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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.0a (Loft by Spline)

Postby fredo6 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:19 pm

charly2008 wrote:In some forms it comes to interesting but not unanticipated results.

Charly,

There are still missing features in Loft along Path, in particular about spiral specific treatments.
But if you can post your model, I can have a look and see if this can be handled.

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.0a (Loft by Spline)

Postby charly2008 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:48 pm

Hi Fredo,

attached you wil have a similar model because the first one i have deleted. I selected each segment separately. Thanks again for your plugin, thanks for your efforts.

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.0a (Loft by Spline)

Postby charly2008 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:09 pm

The same shape with small modifications
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.0a (Loft by Spline)

Postby lapx » Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:42 am

Thanks Tig! I'll try it out :bounce:
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.0a (Loft by Spline)

Postby Didier Bur » Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:23 pm

Hi Fredo,

I get a bugsplat EVERYTIME I try to "loft by spline", no matter the method used. Any possible conflict with other plugins ?

F: J'ai un bugsplat directement après avoir cliqué l'icône, quelle que soit la méthode de sélection que j'utilise pour les faces, contours, chemins, etc. Est-ce qu'il y a à ta connaissance un conflit possible avec un autre plugin (ceux de TIG par exemple, qui font un job similaire ?).
Je suis scotché, là...
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.0a (Loft by Spline)

Postby fredo6 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:38 pm

Didier Bur wrote:Hi Fredo,

I get a bugsplat EVERYTIME I try to "loft by spline", no matter the method used. Any possible conflict with other plugins ?

At what step do you get the bug splat: selection, preview, generation of geometry?
Is it with any model?

I don't think there are conflicts with other plugins, and anyway not TIG's ones, because I have them in active my environment.

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.0a (Loft by Spline)

Postby Didier Bur » Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:29 pm

@Fredo6: at any time, either in a blank new model, or in a model with geometry in it.
The bugsplat occurs as soon as I click on the icon, once I have selected contours or faces and the path (no problem with selection. :shock:

I'm considering to start with an empty Plugins folder (except curviloft of course :D ) to see what happens.
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.0a (Loft by Spline)

Postby urgen » Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:24 pm

...Oh, Fredo,thank you very much! :thumb:
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.0a (Loft by Spline)

Postby djorkaeff » Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:56 pm

Very good and promising plugin. Thank you for your effort and generosity!
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.0a (Loft by Spline)

Postby JClements » Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:22 am

Hi Fredo:

Is there anyway, once the surface group is created, that it could store the Curviloft parameters used? That way the user, if they had not completed all the surfacing, could verify and reuse those settings at a later time.

Perhaps there could be an eyedropper that could "suck up" the values of an existing surface-group and paste them into the Curviloft dialog?

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I have been doing a bit of testing using contours from CAD and comparing the results with the Sandbox tool. I was not able to reduce the total curviloft surfaces (triangles and quadrangles) between contour elevations compared to the triangulated surfaces sandbox creates BUT Curviloft places its surfaces where they SHOULD BE unlike Sandbox which places surfaces that "bridge" across vertices of the same elevation ...that is a big time saver.
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.0a (Loft by Spline)

Postby pep75 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:19 am

This is a brilliant Plug-In...Super. Fredo fantastic!!! This is just what SU needed, just that little extra spline modelling tool. And for free! Better then the Booltools where you'll have to pay for and works 25% of the time...

Fredo you're my hero!
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.0a (Loft by Spline)

Postby TIG » Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:20 am

pep75 wrote:This is a brilliant Plug-In... And for free! ...

Please remember that although many of the scripters, like Fredo, do publish their tools freely, there is often a PayPal 'Donation' available - so you can give Fredo a little something, if you think he's worth it [which he is!] - I'm sure he won't object... ;)
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.0a (Loft by Spline)

Postby autarchos » Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:52 pm

Hi Fredo -

I am having the same problem as Didier with bugsplats. I am able to make geometry selections, but the moment I attempt a loft by spline, SU crashes.

