[Plugin] FredoScale - v3.0a - 14 Jan 17

[Plugin] FredoScale - v3.0a - 14 Jan 17

Postby fredo6 » Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:10 am

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Some tools in FredoScale may cause bugsplats with SU2017, Radial Bend in particular. FredoScale is however safe for SU2016 and earlier versions of Sketchup - v3.0a addresses some of these problems


With FredoScale you can orientate the selection box around a set of objects and interactively apply a number of geometric transformations, such as Scaling, Tapering, Stretching, Plane Shear, Twisting, Bending and Rotation. By extension, some transformation can be done without a selection box.
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FredoScale User Manual - English - v2.5 - 01 Sep 13.pdf

FredoScale User Manual - French - v2.5 - 01 Sep 13.pdf


  • SU Version: SU6 and above
  • Language: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, German (thanks to all kind translators)
  • Menus: by default, it is installed in Tools > Fredo6 Collection > FredoScale
  • Icon toolbar: by Default ‘FredoScale’. many icons are available, but you can configure which ones to display (menu Default Parameters…)
  • The plugin is free, for private and commercial usage. There is a donation menu however.


There are now multiple ways to install scripts
- SCF Plugin Store (SU8 and newer) - recommended method
- Unzip (all SU versions and for installations in an alternate Plugins directory)
- Extension Manager with RBZ files (SU8 and newer)

Whatever way you install, you must end up with the following footprint:
FredoScale footprint.png

Note that since LibFredo6 5.2, the folders does not include the explicit version and is simply named Fredo6_FredoScale. This is to comply with the naming requirements of EWH.

The standard SU Plugins root directories are:
Windows SU8: C:\Program Files\Google\Google SketchUp 8\Plugins
Windows SU13: C:\Program Files\SketchUp\SketchUp 2013/Plugins
Windows SU14: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\SketchUp\SketchUp 2014\SketchUp\Plugins

Mac SU8: Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/Google SketchUp 8/SketchUp/Plugins
Mac SU13: ~/Library/Application Support/SketchUp 2013/SketchUp/Plugins
Mac SU14: ~/Library/Application Support/SketchUp 2014/SketchUp/Plugins

CAUTION: NEVER rename or move files from their folders. If you are unsure of your unzip operation, do it in a neutral folder and check that you reconstruct the right footprint. Then transfer the folders and files to the SU Plugin Directory.

FredoScale can be installed in any directory, not just the Sketchup standard directory. Doing so will allow you to automatically share the same plugin version if you have several versions of Sketchup installed, and to avoid the security right restrictions for copying files to the system folders on Windows (like C:\program files). Just always make sure that the plugin folders and files are located in the same place as LibFredo6.rb.
See AdditionalPluginFolders for more information.

Deleting old files and folders: Once you have installed, it is a good idea to clean up your Plugins directory. Use the dialogbox in the menu Windows > LibFredo6 Settings...> Purge Obsolete Files.



If you run SU8, SU13, SU14, SU15, or SU16, the strongly recommended installation method is to Autoinstall with the SCF Plugin Store tool.

Otherwise, you can download the FredoScale rbz file from the Plugin Store page for FredoScale.

IMPORTANT: Requires to download LibFredo6 7.7 or higher if not already installed

Note for SU6 and SU7 users, download the rbz file from the plugin store page, and change its extension from .rbz to .zip
Then:
1) Open the zip archive
2) Select All (Ctrl A)
3) Extract into the Sketchup Plugin Directory
4) Answer YES to OVERWRITE all existing files if any
5) Make sure you get the correct footprint (one rb file and one folder)







Pour les utilisateurs francais voir aussi l’excellente video de Laurent Brixius
http://www.arch-image.com/wordpress/2010/04/06/plugin-sketchup-fredoscale/


  • Select one or several objects (faces, edges, groups or components)
  • Click on the icon of one tool, for instance Scaling
  • You can orientate the selection box:
    • Arrow Up will align on model axes
    • Arrow Left and Arrow Right will cycle through axes of components at highest level
    • Arrow Down will restore the initial alignment when selecting
  • Gently click and drag on the handles to perform the deformation. Toggle the CTRL key to perform the deformation from the center.
  • You can type relevant values in the VCB or via a dialog box (TAB key)
  • For Twist and Bend, F4 toggles a Slicer on and off
  • For Stretch, F4 toggles a Divider on and off
  • It is a good idea to check the contextual menu to see available options



