[Plugin] FredoScale - v3.1a - 18 Dec 18

Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0b beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby EarthMover » Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:03 am

Finally had a second from the chaos of spring in the landscape world to pop on here and imagine my surprise to find this precious jewel, hatched by the amazing mind of Fredo6!!! Thanks so much for your generosity in giving away your most valuable time.

The bend tool is mind blowing....easier than bonzai's. Makes me think that potentially a path deformation plugin is now possible.
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0b beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby takesh h » Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:09 am

Hi Fredo, here is Japanese language pack for your FreeScale plugin.
Funny thing is that I couldn't find where many of my translations are used.
I also noticed none of tooltips or most of context menu (shown in the attached pic) are not translated, at least on Mac OSX.
These are the first place where people get ideas of what the ruby is about, so I think they should be translated too, no?

Thanks for all your hard work to help SU catch the current of the world.
Without people like you, SU would have been obsolete software long time ago.
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0b beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby idraft » Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:37 am

:o my god, this will be fantastic! thank you very much indeed. Cant wait to give it a bash.
cheers Jeff
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0b beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby cyan.archnet » Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:59 am

Hats off to you!, truly one "must have" plugin, THANKS A LOT!
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0b beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby alexschreyer » Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:05 am

Congrats and thanks from me, too. I am having fun with the new tools...

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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0b beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby gata » Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:26 am

To expand upon Chris Fullmer's insight, one of the things Google did was release a 'free' version of SU. That free stuff brought in a lot of talented plugin coders from all over the world who applied their coding magic to add extra functionality to this program.

SU developers can and should concentrate their energy on making this the best rendering engine which people can customize to best fit their needs.

Fredo, your coding efforts shouldn't be free. Google can give out a free version as it helps draw in people to make SKP a popular and dominating extension, and for more people to use their other products and services. Like @last and many other software developers, many plugin developers deserve to earn money for their effort too.
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0b beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby leixing » Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:59 am

Dear Fredo:
I found a bug: When I installed the plug-ins, my Right-click menu is not working well---"some botton are gray", especially the plug-in "proper_animation.rb". I do not know why is it so, whether your code on this, please help me . someone happened this?
thank you very much!
the pic at last:
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RB:
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0b beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby Fletch » Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:17 am

Fredo, is there a way I can change your shortcuts F4 and F5 to something else? I have used these for years for other things in SU (toggling parallel/perspective cam= F4 and toggling xray mode is F5)

so the twist tool only turns my group around... not actually twisting anything.
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0b beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby thomthom » Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:23 am

Fletch wrote:Fredo, is there a way I can change your shortcuts F4 and F5 to something else? I have used these for years for other things in SU (toggling parallel/perspective cam= F4 and toggling xray mode is F5)

so the twist tool only turns my group around... not actually twisting anything.

You can configure these yourself. Tools->Fredo Collection->FreeScale->Default Parameters.
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0b beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby Jörg » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:18 pm

Fredo, I´m speechless.
Your my hero.
You are not from this world.
Thank you very, very much.
This plugin ist absolutely terrifik.

THANK YOU!!!!
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0b beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby steelers05 » Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:30 am

amazing. Great work man. This will truely change a lot of model approaceds.
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0b beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby solo » Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:38 am

LOL

I was looking at some of the 'gotoschool' and 'youtube' tutorials, they seem so primitive now that we have these cool new plugins to get the job done faster and easier.

looks like they are back to basics, creating new tutorials, see? your plugins keep everyone busy.
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0b beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby johan1982 » Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:56 pm

Unbelievable, this plugin will save me days of work :)

You rock !!!! :sketchstatic: :sketchstatic: :sketchstatic:
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0b beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby PKast » Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:55 am

An amazing contribution to Sketchup, thanks, I am speechless.

