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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.4a - 19 Oct 14 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby JClements » Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:03 pm

Request: For lofting along a path, could its prompt read,
"1st Select Lofting Path, then Edges to be Lofted".
It would help new users or those who haven't used the plugin in a while.
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.4a - 19 Oct 14 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby fredo6 » Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:00 pm

Good idea. Thanks
Actully Curviloft needs some refresh to be more user-friendly.

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.5a - 13 Nov 15 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby spardacus » Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:17 pm

Is there any way to resize the control panel in the Sketchup Interface? Even when I lower my screen resolution the Control panel remains rather small - too small to read.

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.5a - 13 Nov 15 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby fredo6 » Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:00 pm

spardacus wrote:Is there any way to resize the control panel in the Sketchup Interface? Even when I lower my screen resolution the Control panel remains rather small - too small to read.

See attachment.

I don't see the attachment.

Unfortunately, there is no solution from the plugin. You may want to have a look at the following thread, where the problem is evoked with some solution.

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.4a - 19 Oct 14 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby fredo6 » Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:03 pm

JClements wrote:Request: For lofting along a path, could its prompt read,
"1st Select Lofting Path, then Edges to be Lofted".
It would help new users or those who haven't used the plugin in a while.

By the way, the latest version (published for SU2016) includes a status and tooltip to indicate the order of selection.

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.5a - 13 Nov 15 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby JClements » Thu Dec 17, 2015 4:04 pm

Thanks.
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.5a - 13 Nov 15 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby derei » Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:05 pm

Curviloft is creating strange looking geometry on Single F-Spline Curve Mode. Can't figure out why.
I would appreciate any idea why this is happening.
Thank you.

Please see attached image and skp file.

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.5a - 13 Nov 15 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby fredo6 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:01 pm

Derei,

There is a bug / limitation for close-loop contours with F-Spline. It certainly deserves a fix.

Might be the same for B-Spline with close-loop by the way.

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.5a - 13 Nov 15 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby derei » Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:20 pm

fredo6 wrote:Derei,

There is a bug / limitation for close-loop contours with F-Spline. It certainly deserves a fix.

Might be the same for B-Spline with close-loop by the way.

Fredo


After MANY tries I was able to fix it. I cut the loop in two, deleted the last segment (on the part whith the glitch), then I mirrored it to make it again closed loop. After doing the same to all tree loops, the skinning went well. Can't understand why. What was different in the newly made curve...

Because I tried before only to delete the two segments (on both side of symmetry plane) and redraw them... but that didn't fix the problem. Only completely deleting half and mirroring it after redrawing the segment helped.
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.5a - 13 Nov 15 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby fredo6 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:40 pm

Glad you found a workaround.

Actually, closing splines 'nicely' is not so easy, and FSpline is somehow special, home-made. So I need to adjust the method.

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.5a - 13 Nov 15 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby kaas » Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:47 pm

@derei: I never close loops but always work with two halves that I group after the both lofts are done. Works quite nicely.
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.5a - 13 Nov 15 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby Einstein » Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:11 pm

Thank you! If I could use only one plugin in SU, that would be Curviloft :D
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.5a - 13 Nov 15 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby AcesHigh » Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:15 pm

any idea what is causing this?

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.5a - 13 Nov 15 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby Dave R » Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:19 pm

Have you installed fresh versions of both Curviloft AND LibFredo6?
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.5a - 13 Nov 15 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby AcesHigh » Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:23 pm

Dave R wrote:Have you installed fresh versions of both Curviloft AND LibFredo6?


Yes. Although in my memory I had Curviloft already installed, I was not finding it anywhere. So maybe I did not installed it before on Sketchup 15.

So I installed from the Sketchucation Store Curviloft, it didn´t work (already showed that message). Then I installed the last LibFredo. No change.
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.5a - 13 Nov 15 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby Dave R » Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:45 pm

Perhaps you have some residual files from an older version. I would suggest going to the Plugins folder using the Sketchucation Plugin store tool. Delete any files and folders you find related to both Curviloft and LibFredo6. Make sure there's nothing left. Quit SketchUp. Then open it again and using the SCF Plugin Store tool, reinstall both.
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.5a - 13 Nov 15 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby TIG » Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:54 pm

You also need to restart SketchUp to effect the changes to Fredo's newly installed extensions and/or updated Lib...
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.5a - 13 Nov 15 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby Bisectrix » Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:17 pm

Hi,

I got this error message when re-starting SU after having Curviloft installed:

"You must install LibFredo6 version 6.9 or higher to run Fredo6_Curviloft"

LibFredo6 is installed correctly. Another Plugin, e.g. Bezier Spline is running without any such error message during starting SU.

Maybe anyone could help me how to fix it?

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.5a - 13 Nov 15 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby AcesHigh » Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:32 pm

can't find Curviloft at the plugins folder.

there are 4 files with "curvi" name there... all of them related to "curvishear". Is it the same thing?


edit: ok, the problem was that Sketchucation Store showed me one folder as my plugins install folder, while those two plugins were in another folder.



