11

Postby Gaieus » Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:50 am

Did you also install the LibFredo Library as is instructed in the first post?
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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v1.8a - 12 Jan 11

Postby d12dozr » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:06 am

deanlegg wrote:Can anyone tell my whats happening with the arc tool here
The corner of the smile is all distorted

Its a known bug, see this and the next few posts viewtopic.php?p=308756#p308756
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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v1.8a - 12 Jan 11

Postby huckrorick » Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:09 am

thank you. Thank You. THANK YOU!!
I haven't tried all the tools but the Freehand on Surface (without inference) is something I have been praying for, for a long time. Inference was constantly making tracing things or making freehand lines with small movements incredibly slow and frustrating. This is a godsend.
I wish I knew a better way to thank you.

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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v1.8a - 12 Jan 11

Postby TIG » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:11 am

huckrorick wrote:thank you. Thank You. THANK YOU!!
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I wish I knew a better way to thank you.
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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v1.8a - 12 Jan 11

Postby slimaczysko » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:07 pm

THX my friend ! Perfect tool ! I use it to many project ! THX AGAIN :)
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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v1.8a - 12 Jan 11

Postby jorge2011 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:31 pm

I have a small problem with a geometry.
The sides of the circle does not coincide.
Is this normal? It is possible to fix it?

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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v1.8a - 12 Jan 11

Postby jorge2011 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:25 pm

image correction

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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v1.8a - 12 Jan 11

Postby fredo6 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:13 pm

jorge2011 wrote:image correction



Jorge

I don't see the image

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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v1.8a - 12 Jan 11

Postby jorge2011 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:32 pm

see the file
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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v1.8a - 12 Jan 11

Postby fredo6 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:58 pm

Jorge,

When you draw the circle, try to align the radius on the existing grand arc of the sphere.
But anyway TOS will not consider your sphere in any specific way as it expects to work on any kind of surface.

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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v1.8a - 12 Jan 11

Postby thomthom » Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:07 pm

Fredo6 wrote:When you draw the circle, try to align the radius on the existing grand arc of the sphere.

You're still not seeing the animated screenshot? He is in fact aligning and snapping to the arc of the sphere.
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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v1.8a - 12 Jan 11

Postby fredo6 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:15 am

ToolsOnSurface is only an approximation tool.
In this precise case, the sum of angles at the pole of the sphere is slightly under 360 degrees, whereas TOS generates circles on a base of 360 degree total, as if it was drawing on a plane.
This explains the slight discrepancy for segments generated.

Unfortunately, as mentioned, TOS does not make assumptions on particular situations like this one.

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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v1.8a - 12 Jan 11

Postby jorge2011 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:55 am

Mr. Fred thanks for the reply.


Just a clarification.
If I make a flat circle and the sphere 3d project, the sides if they match.
The problem with TOS tool is that the edges are not equal.

to fix, I can draw with sketchup tools and project the circle or use the tool offset of TOS.

greetings and thank you very much:
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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v1.8a - 12 Jan 11

Postby derei » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:43 pm

strange Pie on curved surface... in certain points (very sensitive) it draws OK, but if I move a little from that points, it does that :shock: or similar.
My directory is TOS_Dir_18, but when I looked inside ZLoader__OnSurface.rb, last update is 20 Jul 2009 - version 1.5
Thanks for paying attention.

EDIT
It might be useful if you could add a Text On Surface feature, I don't know how hard it would be, or if even possible, but I'm thinking to a inputbox for text and a list for font, then that text to be drawn on surface. Not 3d, like Sketchup text, but lines, like geometric shapes on surface.
Even nicer would be some kind of Copy/Paste. To copy lines of a custom plain shape, then paste them on curved surface. In this manner, each vertex position would be recalculated to fold on surface, much better than intersection of a extruded geometry with the curved face.
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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v1.8a - 12 Jan 11

Postby derei » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:35 am

I have a problem with Arc tool. The number of segments is set fo 360degrees, so for half circle, I should have half number of segments.
I needed an arc with 7 seg, so I set 14seg/360. Instead I got a 6seg arc. See the image. is this any bug, or you wanted the tool to behave this way?
Thank you.
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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v1.8a - 12 Jan 11

Postby bluegravy » Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:30 pm

Fredo6,

I have been trying to download this very useful tool but have been having some problems. Followed you instructions to the letter but nothing appears in the Tools menu.

I loaded your Libfred06 first.

I just noticed that this is compatible with version 6 and 7, my version 8 is probably the problem?

Thanks
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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v1.8a - 12 Jan 11

Postby Dave R » Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:34 pm

Tools on Surface is also compatible with version 8 of SketchUp.