Best,
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0b beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby PHUONG_HEHE » Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:16 pm

please help.... i don't have this pluggin,help meee.. link down.thanks alot
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0b beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby MALAISE » Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:20 pm

Look at the head of this thread, you get all infos to download it.

MALAISE :)
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0b beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby Chris Fullmer » Sat Apr 04, 2009 7:43 pm

PHUONG_HEHE wrote:please help.... i don't have this pluggin,help meee.. link down.thanks alot

Look at the bottom of the first post. There is a file there. There is also a link in that first post to another thread that has a file you must download. D/L and install them both as described in various places in the thread, and you should be set to go.

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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0b beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby free agent » Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:31 am

fredo, would it be possible to allow users to enter a distance in the VCB once the bend tool has been anchored ie: i select a group, activate the bend tool, now while im dragging the purple line to indicate the extent of the bended area, it would be nice if this line snapped to axis and i could enter a distance for this line as to match the geometry to an existing curve, given that i know the length of the curve i am matching the geometry to
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0b beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby princedragoncok » Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:43 pm

Had some fun with twist. Thanks fredo :thumb:

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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0b beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby fredo6 » Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:39 pm

I guess someone will now propose some furnitures!
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0b beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby erikB » Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:36 am

great pluging Fredo !! :berserk:
Much appriciated !
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0b beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby jeff hammond » Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:32 pm

i've already used bend and twist for a real project.. (and i mean bend and twist were the main tools used.. other than that, i only used rectangle and push/pull to create the basic slabs)

it's a proposal for a skateboard-able sculpture and i'm hoping to build a few of these types of things in NYC.






this new set of tools makes exploring shapes such as these very fast and intuitive and i can modify/develop the idea without the computer getting in the way.. thanks again fredo!
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0b beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby kwistenbiebel » Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:46 pm

princedragoncok wrote:Had some fun with twist. ...


I love that vid, Prince ! :thumb:
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0b beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby Daniel S » Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:51 pm

I don`t know if it`s difficult to add more features to this plugin. But a good option for the bend will be to press CTRL and the plugin bend symmetrically around the center.

Now is possible this:

Bend.gif


and this is the idea:

Symmetric Bend.gif


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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0b beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby fredo6 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:44 pm

Free Agent wrote:fredo, would it be possible to allow users to enter a distance in the VCB once the bend tool has been anchored ie: i select a group, activate the bend tool, now while im dragging the purple line to indicate the extent of the bended area, it would be nice if this line snapped to axis and i could enter a distance for this line as to match the geometry to an existing curve, given that i know the length of the curve i am matching the geometry to


Interesting idea. I think this is feasible, and I'll try to include it in a next version.

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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0b beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby fredo6 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:46 pm

Daniel S wrote:I don`t know if it`s difficult to add more features to this plugin. But a good option for the bend will be to press CTRL and the plugin bend symmetrically around the center.
Daniel S


Daniel,

The difficulty is always to make sure I do not break anything.
Another good idea, but requires a little bit of work and testing. I'll see what I can do.

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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0b beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby Jackson » Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:38 am

Absolutely amazing plugin Fredo, words fail me for this incredible achievement and generosity- such a useful and well-designed ruby! Donation is on its way as soon as pay day arrives.
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0b beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby wrecknball » Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:43 pm

Fredo,

I popped these into my plugins folder and when I open SU I get this error. Quite possible I did not install them in the correct place.

Any ideas? Anyone?

Thanks.
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0b beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby wrecknball » Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:44 pm

Here are the file locations...
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0b beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby fredo6 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:03 pm

wrecknball wrote:Fredo,

I popped these into my plugins folder and when I open SU I get this error. Quite possible I did not install them in the correct place.

Any ideas? Anyone?

Thanks.


Just create manually a directory DEFPARAM_Dir in your Sketchup Plugins folder. Then restart Sketchup and it should work.
On Mac, it seems that in some situations, the system does not give permission to create folders via script.

Fredo

PS: Please respect the spelling of the directory name
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