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Re: [Plugin] TopoShaper - v1.1a - 07 Nov 13 -Terrain & Conto

Postby miikka1978 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:05 am

In quite many cases I end up tracing all the contours from layout. Because of complexity and visibility I have to put all the individual contours into the layers based on their altitude (60m altitude => Layer:60).

Would it be possible to include option in TopoShaper to read/create contour altitude from layer information in future? Anyway, I am not sure how many people actually trace the contours when creating terrain in their modeling, so I don't know if this functionality would be beneficial for greater audience.
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Re: [Plugin] TopoShaper - v1.1a - 07 Nov 13 -Terrain & Conto

Postby edenux » Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:22 pm

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Re: [Plugin] TopoShaper - v1.1a - 07 Nov 13 -Terrain & Conto

Postby Gmansu8 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:43 pm

Folks:

I've installed Fredo6's fabulous TopoShaper. However, the menu bar that pops up (across the top of my computer screen) doesn't seem to "size" properly. The text is too large for the menu rectangles that should restrain them. I've tried changing font sizes for the operating system (Win7), but the issue (too large text) persists.

Anyone have a solution?

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Re: [Plugin] TopoShaper - v1.1a - 07 Nov 13 -Terrain & Conto

Postby Gmansu8 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:24 pm

Okay, I think I've resolved my problem. Win7 has a font multiplier (125%, 150%) above normal (100%). It seems only normal sizing (100%) functions properly with the TopoShaper operation menu.

If Fredo6 could find a way to make the TopoShaper operations menu size itself dynamically that would help those of us with suboptimal vision.

Hey, it's Christmas! I can ask, right?

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Re: [Plugin] TopoShaper - v1.1a - 07 Nov 13 -Terrain & Conto

Postby fredo6 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:17 pm

Gmansu8 wrote:If Fredo6 could find a way to make the TopoShaper operations menu size itself dynamically that would help those of us with suboptimal vision.

Hey, it's Christmas! I can ask, right?

You are right. It's Christmas and the impossible can be ordered, with probable delivery for the next one :)

Actually, the Ruby API completely lacks control about text display (size, color, fonts, ....) and this is something that would be welcome. For info, the hottest issue today is on Mac with Retina screens.

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Re: [Plugin] TopoShaper - v1.1a - 07 Nov 13 -Terrain & Conto

Postby pbacot » Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:23 am

Yes some rubies are unusable with a retina screen.

Actually SU is not that great on it either. It looks nice, but the lines are very thin and one sometimes cannot easily see what lines and faces are selected.
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Re: [Plugin] TopoShaper - v1.1a - 07 Nov 13 -Terrain & Conto

Postby bobpineo » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:55 am

Fredo,
first of all thank you again for your most excellent Plugin.
I have a question, how do you suggest modeling contours around a retaining wall?
I have been testing a variety of options, but can't quite get a clean surface that would approximate this detail.
There would be a lot of clean up to get the surface correct, and I was hoping you could comment on a work around...
Or dare I say it, and added function to the plugin..?
Not sure even how to explain it, (let alone figure out how to go about adding this function)...but could it be possible to designate areas that are to remain flat?
For example a surface at the top of a retaining wall.
Thank you in advance TIG, and I am dropping by your donation tab to give you a much appreciated thank you!
Best.
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Re: [Plugin] TopoShaper - v1.1a - 07 Nov 13 -Terrain & Conto

Postby ivreich » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:24 am

Hi Fredo

I'm having problems running your latest version of Topo Shaper. Everything works fine up until I hit "generate terrain" at the last step, then the model goes crazy and i end up with a bunch of unexpected geometry (guide lines, blank rectangle face)

No error warnings in the ruby console either...

I've attached the SU 2013 file, could you help me have a look?

Thanks!

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Re: [Plugin] TopoShaper - v1.1a - 07 Nov 13 -Terrain & Conto

Postby fredo6 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:56 am

ivreich wrote:Hi Fredo

I'm having problems running your latest version of Topo Shaper. Everything works fine up until I hit "generate terrain" at the last step, then the model goes crazy and i end up with a bunch of unexpected geometry (guide lines, blank rectangle face)

No error warnings in the ruby console either...

