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Re: [Plugin] FloorGenerator (Updated 7-Mar-2015)

Postby sdmitch » Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:21 pm

I have posted the FINAL version of FloorGenerator. Sorry but no more changes and/or additions. Some of the major changes are

  1. The Current Material option now uses the Material on the front or back of the face picked. If the picked face doesn't have a material applied then the current material is used as before.
  2. The Rand_Tex Material option can specify a folder or the model as the source of the materials to be applied randomly. A Material Picker window will list the names of all the Materials available in the selected source. This a multiple selection window allowing you to 'Select' one, all or any combination using the Shift and Ctrl keys. A new 'Source' button, which appears when the Rand_Tex option is selected, allows you to change the source of the random materials at any time.
  3. The Irregular Polygon option now uses MattC's VoronoiXY and delauney3 plugins to create them. A density value ranging from 0.1 to 1.0 determines how many random points/sqft are generated and thus the relative size of the polygons created. Don't expect this to work on small or highly irregular shapes with holes.
  4. A new option, 'Create Behind Face', moves the created pattern so that the 'top' of the pattern is on the original face picked. Use this option if the picked face represents the finished floor or wall.
  5. A new option, 'Create Individual Groups' makes each Brick, Tile, etc. a group inside the Pattern group.
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Re: [Plugin] FloorGenerator (Updated 7-Mar-2015)

Postby JQL » Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:30 pm

sdmitch wrote:
  1. A new option, 'Create Below Face', moves the created pattern down so that the top of the pattern is at the level of the original face picked. If you are curious as to why ask JQL.


Well I use Floor generator at the end of my projects, until then the face where it's being applied to is the face that represents the floor level. This option allows for maintaining that level. I hope this makes sense... :?

sdmitch wrote:I have posted the FINAL version of FloorGenerator. Sorry but no more changes and/or additions.


One more word just to thank you for this wonderful plugin... I understand it's popularity can cause you headaches, but it just seems FINAL is so definitive and it makes me feel a bit sad!
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Re: [Plugin] FloorGenerator (Final Update 27-Jun-2015)

Postby deaneau » Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:29 am

from me too

however i have seen that you have remove the feature, that all Bricks etc in own groups.
i would wish me you could insert an option to choose the feature on or off. i mean bricks in own group or not. this would be wonderful.

bricks (etc) in own groups is good for animation or sketchup physics.
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Re: [Plugin] FloorGenerator (Final Update 27-Jun-2015)

Postby TaylorConway » Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:40 am

:?: Everyone can heip me undertant about them.
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Re: [Plugin] FloorGenerator (Final Update 27-Jun-2015)

Postby pilou » Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:49 am

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Re: [Plugin] FloorGenerator (Final Update 27-Jun-2015)

Postby sdmitch » Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:23 pm

deaneau wrote:from me too

however i have seen that you have remove the feature, that all Bricks etc in own groups.
i would wish me you could insert an option to choose the feature on or off. i mean bricks in own group or not. this would be wonderful.

bricks (etc) in own groups is good for animation or sketchup physics.


That was a special version that I created just for you. It was never posted or given to anyone else. I will PM you a 'group' version when I have it.

Anyone else want individual groups?
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Re: [Plugin] FloorGenerator (Final Update 27-Jun-2015)

Postby pilou » Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:29 pm

Anyone else want individual groups?


Why not, after I will forget! :)
Maybe that will funny with Explode view!
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Re: [Plugin] FloorGenerator (Final Update 27-Jun-2015)

Postby deaneau » Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:39 pm

@ sdmitch :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

@pilou you tell what i think
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Re: [Plugin] FloorGenerator (Final Update 27-Jun-2015)

Postby JQL » Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:26 pm

Let's blow up some SP bricks!
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Re: [Plugin] FloorGenerator (Final Update 30-Jun-2015)

Postby Ben Ritter » Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:27 pm

sdmitch,

Awesome and a big thank you for sharing.
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Re: [Plugin] FloorGenerator (Final Update 27-Jun-2015)

Postby Pixero » Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:00 am

sdmitch wrote:Anyone else want individual groups?


