[Plugin] FredoGhost - v1.2b - 18 Jul 19

[Plugin] FredoGhost - v1.2b - 18 Jul 19

Postby fredo6 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:23 pm

The information on FredoGhost is maintained on the Plugin Home Page of FredoGhost. This is also where you can download the RBZ file.

Requirement: LibFredo6 v8.9b or above

Important: FredoGhost works with SketchUp 2017 and above

This version will expire on 22 October 19.

If you land on this page and are unfamiliar with how to install Sketchup Extensions such as LibFredo6 or how to register on Sketchucation, please watch this video or refer to the Plugin page of LibFredo6.

FredoGhost Toolbar.png

Credit: all toolbar icons and button images by JClements



FredoGhost is a Proxy framework for SketchUp. By ‘proxy framework’, I mean the capability to temporarily replace an object by another one, the proxy, and switch back and forth between the original version and the proxy version.

In FredoGhost:
  • A Proxy is called a Ghost, and the original object is called a Real.
  • FredoGhost operates on Components and Groups, called generically Objects.

FredoGhost can be used for 2 main purposes:

  1. Combine different rendering styles in the same view, for instance, some objects in X-Ray, while others staying natural (like in my old plugin XRaySelection). FredoGhost gives you control of the style and of the objects you want to modify.
  2. Make your model lighter to work with, since you can substitute proxies with lighter geometry (including just its bounding box) to replace complex objects. You have some methods to help in that, in particular the 'Proxy' method and the concept of frozen ghosts.

FredoGhost allows to select the objects you want to ghost and to convert them individually to their Ghost and Real versions. The ghost methods provided can be parameterized at will. It can also associate a particular ghosting state to a Scene, which can be useful both for individual rendering and a faster working environment.

Most features can be accessed from the FredGhost Studio dialog box, either in basic features or advanced features

FredoGhost - Studio - Basic features.png

FredoGhost - Studio - Advanced features.png


IMPORTANT: For a period, it is advised to make a safe copy of your model, as there might be bugslats or other issues. This will ensure that you keep the main objects of your model in their real form.



Overview of FredoGhost

FredoGhost - User Manual - English - v1.2 - 03 Jun 2019 - Overview.pdf


More details about the Ghost Methods

FredoGhost - User Manual - English - v1.2 - 03 Jun 2019 - Ghost Methods.pdf


Just drop the attached PDF file into the SU Plugins directory to have it accessible from within Sketchup.



0) A quick introduction to FredoGhost main features (no sound)


Tutorial 1: Basic operations in FredoGhost


Tutorial 2: Ghost Method Editor


Tutorial 3: Scene Capture


Tutorial 4: Layout Compatibility mode


Tutorial 5: Advanced Features - Working with Components


Tutorial 6: Advanced Features - Frozen Ghosts


Tutorial 7: Advanced Features - Sensitivity to Distance


Tutorial 8: Advanced Features - Ghost Configurations


Tutorial 9: Under the hood...
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Re: [Plugin] FredoGhost - v1.2a - 07 Jun 19

Postby rv1974 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:21 pm

Amazingly helpful improvements, 1000 thanks!
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Re: [Plugin] FredoGhost - v1.2a - 07 Jun 19

Postby juju » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:02 pm

looks useful, can't wait, thanks!
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Re: [Plugin] FredoGhost - v1.2a - 07 Jun 19

Postby kenancakir » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:27 am

Thank you, it will be a must have plugin for presentations..
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Re: [Plugin] FredoGhost - v1.2a - 07 Jun 19

Postby cotty » Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:37 pm

Great addition to the superb Fredo collection!
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Re: [Plugin] FredoGhost - v1.2a - 07 Jun 19

Postby Ahmed0007 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:42 am

Thank you Fredo6 <3
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Re: [Plugin] FredoGhost - v1.2b - 18 Jul 19

Postby fredo6 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:11 am

NEW RELEASE: FredoGhost v1.2b - 18 Jul 19

Requirement: LibFredo6 8.9

FredoGhost 1.2b extends validity.

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Home Page of FredoGhost for information and Download.

Main post of this FredoGhost thread.
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Re: [Plugin] FredoGhost - v1.2b - 18 Jul 19

Postby JQL » Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:50 am

Just came across this Fredo. Amazing stuff!

I'm on vacations so will be difficult for me to try it, but one question came to mind: what happens if I convert a component to a ghost and then purge the model. will the original component be purged?
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Re: [Plugin] FredoGhost - v1.2b - 18 Jul 19

Postby fredo6 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:07 am

JQL wrote:what happens if I convert a component to a ghost and then purge the model. will the original component be purged?

FredoGhost keeps a copy of the original definition, for Components and Groups, in a safe, hidden place, called the Capsule. So the component definitions will not be purged (and as a result, your components would still be visible in the Component browser).
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Re: [Plugin] FredoGhost - v1.2b - 18 Jul 19

Postby JQL » Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:24 am

That capsule is a great concept. You always have things covered! I will try this one, as well as portrait, in September, both hold much promise if used right.
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Re: [Plugin] FredoGhost - v1.2b - 18 Jul 19

Postby ttz4 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:09 pm

Hello Fredo. Is it possible to make "Bounding Box" witch is copying the structure of the original 3D model? I want to see the contours of the model with all the bends and not just the box at the highest points. I attached some metal structure as an example.
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Re: [Plugin] FredoGhost - v1.2b - 18 Jul 19

Postby fredo6 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:21 pm

ttz4 wrote:Hello Fredo. Is it possible to make "Bounding Box" witch is copying the structure of the original 3D model? I want to see the contours of the model with all the bends and not just the box at the highest points. I attached some metal structure as an example.

Does the method "Bounding box by sub-object" work for you?
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Re: [Plugin] FredoGhost - v1.2b - 18 Jul 19

Postby ttz4 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:42 pm

fredo6 wrote:
ttz4 wrote:Hello Fredo. Is it possible to make "Bounding Box" witch is copying the structure of the original 3D model? I want to see the contours of the model with all the bends and not just the box at the highest points. I attached some metal structure as an example.

Does the method "Bounding box by sub-object" work for you?



Not realy. "Bounding box by sub-object" makes objects like in picture №1. But I am wondering, if it possible to make proxy object like in picture №2?
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Re: [Plugin] FredoGhost - v1.2b - 18 Jul 19

Postby fredo6 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:55 pm

ttz4 wrote:But I am wondering, if it possible to make proxy object like in picture №2?

Not really, as this is an interpretation of the geometry, not a combination of bounding boxes. You would have to construct it yourself and make it a proxy.

Anyway, if you can post the model, it would help.

Fredo
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Re: [Plugin] FredoGhost - v1.2b - 18 Jul 19

Postby ttz4 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:59 am

fredo6 wrote:
ttz4 wrote:But I am wondering, if it possible to make proxy object like in picture №2?

Not really, as this is an interpretation of the geometry, not a combination of bounding boxes. You would have to construct it yourself and make it a proxy.

Anyway, if you can post the model, it would help.

Fredo



Here is the model. I exported it from .nwd–>.fbx–>.skp. I have a lot of steel frames that need to be proxied. Now I'm finding the way, how I can do it faster than to rebuild all the frames myself.
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