As you can see on my screenshot of the problem, there is a plugins folder at "C:/Users/AcesHigh/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/" and another at "C:/ProgramData/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/"


Error Loading File Fredo6_Curviloft.rb
Error: #<ArgumentError: wrong number of arguments (2 for 1)>
C:/Users/AcesHigh/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/Fredo6_!LibFredo6.rb:308:in `top_load'
C:/ProgramData/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/Fredo6_Curviloft.rb:29:in `<module:Fredo6>'
C:/ProgramData/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/Fredo6_Curviloft.rb:26:in `<top (required)>'


Analyzing better this, it seems Curviloft is looking for the Fredo6 Library at AppData, while in truth it´s located at ProgramData.
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.5a - 13 Nov 15 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby AcesHigh » Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:37 pm

well, ok, so I deleted LibFredo from the AppData folder, leaving the only version installed at ProgramData.

Now all Fredo6 plugins bugged. Except Curviloft, which now is working... :P

It seems I need to do the inverse: install all Fredo plugins, including Curviloft, at AppData.


EDIT

Ok, it turns out I can´t install at the default plugins folder. no permissions. Following all the instructions available here at the site did not help. I just can´t change the permissions for the folder. Options greyed-out. Tried to take ownership. No luck.

So I installed two versions of LibFredo6. One using the automatic Sketchucation Store installer at Program Data folder.

The other I installed MANUALLY at the main plugins folder, using RBZ extension, so previous Fredo plugins installed there would work.


Now everything is working again and I do not get the Error Message.

Solved? NO!!! :?

JUst can´t find Curviloft anywhere. No toolbar (nor toolbar available at "view/toolbars"). Did not find it either at Plugins or the Tools drop down window...



EDIT:

solved, installing Curviloft MANUALLY (RBZ) worked.
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.5a - 13 Nov 15 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby robertWan » Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:44 pm

What am I doing wrong?
At the beginning of the film is not formed skin.
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.5a - 13 Nov 15 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby pilou » Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:33 am

Just add a 4 th curve somewhere! ;)

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.5a - 13 Nov 15 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby jaaphu » Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:43 pm

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.5a - 13 Nov 15 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby surfmike » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:34 am

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I'm a big fan of Curviloft.

However I ran into an issue...

These contours seem impossible to skin. Maybe it's to many segments (will use it for 3d printing)...
The left one just seems to stop.
The right one (with a small added triangle) starts, but doesn't go all the way.
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.5a - 13 Nov 15 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby pilou » Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:37 pm

My advice :)
Your curves are not clean! (segments added to extremities, overwrited itselves etc...)
I redraw above with 4 FSPlines From Bezier Curves by Fredo
(6 general Points each if you want many patches)
= no Problem! :fro:
Just be carreful to the snap points! :ugeek:
Surfaces are made in half second with CurviLoft by Fredo! :enlight:

Free Visualizer as render (till SU 2016) :fro:

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.5a - 13 Nov 15 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby surfmike » Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:06 pm

I believe I was really careful with those mentined issues...
However with my file it takes a long time, goes to 90%, then it seems to stop.
With lightweight curves it works.
Did you use high resolution aswell (300s)?
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.5a - 13 Nov 15 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby pilou » Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:32 pm

Resolution has quasi nothing to do with curviloft!
it's only matrix of vertices and surface resulting! :)

Problem are more with no natural form curves!
Corners, interruptions, no fluidity etc...

If your time result of Curviloft is too long and not reasonable,
that is that your curves are false for any reasons!

Redraw above it! (Group the old with a little line beside for an easy selection)
As like you can redraw above the old curves without effort of selection at the end!

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.5a - 13 Nov 15 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby surfmike » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:55 pm

pilou wrote:Resolution has quasi nothing to do with curviloft!
it's only matrix of vertices and surface resulting! :)

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Pilou, thanks for your assistance and informative help.
In a hurry "resolution" was the word I found for expressing the amount of segments/verticies. :)

However - the amount of segments in a curve is limited to 300(s). While modelling for 3D printing, is there a possibility to override that limitaton?
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.5a - 13 Nov 15 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby surfmike » Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:57 pm

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Hi.
The model consists of two components.
I've done all curves with "Classic bezier curve", and all are "infinite curves" following the green/red/blue axis when placing control points.
Still I got some kind of "V shape" in the front curved panel, see picture and file (concerning file size I had to remove the mesh).

How can I avoid this? I tried to elaborate by changing settings but with no luck.
The person solving this will be a Nobel prize prospect... ;)

Thx!
//Mikael

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.5a - 13 Nov 15 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby pilou » Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:07 am

If you want make 3D Print maybe export in OBJ or STL and use MeshMixer! (it's free)
You will obtain objects more smoothed!
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