It would be a great feature if one could chose to use components and it would create components from the different tile sizes and/or textures and use them to build the floor/wall.
I still want to be able to do it the way it is now too.
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Re: [Plugin] FloorGenerator (Final Update 30-Jun-2015)

Postby pilou » Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:24 am

Use SDmitch FloorGenerator
then FredoScale for have a lot of interesting perspective patches! :fro:

FredoScale.jpg


CloseUp!
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Re: [Plugin] FloorGenerator (Final Update 30-Jun-2015)

Postby deaneau » Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:45 pm

@ pilou you are a creative funny guy :-)
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Re: [Plugin] FloorGenerator (Final Update 30-Jun-2015)

Postby j_chris » Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:41 am

When I have loaded the plugin, I do not seem to have the most up to date version which I downloaded from the site, It does not have the settings shown on your jpegs?
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Re: [Plugin] FloorGenerator (Final Update 30-Jun-2015)

Postby sdmitch » Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:52 pm

J_chris wrote:When I have loaded the plugin, I do not seem to have the most up to date version which I downloaded from the site, It does not have the settings shown on your jpegs?


The settings/options displayed depend on the Pattern choice. This plugin was last updated on 30-Jun-2015
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Re: [Plugin] FloorGenerator (Final Update 30-Jun-2015)

Postby skavan » Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:22 am

what.a.great.plugin!
thank you.

I have a quick question for either the patient author or some of you other experts --
I want the grid origin to be at a specific point on the face (which is neither the center nor the corner).
I note in the ruby code, there is this line:
ctr=face.bounds.center;

which looks like the line where it picks the center of the face as the origin...any ideas on how to set this instead, to the point where I clicked on the face?

would make this plugin purffect..
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Re: [Plugin] FloorGenerator (Final Update 30-Jun-2015)

Postby sdmitch » Tue Oct 20, 2015 3:05 pm

skavan wrote:what.a.great.plugin!
thank you.

I have a quick question for either the patient author or some of you other experts --
I want the grid origin to be at a specific point on the face (which is neither the center nor the corner).
I note in the ruby code, there is this line:
ctr=face.bounds.center;

which looks like the line where it picks the center of the face as the origin...any ideas on how to set this instead, to the point where I clicked on the face?

would make this plugin purffect..


At the moment, the plugin has two options for the grid origin. Corner, which is the closest corner to the pick point identifying the face, and Center. The "center" point is used to define the initial location of the grid and the grid is then shifted if Corner is the selected origin.

It would seem to be relatively easy to add a third option of "Pick Pt.". I will take a look.
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Re: [Plugin] FloorGenerator (Final Update 30-Jun-2015)

Postby skavan » Tue Oct 20, 2015 3:53 pm

Oh gosh - thank you so much that would be awesome!

If it helps, I have attached a simple SU (2013 for max compatibility) file that shows the concept.
The polygon on the left is a simple version of a target shape with the desired tile centerpoint shown as the intersection of two guidelines.
The shape on the right is my current workaround -- which is to force the shape to be equidistant around this target point, and then to go back and trim the excess. This is not too much of a pain on this simple example, but becomes very time consuming when one of the side corridor arms, bends at say 45 degrees! Hopefully it makes more sense to look at than to explain in text!

Oh - as a tiny cosmetic point, if I choose a tight gap width of say 3/16" (vs. 1/4") it works fine, and is seemingly saved to defaults. When I next open the plugin, it shows as 1/4" not 3/16". I'm pretty sure its storing the right number, but the display is formatted to a single digit fraction. Would be great to expand the formatting to two digits.

Thanks again for a truely time saving plugin.

s.
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Re: [Plugin] FloorGenerator (Final Update 30-Jun-2015)

Postby skavan » Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:02 pm

and one more teeny thing for utter coolness is to support an alternating material...for a checkerboard style.
I can think of two ways of (easily??) doing this:
1. If different materials are applied to front and back of face and Current Texture is chosen, alternate material, starting with front then back -OR-
2. If a "special seed value" like -1 is chosen, alternate between the chosen materials in selection via the rand_tex option.

I hope you can tell that I just LOVE your plugin and am using it to figure out how to tile a 15,000 sq.ft house!

I promise to stop now!
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Re: [Plugin] FloorGenerator (Final Update 30-Jun-2015)

Postby sdmitch » Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:31 pm

skavan wrote:and one more teeny thing for utter coolness is to support an alternating material...for a checkerboard style.
I can think of two ways of (easily??) doing this:
1. If different materials are applied to front and back of face and Current Texture is chosen, alternate material, starting with front then back -OR-
2. If a "special seed value" like -1 is chosen, alternate between the chosen materials in selection via the rand_tex option.