I've attached the SU 2013 file, could you help me have a look?

Thanks!

Joel

I tried, with SU13 (since your model is SU13) and get a correct result with a 50x and 100x grid. However, I noticed a small problem (which requires a model fix), most probably in a small triangle of the skirt.

Ivreich topo.png


Ivreich_Topo.skp


Could you send the bad-generation file.

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Re: [Plugin] TopoShaper - v1.1a - 07 Nov 13 -Terrain & Conto

Postby fredo6 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:59 am

bobpineo wrote:Fredo,
first of all thank you again for your most excellent Plugin.
I have a question, how do you suggest modeling contours around a retaining wall?

Unfortunately, cliff cannot be handled in the current version of Toposhaper, because it is based on a Grid concept where each point of the grid corresponds to one altitude.

Currently, you have to post-process the shape by cutting the wall manually.

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Re: [Plugin] TopoShaper - v1.1a - 07 Nov 13 -Terrain & Conto

Postby ivreich » Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:52 am

Hi Fredo

File with bad results attached...

Thanks again!

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Re: [Plugin] TopoShaper - v1.1a - 07 Nov 13 -Terrain & Conto

Postby bobpineo » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:35 pm

fredo6 wrote:
bobpineo wrote:Fredo,
first of all thank you again for your most excellent Plugin.
I have a question, how do you suggest modeling contours around a retaining wall?

Unfortunately, cliff cannot be handled in the current version of Toposhaper, because it is based on a Grid concept where each point of the grid corresponds to one altitude.

Currently, you have to post-process the shape by cutting the wall manually.

Fredo



Thank you Fredo, How hard is that to incorporate into the plugin, its is christmas pretty soon after all!
thanks Again.
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Re: [Plugin] TopoShaper - v1.1a - 07 Nov 13 -Terrain & Conto

Postby fredo6 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:01 am

bobpineo wrote:Thank you Fredo, How hard is that to incorporate into the plugin, its is christmas pretty soon after all!
thanks Again.
BP

Before Christmas, you may use the Sandbox stamp and then JointPushPull to extrude the sahpe surrounded by walls.

Handling cliff is rather complex, because I need first to introduce a feature where the mesh is adapted to follow exactly some contours and then change the mesh logic to handle several altitudes for the same grid node.

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Re: [Plugin] TopoShaper - v1.1a - 07 Nov 13 -Terrain & Conto

Postby jcorreiadefreitas » Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:42 pm

Hi,

Tried the plugin today and it does wonders... however i am wondering if it is possible to clip or "limit" the terrain generation to a line as i dont want it to generate in terrain beyond the lowest contour...

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Re: [Plugin] TopoShaper - v1.1a - 07 Nov 13 -Terrain & Conto

Postby fredo6 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:44 pm

jcorreiadefreitas wrote:Hi,

Tried the plugin today and it does wonders... however i am wondering if it is possible to clip or "limit" the terrain generation to a line as i dont want it to generate in terrain beyond the lowest contour...

1.jpg

If all contours are enclosed within a big one, then this big contour is taken as the limit.

So it should work in your case.

Otherwise, just send me the model so that I have a look.

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Re: [Plugin] TopoShaper - v1.1a - 07 Nov 13 -Terrain & Conto

Postby tspco » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:56 pm

Error in SU make, I installed toposhaper in SU make this morning, and got this error. I used the same terrain in SU8 no error using the same procedure. Just wanted to let someone know.
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Re: [Plugin] TopoShaper - v1.1a - 07 Nov 13 -Terrain & Conto

Postby fredo6 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:21 am

@tspco

I will publish a fix for this error.

However, I am interested in seeing your model, as it may be related to defects in the contours.

