[Plugin] Shape Bender Beta

Re: [Plugin] Shape Bender Beta v0.55 UPDATED April 21, 2010

Postby AnthonyPatschorke » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:02 am

Chris how exactly do i get this plug in. Its just not working out for me.
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Re: [Plugin] Shape Bender Beta v0.55 UPDATED April 21, 2010

Postby Dave R » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:23 am

Anthony, go back and read the first post of the thread and watch the video. Also read the first page or two. It has been explained quite well.

If you still have problems using it, explain what happens when you try it. Show us your set up. Give us something so we can help you.
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Re: [Plugin] Shape Bender Beta v0.55 UPDATED April 21, 2010

Postby envisionary » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:08 pm

Any chance there is a MAC version of this amazing plug in?
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Re: [Plugin] Shape Bender Beta v0.55 UPDATED April 21, 2010

Postby Gaieus » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:12 pm

Unless I have completely missed something (and am an idiot as not being able to find any reference), the plugin should work on Mac just as well as on Windows.
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Re: [Plugin] Shape Bender Beta v0.55 UPDATED April 21, 2010

Postby envisionary » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:18 pm

Sweet. I have not tried it, I just assumed.
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Re: [Plugin] Shape Bender Beta v0.55 UPDATED April 21, 2010

Postby TIG » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:44 pm

Unless a tool says specifically that it's PC only then it should work on a MAC too.
The worst that will happen is it won't work.
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Re: [Plugin] Shape Bender Beta v0.55 UPDATED April 21, 2010

Postby Dave R » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:50 pm

envisionary wrote:Sweet. I have not tried it, I just assumed.


You know what "assume' does. ;)
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Re: [Plugin] Shape Bender Beta v0.55 UPDATED April 21, 2010

Postby a nelson » Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:30 pm

Hello,

I am using Sketchup 7.1 and I have installed the plugin as well as the pregressbar.rb. Everything seems to be in order but after I click on the group/component, the plugin doesn't seem to recognize the line. What am I missing here?

Any hep greatly appreciated.
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Re: [Plugin] Shape Bender Beta v0.55 UPDATED April 21, 2010

Postby a nelson » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:10 pm

Aha! I figured it out. I extracted the CONTENTS of the folder to the PLUGINS folder but I was supposed to extract the entire folder. Hope this helps someone else.
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Re: [Plugin] Shape Bender Beta v0.55 UPDATED April 21, 2010

Postby Dave R » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:23 pm

Don't know your own strength? :D

bullwinkle_magic-hat1.jpg


This is the most common reason why plugins don't function for people. They don't extract the files correctly.
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Re: [Plugin] Shape Bender Beta v0.55 UPDATED April 21, 2010

Postby amarqhuszaireen » Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:16 am

hi,someone please help me,how to install this plugin?
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Re: [Plugin] Shape Bender Beta v0.55 UPDATED April 21, 2010

Postby Dave R » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:27 am

amarqhuszaireen wrote:hi,someone please help me,how to install this plugin?


It's been covered here
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Re: [Plugin] Shape Bender Beta v0.55 UPDATED April 21, 2010

Postby Nimoni » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:08 am

This is awesome.. Thank you :)
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Re: [Plugin] Shape Bender Beta v0.55 UPDATED April 21, 2010

Postby AlainBo » Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:37 pm

Arghh, bad luck I though it would be possible to bend its knee!
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Re: [Plugin] Shape Bender Beta v0.55 UPDATED April 21, 2010

Postby gilles » Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:04 pm

You should try Fredo scale blend tool for this.
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Re: [Plugin] Shape Bender Beta v0.55 UPDATED April 21, 2010

Postby jack_13 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:05 pm

how to install the shape bender plugin??


pls help..
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Re: [Plugin] Shape Bender Beta v0.55 UPDATED April 21, 2010

Postby TIG » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:31 pm

jack_13 wrote:how to install the shape bender plugin??
pls help..
Instructions are on the first page of this very thread [ viewtopic.php?p=147395#p147395 ], with the download link for the archived tool. Remember to get progressbar.rb too as explained in the link...
***After installation of all 'loose' files and also the other files in their subfolder [exactly as they are inside the zip!], into the Sketchup Plugins folder, you need to restart Sketchup to auto-load these things...
You will also probably need then to activate it as an Extension [under Preferences] and then activate its Toolbar [under View]...

Follow the tools usage instructions carefully...

***You might do best to get and install thomthom's 'Simple Plugins Installer' for v8M1 [Pro/Free PC/MAC] which auto-installs are types of downloaded toolsets from their files or archives... Look for it in The SCF Plugins Index... One this is installed it will make installing any future tools much less challenging...
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Re: [Plugin] Shape Bender Beta v0.55 UPDATED April 21, 2010

Postby JCFENNELL » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:28 pm

Shapebender is not working for me in sketchup 8 pro since downloading the latest update. I'm specifically trying to bend text into an arc shape, and it keeps putting the text off the end of the arc rather than on the arc itself. Help!