This occurs only on PC for me - the plugin works fine on Mac (both platforms have the latest version of SU)
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.0a (Loft by Spline)

Postby baz » Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:01 pm

had a good play with loft by spline today...
...no probs.
its looking abfab. thanks fredo.

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.0a (Loft by Spline)

Postby Didier Bur » Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:33 pm

Hi Fredo6,

I finally got it to start without a bugsplat. Select edges, spline, and here is the error message:

Error: #<NoMethodError: undefined method `-' for nil:NilClass>
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 7/Plugins/CURVILOFT_Dir_10/CurviloftSpline.rb:953:in `spline_matrix_match_point'
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 7/Plugins/CURVILOFT_Dir_10/CurviloftSpline.rb:930:in `spline_matrix_column'
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 7/Plugins/CURVILOFT_Dir_10/CurviloftSpline.rb:927:in `each'
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 7/Plugins/CURVILOFT_Dir_10/CurviloftSpline.rb:927:in `spline_matrix_column'
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 7/Plugins/CURVILOFT_Dir_10/CurviloftSpline.rb:646:in `spline_matrix_analyze'
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 7/Plugins/CURVILOFT_Dir_10/CurviloftSpline.rb:645:in `each'
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 7/Plugins/CURVILOFT_Dir_10/CurviloftSpline.rb:645:in `spline_matrix_analyze'
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 7/Plugins/CURVILOFT_Dir_10/CurviloftSpline.rb:234:in `spline_junction_construct'
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 7/Plugins/CURVILOFT_Dir_10/CurviloftAlgo.rb:1371:in `junction_construct'
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 7/Plugins/CURVILOFT_Dir_10/CurviloftAlgo.rb:415:in `link_construct_all'
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 7/Plugins/CURVILOFT_Dir_10/CurviloftAlgo.rb:415:in `each'
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 7/Plugins/CURVILOFT_Dir_10/CurviloftAlgo.rb:415:in `link_construct_all'
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 7/Plugins/CURVILOFT_Dir_10/CurviloftAlgo.rb:404:in `link_calculate_all'
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 7/Plugins/CURVILOFT_Dir_10/CurviloftAlgo.rb:377:in `prepare_all'
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 7/Plugins/CURVILOFT_Dir_10/CurviloftAlgo.rb:368:in `proceed'
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 7/Plugins/CURVILOFT_Dir_10/CurviloftTool.rb:590:in `transition_to_loft'
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 7/Plugins/CURVILOFT_Dir_10/CurviloftTool.rb:575:in `notify_edge_picked'
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 7/Plugins/LIBFREDO6_Dir_35/Lib6EdgePicker.rb:356:in `call'
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 7/Plugins/LIBFREDO6_Dir_35/Lib6EdgePicker.rb:356:in `notify_action'
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 7/Plugins/LIBFREDO6_Dir_35/Lib6EdgePicker.rb:1214:in `click_outside'


Hope this helps you to debug somewhat
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.0a (Loft by Spline)

Postby fredo6 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:43 pm

Didier Bur wrote:Hi Fredo6,

I finally got it to start without a bugsplat. Select edges, spline, and here is the error message:

I located the problem, but it must depend on the model somehow (most likely the orientation of curves).
I'll put a protection (or an error message) to avoid the bugsplat anyway and will republish.

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.0a (Loft by Spline)

Postby charly2008 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:17 pm

Hi Fredo,

your plugin is a miracle. Could be a must for historical models.

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.0a (Loft by Spline)

Postby Oxer » Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:49 pm

Hi Fredo6,

The plugin is fantastic, i'm modeling a XIV Century Church and it has a lot of organic details, your plugin will help me to finish it.
I know that the plugin is a beta phase but i find a conflict with other plugin 'set.rb' requested for svg.rb (to import svg files to sketchup), it's a minor problem for me but i say it for inform to other users if they find that the plugin does not work and they have installed this plugin. (I work on Mac)

Thanks for all your plugins!! :thumb:

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.0a (Loft by Spline)

Postby brookefox » Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:48 pm

Here's a modest working use of the tool, much as exampled: to create a square to round transition, in this case for building gutter work.

