[Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.8a - 31 Oct 18 (Loft & Skinning)

Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.8a - 31 Oct 18 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby fredo6 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:57 pm

Einstein wrote:I made a loft and added a forced pair for each vertex of profile. Now there are some unnecessary pairs (yellow ones) between vertices and I was thinking if it's possible to remove them before applying the loft.
In this case both profiles - upper and lower - are hexagons. So intuitively, pairs should be created between vertices only. Instead, Curviloft connected each vertex of lower profile to edge midpoint of upper profile, which created a lot of unnecessary edges. So I'm thinking if I could force the tool to always match vertex-to-vertex when profiles have the same number of verts.

I think there is an option to match vertex to vertex.

Anyway, the best would be to post your model so that I have a look.

Keep in mind that for a human brain, you see indeed two similar hexagons, but for the script, these are two curves to match in different planes.

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.8a - 31 Oct 18 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby Einstein » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:46 am

fredo6 wrote:
Einstein wrote:I made a loft and added a forced pair for each vertex of profile. Now there are some unnecessary pairs (yellow ones) between vertices and I was thinking if it's possible to remove them before applying the loft.
In this case both profiles - upper and lower - are hexagons. So intuitively, pairs should be created between vertices only. Instead, Curviloft connected each vertex of lower profile to edge midpoint of upper profile, which created a lot of unnecessary edges. So I'm thinking if I could force the tool to always match vertex-to-vertex when profiles have the same number of verts.

I think there is an option to match vertex to vertex.

Anyway, the best would be to post your model so that I have a look.

Keep in mind that for a human brain, you see indeed two similar hexagons, but for the script, these are two curves to match in different planes.

Fredo


I used default method "Match vertex to vertex (when possible)" but looks like the case was interpreted as "impossible" :P

Here's an example:
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.8a - 31 Oct 18 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby fredo6 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:11 pm

I understand. There is something wrong in the vertex matching, also in the Loft by Spline tool. I'll need to have a closer look.
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.8a - 31 Oct 18 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby reza1813 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:23 pm

Dear Fredo,
Hello, I kindly reach you to suggest some feature for the future update of Curviloft plugin.
1. I wonder to know why Curviloft doesn't create a surface when we have an Integrated curve. In fact, I always use the Soap Skin Bubble plugin in order to deal with this type of shape and unfortunately I have a problem to push surface properly. Would you mind any possibility to add this feature of Soap Skin Bubble plugin to the next version of Curviloft concerning to create the surface for all type of connected line and curve?
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2. Furthermore, this is the FormZ software. I wonder to know, Is there any possibility to change the type of surface and also how it is pushed and pulled in the Curviloft with some icon in order to increase or decrease it like FormZ software? (I know that there is some option in the spline method)
Curviloft-Formz.gif


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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.8a - 31 Oct 18 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby fredo6 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:14 pm

Well, there is space for several methods.

Curviloft does not use the same approach as Soap Skin & Bubble. When you have a continuous contour, you need to tell Curviloft where to break it in 3 or 4 pieces. You can use small segments for this, that is small standalone edges which you position along the contour.

For FormZ feature, this is also a different approach, based on Nurbs. The closest I see for this type of feature is Vertex Tools by Thomthom.
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.8a - 31 Oct 18 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby Moi_SU » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:59 pm

Hi there,

I got so excited when I can accross this plugin, but sadly Curviloft is not working at all at the moment.
I have recently downloaded it - so it's a first time application.

Successfully installed LibFredo6 Version 8.9a and Curviloft 1.8a in SketchUp 2018. I can also load the CL toolset, but sadly it is not doing anything when clicking on the icons and following instructions.

Am I missing something?
Your help would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.8a - 31 Oct 18 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby Dave R » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:47 pm

Moi_SU wrote:Am I missing something?


Most likely. Upload your model so we can see what you are working with.
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.8a - 31 Oct 18 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby fredo6 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:59 pm

Moi_SU wrote:Successfully installed LibFredo6 Version 8.9a and Curviloft 1.8a in SketchUp 2018. I can also load the CL toolset, but sadly it is not doing anything when clicking on the icons and following instructions.

Just in case, could you open the Ruby Console to see if there are errors displaying.

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.8a - 31 Oct 18 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby Mousa_SA » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:36 pm

Hello,

I have noticed a strange behavior when I use "Loft by Spline" With half circles, it is only works if I choose 3 arcs, is it a normal behavior?
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.8a - 31 Oct 18 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby fredo6 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:44 pm

Mousa_SA wrote:I have noticed a strange behavior when I use "Loft by Spline" With half circles, it is only works if I choose 3 arcs, is it a normal behavior?

There is a bug with this kind of coplanar configuration, for some types of junction.

In your case, just make sure that the junction type is the 'straight line', as shown below:

Bug arc coplanar.png


I'll fix the bug later on.

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.8a - 31 Oct 18 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby Mousa_SA » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:00 am

Thank you for the tips Fredo, it works fine now.
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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.8a - 31 Oct 18 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby Steve Jacobs » Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:34 am

Hi,

Steve Jacobs here in Jersey UK

I am struggling to get Curviloft to load, any ideas

System Macbook Pro 2018
Sketchup Pro for Mac 2019

Screenshot below shows Fredo6 LibFredo6 installed and enabled

I sign in to Sketchucation and file downloads.

Try to open downloaded file and system gives me the message loading but hangs there for hours until I turn off the machine.

Tried many times in different combinations

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

Regards


Steve J.

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Re: [Plugin Beta] Curviloft 1.8a - 31 Oct 18 (Loft & Skinnin

Postby Dave R » Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:41 pm

Steve Jacobs wrote:Screenshot below shows Fredo6 LibFredo6 installed and enabled


Your screenshot doesn't show. You can't just post a link to a file on your computer. Use the Upload Attachment tab below the message window area in your reply.

I sign in to Sketchucation and file downloads.

Steve Jacobs wrote:Try to open downloaded file and system gives me the message loading but hangs there for hours until I turn off the machine.


There's no need to open the downloaded file. In SketchUp, go to Window>Extension Manager and click on Install Extension (the red button at the lower left corner of the panel. Navigate to where the downloaded file was saved, select it and click Open.

A better thing to do is install the Sketchucation Tools extension, available under Resources, above, and use it to search for and install extensions from Sketchucation. It will install them without in one step so you don't have to download them and then install them via Extension Manager. It'll also remember the extensions you install with it so you can easily and quickly check for updates and install them. It'll also create a bundle of extensions that you can later use to automatically install the extensions either on a different computer or when you update to the next version of SKetchUp.
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