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Re: [Plugin] TopoShaper - v1.1a - 07 Nov 13 -Terrain & Conto

Postby tspco » Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:00 pm

I just tried again this morning and it worked, but somehow things were different, not sure what is going on. The model was simply a geolocation grab, from within SketchUp.
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Re: [Plugin] TopoShaper - v1.1a - su2013

Postby mariocha » Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:38 pm

As requested in the documentation, here is the error report I get when trying to edit a generated terrain.
On Mac (french) and PC (english) same error.
Une erreur s'est produite dans
L'opération a été annulée

undefined method `unshift' for nil:NilClass

TopoShaperTool.rb:: 1457 -- registry_info_new
TopoShaperTool.rb:: 1389 -- registry_info_get
TopoShaperAAMixin.rb:: 184 -- contour_global_boundaries
TopoShaperAAMixin.rb:: 176 -- contour_analysis
TopoShaperAlgo.rb:: 330 -- top_analysis_contour
TopoShaperAlgo.rb:: 228 -- top_processing
TopoShaperTool.rb:: 559 -- algo_processing
TopoShaperTool.rb:: 581 -- algo_load_from_attr
TopoShaperTool.rb:: 973 -- onLButtonUp


An error occured in CALCULATING TERRAINS
The operation is fully aborted

undefined method `unshift' for nil:NilClass

TopoShaperTool.rb: 1457 -- registry_info_new
TopoShaperTool.rb: 1389 -- registry_info_get
TopoShaperAAMixin.rb: 184 -- contour_global_boundaries
TopoShaperAAMixin.rb: 176 -- contour_analysis
TopoShaperAlgo.rb: 330 -- top_analysis_contour
TopoShaperAlgo.rb: 228 -- top_processing
TopoShaperTool.rb: 559 -- algo_processing
TopoShaperTool.rb: 581 -- algo_load_from_attr
TopoShaperTool.rb: 973 -- onLButtonUp


Contour file attached
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Re: [Plugin] TopoShaper - v1.1a - su2013

Postby fredo6 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:47 pm

mariocha wrote:As requested in the documentation, here is the error report I get when trying to edit a generated terrain.
On Mac (french) and PC (english) same error.
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undefined method `unshift' for nil:NilClass

TopoShaperTool.rb:: 1457 -- registry_info_new
TopoShaperTool.rb:: 1389 -- registry_info_get
TopoShaperAAMixin.rb:: 184 -- contour_global_boundaries
TopoShaperAAMixin.rb:: 176 -- contour_analysis
TopoShaperAlgo.rb:: 330 -- top_analysis_contour
TopoShaperAlgo.rb:: 228 -- top_processing
TopoShaperTool.rb:: 559 -- algo_processing
TopoShaperTool.rb:: 581 -- algo_load_from_attr
TopoShaperTool.rb:: 973 -- onLButtonUp


An error occured in CALCULATING TERRAINS
The operation is fully aborted

undefined method `unshift' for nil:NilClass

TopoShaperTool.rb: 1457 -- registry_info_new
TopoShaperTool.rb: 1389 -- registry_info_get
TopoShaperAAMixin.rb: 184 -- contour_global_boundaries
TopoShaperAAMixin.rb: 176 -- contour_analysis
TopoShaperAlgo.rb: 330 -- top_analysis_contour
TopoShaperAlgo.rb: 228 -- top_processing
TopoShaperTool.rb: 559 -- algo_processing
TopoShaperTool.rb: 581 -- algo_load_from_attr
TopoShaperTool.rb: 973 -- onLButtonUp


Contour file attached

I found the error. Will go into the next release.
If you wish to skip this error, select a contour anywhere in the model, then deselect it and select your Terrain Group.

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Re: [Plugin] TopoShaper - v1.1b - 02 Mar 14 -Terrain & Conto

Postby fredo6 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:47 pm

NEW RELEASE: TopoShaper v1.1b - 02 Mar 14

This minor release fixes a bug preventing to reload generated terrains, as signaled by Mariocha

I also published a few sample contours model so that you can exercise TopoShaper

See main post of this thread for Download of TopoShaper.