FredoScale 3.0a - 14 Jan 17: Maintenance release correcting problems introduced in v2.9b
Here is the Start post for this release

FredoScale 2.9b - 02 Jan 17: Maintenance release (re-)fixing bugs in Radial Bend and Twist for SU2017
Here is the Start post for this release

FredoScale 2.9a - 24 Dec 16: Maintenance release fixing bugs in Radial Bend for SU2017
Here is the Start post for this release

FredoScale 2.8a - 13 Nov 15: Maintenance release
Here is the Start post for this release

FredoScale 2.7a - 19 Oct 14: required for support of non-ascii username in SU14.
Here is the Start post for this release

FredoScale 2.6b - 05 Feb 14: Fixes a bug on rounding improperly scale factors for Box target mode (signaled by JQL).

FredoScale 2.6a - 27 Nov 13: Release for future Sketchup compatibility

FredoScale 2.5b - 15 Sep 13: Small update fixing a problem preventing the language translation files to load. No functional changes
Here is the release start post.

FredoScale 2.5a - 30 Aug 13: Technical update with new naming conventions to comply with Sketchup EWH and LibFredo6 5.2. No functional changes
Here is the release start post.

FredoScale 2.4a - 22 Aug 13: Technical update with new naming conventions to comply with Sketchup EWH. No functional changes
Here is the release start post.

FredoScale 2.2a - 24 Jul 11: small update to manage the display of handles when some dimensions of the box appear small on the screen (based on a request by Cunningham). Also, the Dice option (activated by F4) is active by default. See release note for details.

FredoScale 2.1a - 12 Jan 11: Technical update along with LibFredo6, with two-phase loading. No functional change, but it is advised to upgrade for support.

FredoScale 2.0i - 08 Apr 10: Same as 2.0h, but includes the Chinese translation.

FredoScale 2.0h - 26 Nov 09: Stable version
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0a beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby TIG » Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:56 am

A tour de force... Thanks - truly awesome...
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0a beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby remus » Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:04 am

this is definitely a 'must have' plugin.

*goes off to play some more :D *
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0a beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby dacad » Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:06 am

Fredo6

First of all: Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! and again thank you...:)

I'm still trying to find my jaw that fall somewhere in the floor after seeing your video, but nevermind that... You added alot of new and usefull tools to this plugin but the one that really caugh my atention on the video where the stretching one that could turn some components into a simplified DC component. Simply great.

Your one of the reasons that makes me see how lazy and unfocus to modeling (and texturing, animating or new hardware for that matter...) the sketchup development team really is (and how we users content with so few from them). I sure hope you get hired or get some type of recognition from the SK Team, and a lot of donations from us.

I bow before you my friend.

P.S.: did i already said "thank you"?

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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0a beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby Teezer » Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:09 am

Wow! I'll be playing with this for the rest of the weekend. :bounce: Thanks!
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0a beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby Matt666 » Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:12 am

... I am speechless.. Incredible... :shock: :o :sketchstatic: :berserk: :ecstatic:
Thank you soooo much for these awesome new tools Fredo!!
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0a beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby Daniel S » Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:23 am

Thank you Fredo!!! :sketchstatic: :sketchstatic: :sketchstatic:
This plugin is amazing.
I love the Stretch tool!!

Thank you again,
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0a beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby Rodentpete » Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:24 am

:o :thumb: We need to have a "we're not worthy" smily on here!

Google - learn from the master!
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0a beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby simon le bon » Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:43 am

Fredo,

Are you coming from Mars? !
Does your head measures 2 meters diameter?
Your tools are simply fantastic!
Your generosity doesn't belong to this world..

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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0a beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby Matt666 » Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:47 am

Google - learn from the master!
+1000!!!
Does your head measures 2 meters diameter?
:roflmao:
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0a beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby numerobis » Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:00 am

THANK YOU Fredo!!!!!! :ecstatic:

what a fantastic development!

Rodentpete wrote:Google - learn from the master!

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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0a beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby jeff hammond » Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:24 am

hey fredo, i thought you said this wouldn't work with the new plugin :D
viewtopic.php?f=180&t=17151&start=30




one thing, f4 on a mac is used for the dashboard however, i'm able to invoke the slicer by opening the tab key dialog.



