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[Plugin] RoundCorner - v2.7a - 19 Oct 14

Postby fredo6 » Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:41 pm

IMPORTANT:
  • Please make sure that you have full Read / Write permissions in the folder where you install RoundCorner
  • You must upgrade to LibFredo6 6.3 or higher for using the plugin with SU14



RoundCorner performs the rounding of the edges and corners of 3D shapes along a 2D profile, in 3 modes: Round corners, Sharp corners and Bevel. RoundCorner also supports concave corners (always rendered as Round) and non-orthogonal edge faces. Corners can have 2, 3, or more edges.
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Quickcard RoundCorner - English - v2.5.pdf

Quickcard RoundCorner - French - v2.5.pdf


  • Language: English, French, Spanish, Chinese, German (thanks to all kind translators). Thanks to Christophe Plassais for the French user manual.
  • Menus: by default, it is installed in Tools > Fredo6 Collection > RoundCorner
  • Icon toolbar: by Default ‘RoundCorner’. 3 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.


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

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

IMPORTANT: Requires to download LibFredo6 6.3 or higher if not already installed

There are now multiple ways to install scripts
- SCF Plugin Store (SU8 and above) - this is the recommended method
- Unzip (all SU versions)
- Extension Manager with RBZ files (SU8 and above)

Whatever way you install, you must end up with the following footprint
RoundCorner 24 - Footprint.png


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.

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)

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


CONFLICTING PLUGINS: some plugins conflict with RoundCorner and some others of my scripts
  • VRay Beta 1.6 (a fix is being developed however)
  • Some versions of Podium
  • SunPosition
  • Matchbox





  • Select geometry (edges, faces) and click on one of the 3 icons. Edges are highlighted in Red and the offset borders in green. For convenience, you have several selection modes which can be activated via the buttons in the left part of the palette (or via Ctrl and Shift keys)
  • You can add / remove edges from the selection by clicking on a single edge, on a face (include all edges of the face) or double click (include all connected edges)
  • Adjust the Offset parameter by typing the new value in the VCB or clicking in the small field in the button palette. This will be reflected in the preview.
  • Adjust the number of segments for the rounding (default is 6). Click in the button palette or type a new value followed by ‘s’ in the VCB
  • You have other parameters which you modify. See documentation.
  • Click in the empty space or on the checkmark icon to generate the model
  • Note: you can save the parameters across Sketchup session by using the small icons with a disk and letter. See documentation
  • It is always a good idea to check the contextual menu to see available options
There is an excellent introduction to the tool written by Aidan Chopra: see http://sketchupdate.blogspot.com/2010/07/take-edge-off-roundcorners.html

CAUTION: Round Corner mode is very greedy in generation of faces and edges. For a standard cube (8 corners), with rounding made of 6 segments, you would generate a minimum of 8 x 36 + 12 x 6 = 360 new faces (possibly 680 when faces are not orthogonal and corners must be triangulated). In contrast, Sharp corner would only generate the rounding edges, with no corner, and create 12 x 6 = 60 new faces.

Note: there may be some limitations and issues for some complex geometric configurations.



RoundCorner 2.7a - 19 Oct 14: Important release for support of non-ascii username in SU14
Here is the Start of Release post

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

RoundCorner 2.5a - 30 Aug 13: Major release with new naming conventions. Otherwise, as v2.4, should fix the frequent problems related to insufficient permissions in the Plugins directory. Otherwise, no functional changes.
Start of Release post

RoundCorner 2.4c - 06 Jul 13: Major release with new naming conventions. Also, should fix the frequent problems related to insufficient permissions in the Plugins directory. Otherwise, no functional changes.
Start of Release post

RoundCorner 2.3a - 26 May 11: Fixes a problem of performance (slow navigation) which was reported by some Mac users.

RoundCorner 2.2c - 23 Feb 11: Fixes a small bug in 2.2b.

RoundCorner 2.2b - 23 Feb 11: Release without the traces that were in 2.2a.

RoundCorner 2.2a - 12 Jan 11: Technical release along with LibFredo6 3.6 and SU8. No functional changes, but it is advised to upgrade for support.