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Re: [Plugin] Shape Bender Beta v0.55 UPDATED April 21, 2010

Postby Dave R » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:50 pm

I found the same problem a few minutes ago. Strangely though, I found if I hit the down arrow, then the up arrow twice and finally the down arrow again (let it process in between) I got the correct results. I don't know if the order matters.
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Re: [Plugin] Shape Bender Beta v0.55 UPDATED April 21, 2010

Postby Tobobo » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:23 pm

Dave R wrote:I found the same problem a few minutes ago. Strangely though, I found if I hit the down arrow, then the up arrow twice and finally the down arrow again (let it process in between) I got the correct results. I don't know if the order matters.


Sometimes it does that just be patient with it and try a double up or down arrow.
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Re: [Plugin] Shape Bender Beta v0.55 UPDATED April 21, 2010

Postby Patternvisions » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:31 pm

One of the most impressive plugins I've ever seen! I've needed something like this for years!
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Re: [Plugin] Shape Bender Beta v0.55 UPDATED April 21, 2010

Postby pimpuppy » Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:05 am

Hello,

I came here like i always do ... when i have a problem.

And now it is with the "bending"

Please take a look at the attached image. i tried to bend a simple shape but the plug-in get's stuck as it is shown. Maybe someone that understands the ruby console text can help me to fix the problem.
I have to mention that i used very well the plugin in the past, but for some reason on the 2 computers that i am working on it gives the same error. On both i have the same plugins installed. maybe it is fighting with some other plugin ....

Sorry if this is already answered and i am asking again.

Thanks in advance,
Marius.
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Re: [Plugin] Shape Bender Beta v0.55 UPDATED April 21, 2010

Postby Chris Fullmer » Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:52 pm

Try uninstalling other plugins? There have been known conflicts in the past with other plugins who reassign things they should not be touching. Just move all other plugin files out of the plugins folder and leave the shapebender loader and the shapebender folder in there and try it again. See if it helps.

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Re: [Plugin] Shape Bender Beta v0.55 UPDATED April 21, 2010

Postby TIG » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:21 pm

As Chris says, something is preventing ShapeBender from correctly getting various values from the selected items.
Because it works for most users it suggests you have installed some plugin that messes with the base class/methods and thereby breaks legit tools.
Try disabling some of the other scripts [move them out of the Plugins folder temporarily] and add then half-at-a-time until something breaks... that way you can quickly zoom in to the 'culprit[s]'........
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Re: [Plugin] Shape Bender Beta v0.55 UPDATED April 21, 2010

Postby mlajessica » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:03 pm

Hi, just wondering if this plugin can be used on SketchUp Pro8(Mac version)? It seems like that SK pro 8 requires a plugin with an extension rbz instead of rb. Any ideas? Thanks a lot.
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Re: [Plugin] Shape Bender Beta v0.55 UPDATED April 21, 2010

Postby massimo » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:12 pm

It seems like that SK pro 8 requires a plugin with an extension rbz instead of rb

Where do you read that? rbz is just a compressed format. Unzip the folder you downloaded in the very first post and put the content in the plugins folder and it will work fine.
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Re: [Plugin] Shape Bender Beta v0.55 UPDATED April 21, 2010

Postby thomthom » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:33 pm

mlajessica wrote:Hi, just wondering if this plugin can be used on SketchUp Pro8(Mac version)? It seems like that SK pro 8 requires a plugin with an extension rbz instead of rb. Any ideas? Thanks a lot.

SketchUp plugins are distributed in various flavours, have a look here on a how to of the lot: http://www.thomthom.net/thoughts/2012/0 ... -sketchup/
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Re: [Plugin] Shape Bender Beta v0.55 UPDATED April 21, 2010

Postby mlajessica » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:39 pm

Thanks everyone. I think I installed it and I can see it under my plugin menu. However when I try to use the tool by following Chris' tutorial, it doesn't work. After I selected the component I created I try to click the curve line/straight line, but there is no line can be selected. Anyone has same issue? Or it just because I haven't install the plugin properly?
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Re: [Plugin] Shape Bender Beta v0.55 UPDATED April 21, 2010

Postby Dave R » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:45 pm

Upload the SKP in your post so we can see what you have set up.
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Re: [Plugin] Shape Bender Beta v0.55 UPDATED April 21, 2010

Postby TIG » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:23 pm

Also read some of the other posts....
Common reasons for failure:
Not installing everything properly.
Not downloading and installing the additional 'progressbar.rb' file.
Not preselecting an appropriate group/component-instance.
Having very tiny objects/dimensions etc.
Having the line drawn so it is not parallel to the x-axis [red].
Having that line touch other geometry.
Having the curved path touch other geometry.
The line and the curve must not connect to any other geometry OR even each other...
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