We've had others who have had a difficult time getting plugins installed on Lion. Would you post a screen shot of your Finder to show the contents of the Plugins folder? That will help to identify possible install problems.
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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v1.8a - 12 Jan 11

Postby jeffbrad » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:40 am

Hi. I am having big problems downloading the latest Library. It keeps on saying it's corrupt and wont progress any further. Is there a known problem with it. Is it possible to get an earlier version as I have had no problems with downloading the TOS files and other stuff from the site?

Regards and many thanks for you excellent work

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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v1.8a - 12 Jan 11

Postby jeffbrad » Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:06 am

Ok, I need to post an update to my problem this morning. Trying to Download the Library having no success. All I got was the 'corrupt file' message coming up. I searched the forum and saw a reference to issues with Google Chrome and so switched to Internet Explorer....hey presto...problem solved and downloaded perfectly? So I was extatic that was going to be able to carry on with my project to model a Chinese Guzheng musical instrument...Well, it didn't finish there. I am using the free version of Sketchup 8 and even though the files all installed ok, nothing would work. The tool bars were there and I could click the buttons, but nothing would actually happen. So I switched to the Sketchup 7 installation and installed the same files there....and Perfect. Everything works and no problems at all. So firstly,,,Why do I have problems with Chrome when the Sketchup software is a Google product! And secondly, how come the Tools on surface and Library won't work on my version 8? I only have a short time left on the Version 7 installation before it does something like locking it, so need to sort this out soon...Any suggestions??

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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v1.8a - 12 Jan 11

Postby fredo6 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:58 am

jeffbrad wrote:And secondly, how come the Tools on surface and Library won't work on my version 8? I only have a short time left on the Version 7 installation before it does something like locking it, so need to sort this out soon...Any suggestions??

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Can you turn the Ruby Console on and check if there is any message when you launch a Tool on Surface tool.

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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v1.8a - 12 Jan 11

Postby jeffbrad » Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:09 pm

Hi Fredo. Just cuta % Pasted what happens in the Ruby Window. The same no matter what I click on....

Error: #<NoMethodError: undefined method `+' for nil:NilClass>
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 8/Plugins/MatchboxPlugin/Population.rb:174:in `+'
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 8/Plugins/LIBFREDO6_Dir_42/Lib6Config.rb:148:in `selected_folders'
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 8/Plugins/LIBFREDO6_Dir_42/Lib6Plugin.rb:402:in `picture_selected_folders'
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 8/Plugins/LIBFREDO6_Dir_42/Lib6Plugin.rb:1020:in `create_cursor'
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 8/Plugins/TOS_Dir_18/ShapeOnSurface.rb:714:in `get_id_cursor'
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 8/Plugins/TOS_Dir_18/ShapeOnSurface.rb:69:in `initialize'
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 8/Plugins/TOS_Dir_18/ShapeOnSurface.rb:47:in `new'
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 8/Plugins/TOS_Dir_18/ShapeOnSurface.rb:47:in `launch_shape'
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 8/Plugins/TOS_Dir_18/PaletteOnSurface.rb:100:in `action__mapping'
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 8/Plugins/LIBFREDO6_Dir_42/Lib6Plugin.rb:131:in `call'
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 8/Plugins/LIBFREDO6_Dir_42/Lib6Plugin.rb:131:in `launch_action'
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 8/Plugins/TOS_Dir_18/bootstrap_OnSurface.rb:313:in `launch_action'
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 8/Plugins/TOS_Dir_18/bootstrap_OnSurface.rb:374:in `declare_command_shapes'
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 8/Plugins/LIBFREDO6_Dir_42/Lib6Plugin.rb:919:in `call'
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 8/Plugins/LIBFREDO6_Dir_42/Lib6Plugin.rb:919:in `command_invoke'
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 8/Plugins/LIBFREDO6_Dir_42/Lib6Plugin.rb:901:in `build_config_commands'
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 8/Plugins/LIBFREDO6_Dir_42/Lib6Traductor.rb:948:in `call'
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 8/Plugins/LIBFREDO6_Dir_42/Lib6Traductor.rb:948:in `add_command'
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 8/Plugins/MatchboxPlugin/Population.rb:174:in `call'
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 8/Plugins/MatchboxPlugin/Population.rb:174


Hope this helps to fault find...Many thanks in advance

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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v1.8a - 12 Jan 11

Postby TIG » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:50 pm

Please remove the 'Matchbox' plugin from the folder - it is known to cause several issues, as it ill-advisedly overwrites some standard methods! :roll:
Retry and publish any error messages if it recurs... :?
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