[RELEASE] Skatter v1.3.0

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[RELEASE] Skatter v1.3.0

Postby jiminy-billy-bob » Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:32 pm

1.3.0

In the new version 1.3.0 of Skatter, you can now create complex green walls, or anything else scattered on vertical surfaces.
Here is a complete tutorial one how to do it : http://skatter.helpscoutdocs.com/articl ... green-wall



The high quality plant models used in this example are from Lotfi Bernoussi.
You can download them here : https://gumroad.com/l/tOyB



Changelog:
  • Added custom projection axis
  • Added "Swap object's Z and Y axis" when Pointing Direction is 100% to Normal
  • Fixed an important crash/freeze when opening SketchUp when Skatter doesn't find surface group/component
  • Fixed object orientation when using Pointing Direction
  • Fixed grass color and saturation
  • Fixed trees and bushes Vray ID mixup
  • Fixed Size/Distance boundary check when the surface is a solid (no boundaries)

Download : http://download.getskatter.com/


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Re: [RELEASE] Skatter v1.3.0

Postby Rich O Brien » Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:39 pm

Great update :thumb:

Putting in a feature request for Children...

https://www.blender.org/manual/physics/ ... ldren.html

...no rush. Monday? ;)
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Re: [RELEASE] Skatter v1.3.0

Postby boofredlay » Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:41 pm

Cheers for the update :!:
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Re: [RELEASE] Skatter v1.3.0

Postby andybot » Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:00 pm

wow, that looks really great! :thumb:
Thanks for linking the plant library, looks like a worthwhile purchase.
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Re: [RELEASE] Skatter v1.3.0

Postby baz » Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:39 am

Looks great. But I am getting an error msg...' Please restart Sketchup to complete the Skatter update'.

Which of course I have done several times...

... If I click ok, scatter seems to open normally, but following your 'Wall' tutorial, unable to 'Pick axis'. I get msg 'You have already picked this surface' and blue axis arrow is pointing down.
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Re: [RELEASE] Skatter v1.3.0

Postby Pixero » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:54 am

Great update...and image. :thumb:
I'm wondering how that would look from another perspective though?
Maybe closer to the wall and with a more dramatic perspective?
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Re: [RELEASE] Skatter v1.3.0

Postby baz » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:13 pm

Pixero wrote:Great update...and image. :thumb:
I'm wondering how that would look from another perspective though?
Maybe closer to the wall and with a more dramatic perspective?


yeah, that would be good if i could get it to work...
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Re: [RELEASE] Skatter v1.3.0

Postby jiminy-billy-bob » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:20 pm

baz wrote:Looks great. But I am getting an error msg...' Please restart Sketchup to complete the Skatter update'.
Which of course I have done several times....

Try installing as admin.
Right-click the installer, then "Run as Administrator".
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Re: [RELEASE] Skatter v1.3.0

Postby jiminy-billy-bob » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:21 pm

Pixero wrote:Great update...and image. :thumb:
I'm wondering how that would look from another perspective though?
Maybe closer to the wall and with a more dramatic perspective?

You can try it yourself, I gave the scene to Lotfi so it is included in his collection.
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Re: [RELEASE] Skatter v1.3.0

Postby baz » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:35 pm

jiminy-billy-bob wrote:
baz wrote:Looks great. But I am getting an error msg...' Please restart Sketchup to complete the Skatter update'.
Which of course I have done several times....

Try installing as admin.
Right-click the installer, then "Run as Administrator".


I did read the install instructions, so I did 'run as admin'
So should I uninstall (somehow) and try again?
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Re: [RELEASE] Skatter v1.3.0

Postby jiminy-billy-bob » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:38 pm

Yes, I'd try a full uninstall an reinstall.

I guess it's already the case, but just to be sure : SketchUp is not running when you install, right?
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Re: [RELEASE] Skatter v1.3.0

Postby baz » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:55 pm

jiminy-billy-bob wrote:Yes, I'd try a full uninstall an reinstall.

I guess it's already the case, but just to be sure : SketchUp is not running when you install, right?


yes, all programs except firefox closed during install.

Ok did a reinstall and 'pick axis' seems to be working, but now won't regenerate.

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Re: [RELEASE] Skatter v1.3.0

Postby jiminy-billy-bob » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:59 pm

baz wrote:but now won't regenerate.

What happens exactly? Anything in the ruby console?
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Re: [RELEASE] Skatter v1.3.0

Postby tomot » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:12 pm

How does Skatter work with Lumion rendering?

I do some free lance design work with a firm that uses Lumion.
I'm wondering if I should recommend they invest in Skatter.

cheers!
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Re: [RELEASE] Skatter v1.3.0

Postby jiminy-billy-bob » Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:39 am

Skatter and Lumion can't be tightly integrated, as Lumion doesn't run inside Sketchup, but some people use both together anyway : http://danieltal.com/skatter-extension-part-2/
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Re: [RELEASE] Skatter v1.3.0

Postby baz » Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:42 am

jiminy-billy-bob wrote:
baz wrote:but now won't regenerate.

What happens exactly? Anything in the ruby console?


I am able to set the Axis and although the regenerate button seems to accept the click, the model does not update.
And with 71 simple cubes, unticking 'render only' shows the proxies only.
A test render in Twilight shows only the group.


Edited. Deleted the Ruby code.



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Re: [RELEASE] Skatter v1.3.0

Postby jiminy-billy-bob » Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:45 am

Can you send me your file to support@getskatter.com ?
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