I hope you can tell that I just LOVE your plugin and am using it to figure out how to tile a 15,000 sq.ft house!

I promise to stop now!


Sorry but the way this plugin creates the pattern, by intersecting a grid with the selected face, it is impossible to predict the order of the created faces.
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Re: [Plugin] FloorGenerator (Final Update 30-Jun-2015)

Postby Nibelungs » Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:26 am

It does not work with Sketchup 2015?

The plugin is installed, I see it in the toolbar ... but it does not open when I pressed. :(
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Re: [Plugin] FloorGenerator (Final Update 30-Jun-2015)

Postby TIG » Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:30 pm

@Sabastien

Please open the Ruby Console.
Now try to use the tool.
What happens?
Any error messages?
Are you selecting a face before running the tool?
More info please...
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Re: [Plugin] FloorGenerator (Final Update 30-Jun-2015)

Postby Nibelungs » Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:49 am

TIG wrote:@Sabastien

Please open the Ruby Console.
Now try to use the tool.
What happens?
Any error messages?
Are you selecting a face before running the tool?
More info please...


Hi, sorry for my late.

The error in the Ruby Console is " <SystemStackError: stack level too deep> C:/Users/*****/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2016/SketchUp/Plugins/SDM_FloorGenerator_WD.rb:95 "
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Re: [Plugin] FloorGenerator (Final Update 30-Jun-2015)

Postby sdmitch » Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:36 pm

Nibelungs wrote:Hi, sorry for my late.

The error in the Ruby Console is " <SystemStackError: stack level too deep> C:/Users/*****/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2016/SketchUp/Plugins/SDM_FloorGenerator_WD.rb:95 "


Are you using metric or inches? Do you use "." or "," as the decimal separator?


My guess is that the plugin is being caught in a perpetual loop of trying to read/write the current defaults.
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Re: [Plugin] FloorGenerator (Final Update 30-Jun-2015)

Postby autumnwind » Mon May 30, 2016 2:20 pm

Hi to everybody, I can't make it work on my project. It creates the grid but no bricks, or sometimes accidentally it creates just 3 or 4 bricks. the error seems to happen most when I use the offset (and I need it actually). I have no error in my geometry apparently, just it's not that regularly in its border so it implies many bricks to be cut.

any suggestion or possible error?

thanks in advance
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Re: [Plugin] FloorGenerator (Final Update 30-Jun-2015)

Postby sdmitch » Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:06 pm

autumnwind wrote:Hi to everybody, I can't make it work on my project. It creates the grid but no bricks, or sometimes accidentally it creates just 3 or 4 bricks. the error seems to happen most when I use the offset (and I need it actually). I have no error in my geometry apparently, just it's not that regularly in its border so it implies many bricks to be cut.

any suggestion or possible error?

thanks in advance


If you would care to post a model, version<=2014, containing the face and a list or screenshot of the parameters you are attempting to use, I will try to determine and fix the problem.
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Re: [Plugin] FloorGenerator (Final Update 30-Jun-2015)

Postby gnome_mo » Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:58 pm

Guys, I have a problem. I can't seem to make tiles 200*200mm size, always getting the same message:
"TILE DIMENSIONS MAY BE TOO SMALL. 2008 TILE NEEDED".
What am I doing wrong?
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Re: [Plugin] FloorGenerator (Final Update 30-Jun-2015)

Postby sdmitch » Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:11 pm

gnome_mo wrote:Guys, I have a problem. I can't seem to make tiles 200*200mm size, always getting the same message:
"TILE DIMENSIONS MAY BE TOO SMALL. 2008 TILE NEEDED".
What am I doing wrong?


You aren't doing anything wrong. It just letting you know that the size choosen will result in a large number of tiles. Click "Yes" in the messagebox to proceed.
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Re: [Plugin] FloorGenerator (Final Update 30-Jun-2015)

Postby deaneau » Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:07 pm

Here some inspirations for grids. the download is a PDF format. This can instantly imported in illustrator (AI) and than exported as dxf, eps, svg.

is only a tip not a request ;-)

greetings from berlin

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Link: https://incompetech.com/graphpaper/
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Re: [Plugin] FloorGenerator (Final Update 30-Jun-2015)

Postby gnome_mo » Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:03 pm

Mitch, I can't thank you enough.
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