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Re: [Plugin] TopoShaper - v1.1b - 02 Mar 14 -Terrain & Conto

Postby fredo6 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:05 pm

SAMPLE CONTOURS MODELS

Earthmover Topo 1.skp

Krisidious Hanna Topo.skp

pbacot Contours 1.skp

pbacot Contours 2.skp

Solo Topo 1.skp

utiler Survey 01.skp
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Re: [Plugin] TopoShaper - v1.1b - 02 Mar 14 -Terrain & Conto

Postby guanjin » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:50 am

Chinese text dislocation selection panel,Does not affect use. Thank you :thumb:
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Re: [Plugin] TopoShaper - v1.1b - 02 Mar 14 -Terrain & Conto

Postby matt.gordon320 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:42 pm

Hi Guys,

I wanted to see if anyone might be able to help me figure out what's causing errors in this model. The odd thing is that it doesn't seem to throw out any actual errors, the model just gets to a certain point in the script and stops. No errors, but using any tool, trying to get out of the script or going to revert causes either Windows Runtime Errors or BugSplat.

Any thoughts would be appreciated. I'm helping out someone in the office who set up the model, so I have somewhat limited knowledge of her workflow, especially with a bit of a language barrier.

Thanks,

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Re: [Plugin] TopoShaper - v1.1b - 02 Mar 14 -Terrain & Conto

Postby tt_su » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:30 pm

matt.gordon320 wrote:causes either Windows Runtime Errors or BugSplat.

What OS and SketchUp version? Did you submit the BugSplats? Did you enter any information we can use to find it?
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Re: [Plugin] TopoShaper - v1.1b - 02 Mar 14 -Terrain & Conto

Postby matt.gordon320 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:19 pm

Windows 7 64-bit, running 13.0.4812. The first time the Runtime Error happened, the screen just flickered in a out and then it disappeared. A BugSplat or two timed out on hitting Send, but I'm going to fiddle with it more as I have a little while free now to try to get more info out of it. Appreciate the help gents.

EDIT: Just successfully submitted a BugSplat. Description here: "Attempting to use Fredo6's TopoShaper Plugin with a contour file, strange errors happen. The plugin gets halfway through calculating the 2d Map, then just sort of stops. No errors are generated, but activating other tools does nothing. Right clicking on the group generated by TopoShaper causes a stall, followed by BugSplat."
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Re: [Plugin] TopoShaper - v1.1b - 02 Mar 14 -Terrain & Conto

Postby fredo6 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:46 pm

Matt,

A few point:

1) The model is extremely heavy (24,000+ edges). It deserves some clean up.

2)In particular the second lonely contour from the right of the model is really messy with a lot of tiny edges and edge overlaps. This is the faulty contour

3) In Cleansing mode, make sure you reject the suspicious junctions (the long ones) which do not make sense. TopoShaper does not always propose good junctions!

4) With these cleanup steps, you can obtain a first shape of the terrain.

Matt Gordon - TopoShaper.png


Matt Gordon - Topo shaper test - fixed.skp
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Re: [Plugin] TopoShaper - v1.1b - 02 Mar 14 -Terrain & Conto

Postby tt_su » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:08 pm

hmm... that bugsplat report didn't tell us anything more than it happened deep into Ruby code. Somewhere in the context menu handler when it create new Command objects. Trail stops with little info there...
Are you able to reproduce this crash in SU2014? There's a lot of crash fixes from SU2013 to SU2014.
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Re: [Plugin] TopoShaper - v1.1b - 02 Mar 14 -Terrain & Conto

Postby matt.gordon320 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:21 pm

@Fredo: Thanks Fredo, I appreciate the time you took to investigate. I'll pass on the info of cleaning up the file, though I've come to find that usually falls on deaf ears around here. I'd think the benefits of working cleanly and efficiently would be self evident, but oh well! I don't have to work with it!

@tt_su: Thanks ThomThom, I'll try to reproduce the error in SU2014. We're working on getting the whole office upgraded, so once we get that, I'll let you know what I find. Just out of curiosity, where does the BugSplat info get stored on a Windows 7 System? I've tried to look just out of curiosity more than anything, but can't ever seem to find it (I also haven't looked that hard).
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Re: [Plugin] TopoShaper - v1.1b - 02 Mar 14 -Terrain & Conto

Postby tt_su » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:58 pm

You won't be able to get any sensible of the temp files it dump. I'm not sure if they remain for any longer than for the files to be submitted. To get real value out of them you really need to be using the BugSplat backend.
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