Just in case nobody else has noticed, there's an html file (freescale.donation.html) in the freescale_dir_20 folder.. you can make a donation via that link.




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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0a beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby chippwalters » Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:35 am

Truly a most remarkable plugin. And so sensible as well. Congratulations on not only brillant scripting, but wonderful imagination as well! :D
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0a beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby Chris Fullmer » Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:03 am

Excellent Fredo!, I'm going to rush home and check this one out,

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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0a beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby gaganraj » Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:09 am

the ruby masters make me realize how amazing a program sketchup can/should be. THis addition is awsome!
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0a beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby leixing » Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:57 am

i just say : thank you very very very very very much!
rise !
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0a beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby boofredlay » Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:54 am

Very cool, thank you!

I have a couple of questions.

1. I use F4 for reverse faces as a keyboard shortcut therefore it is not working with Freescale at the moment. How can I change your script to accept another keystroke, like F12 for example?
(I did notice on "Bend" however if I press Tab to adjust the parameters then it will activate the slicer).

2. I notice in the Youtube video you have 13 icons on the toolbar. Mine only shows 10 and one that I have you don't. I also don't see an option to add or delete any in the Default Parameters Dialog.

Thanks.
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0a beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby MALAISE » Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:05 am

Fredo,
(Rien de très nouveau ! encore un plugin inutile qui va encombrer la barre d'outils !)
:lol:
( :thumb: )*10^n avec n variant de 1 à k, k : nombre de téléchargements du plugin!

MALAISE :D
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0a beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby Gamore » Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:18 am

Thank you Fredo6
FreeScale 2.0a is quite great!
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0a beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby remus » Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:41 am

A very slight aside,

these are the only toolbars i think necessary to have open:
toolbars.JPG


As you notice they are pretty much all yours, i think it says a lot about the quality of your plugins :thumb:
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0a beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby fredo6 » Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:58 am

Boofredlay wrote:Very cool, thank you!

I have a couple of questions.

1. I use F4 for reverse faces as a keyboard shortcut therefore it is not working with Freescale at the moment. How can I change your script to accept another keystroke, like F12 for example?
(I did notice on "Bend" however if I press Tab to adjust the parameters then it will activate the slicer).

2. I notice in the Youtube video you have 13 icons on the toolbar. Mine only shows 10 and one that I have you don't. I also don't see an option to add or delete any in the Default Parameters Dialog.

Thanks.


You can change the key assignments and show more (or less) toolbar icons by modifying the settings in the FreeScale Default Parameters dialog box (the menu entry is under FreeScale, not under LibFredo6).
To activate the slicer and divider, you also have the contextual menus.

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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0a beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby Jean-Franco » Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:09 am

What a plugin !!!
Thank you Fredo, your great developments have really a special flavor.
Again, special thanks to all great Ruby scripters here.
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0a beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby pilou » Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:10 am

Et çà marche? :mrgreen:
:fro:

PS : If the Stretch makes 3 cushions that will be a "Dynamic Component" ;)
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0a beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby Stinkie » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:22 am

Thank you. This is most impressive.
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0a beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby BUDLA » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:44 am

Pilou wrote:Et çà marche? :mrgreen:
:fro:

PS : If the Stretch makes 3 cushions that will be a "Dynamic Component" ;)

Very ccool scripts! :thumb:
Little trick and "Dynamic component"-Ready!
Thanks Fredo :sketchstatic:

Little trick.zip


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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0a beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby pilou » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:51 am

Little trick and "Dynamic component"-Ready!

Yes, but Dynamic components "multiply" here you have always 4 boxes ;)
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0a beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby mehdiettouile » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:53 am

C'est du travail de grand maitre, j'ai presque honte de ne pouvoir dire que merci.
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0a beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby massimo » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:56 am

Thanks Fredo for this great plugin!
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0a beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby BUDLA » Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:03 am

Pilou wrote:
Little trick and "Dynamic component"-Ready!

Yes, but Dynamic components "multiply" here you have always 4 boxes ;)

Yep! Anyway its good for me!
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Re: [Plugin] FreeScale 2.0a beta (+Shear, Stretch, Bend, Twist)

Postby majid » Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:07 am

Thanx so much , very^1000 thank you Fredo :berserk: :berserk: :berserk: :thumb: , and for your generosity.... very appreciated. your plugins are a BEND in sketchup path..
yours truely , majid
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