I hope folks will post more.
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.0a (Loft by Spline)

Postby fredo6 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:46 pm

Oxer wrote:Hi Fredo6,

The plugin is fantastic, i'm modeling a XIV Century Church and it has a lot of organic details, your plugin will help me to finish it.
I know that the plugin is a beta phase but i find a conflict with other plugin 'set.rb' requested for svg.rb (to import svg files to sketchup), it's a minor problem for me but i say it for inform to other users if they find that the plugin does not work and they have installed this plugin. (I work on Mac)

Thanks for all your plugins!! :thumb:

Bye!

Where can I find this plugin svg and set.rb? I'd like to see where the conflict comes from.

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.0a (Loft by Spline)

Postby JClements » Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:53 pm

Fredo:

Is there a possibility that coplanar surfaces would be created with Curviloft?
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.0a (Loft by Spline)

Postby fredo6 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:54 pm

JClements wrote:Fredo:

Is there a possibility that coplanar surfaces would be created with Curviloft?

Do you have an example?

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.0a (Loft by Spline)

Postby Joarek » Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:24 am

Simply amazing. Great work Fredo!
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.0a (Loft by Spline)

Postby arjunmax09 » Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:52 pm

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.0a (Loft by Spline)

Postby Jim » Sat Jun 19, 2010 4:00 pm

Fredo6 wrote:
Oxer wrote:Hi Fredo6,

The plugin is fantastic, i'm modeling a XIV Century Church and it has a lot of organic details, your plugin will help me to finish it.
I know that the plugin is a beta phase but i find a conflict with other plugin 'set.rb' requested for svg.rb (to import svg files to sketchup), it's a minor problem for me but i say it for inform to other users if they find that the plugin does not work and they have installed this plugin. (I work on Mac)

Thanks for all your plugins!! :thumb:

Bye!

Where can I find this plugin svg and set.rb? I'd like to see where the conflict comes from.

Fredo


Fredo, it probably came from this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=180&t=13475&p=99818#p99542

That was an old attempt at include rexml in the plugins folder, but rexml required a set.rb from the ruby language installation which is in direct conflict with the built-in Set class.
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.0a (Loft by Spline)

Postby thomthom » Sat Jun 19, 2010 4:07 pm

Yea, the Set class is one that does differ in SU from the native. Not exactly sure what the differences are - wish it was documented.
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.0a (Loft by Spline)

Postby fredo6 » Sat Jun 19, 2010 4:54 pm

thomthom wrote:Yea, the Set class is one that does differ in SU from the native. Not exactly sure what the differences are - wish it was documented.

And using Sketchup::Set instead generates a lot of warning messages.

Anyway, I found a way to do without the Set class.

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.0a (Loft by Spline)

Postby charly2008 » Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:18 pm

Hi to All,

three experiments with Curviloft and Perpendicular Square. Please show your ideas for what is possible with Curviloft. It's just fun to try out new ideas.

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.0a (Loft by Spline)

Postby d12dozr » Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:06 pm

Karl, that's very neat, thanks for sharing :bounce:
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.0a (Loft by Spline)

Postby alangood » Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:14 am

Hi Fredo,

Please excuse me with my newbie question.

I am trying to get your Curviloft plugin to work on my mac (OS X 10.6.3) in SU7. (Maybe it's working already, but I don't know how to access its functions.) I've only used SU about 100 hours over two years. But as I'm starting to design, manufacture and install concrete ping pong tables, SU is proving more and more useful!

I'm dying to create curved surfaces, so am grateful for what appears to be an ideal plugin.

I downloaded these plug ins: Driving Directions, Ruby Console, Curviloft, and others. I installed the .rb files on min Library/App Support/SU7. I restarted SU.

I saw that DD and RC added themselves to the top pull down menus. DD created a floating tool bar. But I couldn't find CL. I deleted all the plug ins from Library/App Support/SU7, and from Library/Internet PlugIns. I still see RC and DD in the pull down menus. I don't mind them there, but my goal is to start to use CL.

Do you have any suggestions? Next I'll try trashing SU and reinstalling it.

thanks,

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