RoundCorner 2.1c - 11 Nov 09: Stable version
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Re: {Plugin] RoundCorner 2.0a - 9 Jul 09

Postby thomthom » Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:28 pm

:thumb: :berserk:
I can't wait to try out this new version.
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Re: {Plugin] RoundCorner 2.0a - 9 Jul 09

Postby dacad » Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:34 pm

Dear Fredo6:
this is getting to a point that it's getting hard to find new words to describe your work and what your doing for this comunity and sketchup itself...so i'll just have to say:

THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

sorry for my lack of originality :)

I'm feeling bad for not helping you with nothing since your plugins more than once have helped finishing my (personal or professional) projects, and you never ask nothing in return for this plugins, so if you need any help in any project of yours, (modeling, texturing , rendering etc), some tips, tricks, toturials, info on software or whatever or even just a good discussion, anything that i can help just tell me. i would gladly help you

Sketchup should raise a statue to people like you or at least mentione guys like you for keeping sketchup alive and at leas just suport high poly since the plugins are getting more and more sofisticated (sorry my english) and the only things "pulling them down" it's sketchup itself with their own limits

After all the plugins you released, and all for free (are you nuts?!?!) i don't know what more to do or say to show how gratefull i am. Again: thank you :thumb:

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Re: {Plugin] RoundCorner 2.0a - 9 Jul 09

Postby xrok1 » Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:40 pm

WOW!!
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Re: {Plugin] RoundCorner 2.0a - 9 Jul 09

Postby TIG » Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:46 pm

As always another tour de force...
The tools work very well... except the bevel/chamfer - which I suspect is the simplest of the three ? - which keeps bug-splatting me e.g. a 1m cube 100/150mm bevel to top or all edges... Sure it'll be a simple fix...
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Re: {Plugin] RoundCorner 2.0a - 9 Jul 09

Postby utiler » Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:50 pm

Legend Fredo..... you don't know how much time you have saved me.... :sketchstatic: :sketchstatic:
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Re: {Plugin] RoundCorner 2.0a - 9 Jul 09

Postby ely862me » Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:58 pm

:shock:
Another masterpiece!!Works like a charm!
Thank you very much!

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Re: {Plugin] RoundCorner 2.0a - 9 Jul 09

Postby Coronel » Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:12 am

If you came to Spain you are invited to take a "sangria", wine or whatever at the named "best natural beach" of the world: Cies Islands.

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Re: {Plugin] RoundCorner 2.0a - 9 Jul 09

Postby CadFather » Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:28 am

.....the Master!

..and that's how sketchup became open source

Thank You! :D
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Re: {Plugin] RoundCorner 2.0a - 9 Jul 09

Postby utiler » Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:31 am

Coronel wrote:If you came to Spain you are invited to take a "sangria", wine or whatever at the named "best natural beach" of the world: Cies Islands.

Thank you very much


That goes for Queensland, Australia..... your more than welcome here Fredo; I'll look after you like a King!!!
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Re: {Plugin] RoundCorner 2.0a - 9 Jul 09

Postby EarthMover » Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:57 am

Looks stellar. Should help add a new level of realism to Sketchup Rendering. Nothing like a nice round corner to catch those specular highlights! :thumb:

Thank you kind sir!!
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Re: {Plugin] RoundCorner 2.0a - 9 Jul 09

Postby •BTM » Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:13 am

:sketchstatic: Amazing as usual!
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Re: {Plugin] RoundCorner 2.0a - 9 Jul 09

Postby su30 » Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:39 am

It's great!
Thank you Fredo!
I have to say your rich production and hardworking spirit affect me very much!
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Re: {Plugin] RoundCorner 2.0a - 9 Jul 09

Postby pilou » Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:24 am

Rondement mené! :fro:
Bravo! :enlight:

Works fine in the V6
Bug Splatt in the V7 :o
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Re: {Plugin] RoundCorner 2.0a - 9 Jul 09

Postby chango70 » Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:13 am

That is brilliant! Thanks :fecstatic: :sketchstatic:
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Re: {Plugin] RoundCorner 2.0a - 9 Jul 09

Postby free agent » Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:35 am

you are a genius FREDO sketchup would be a steaming pile of crap without you... amen
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Re: {Plugin] RoundCorner 2.0a - 9 Jul 09

Postby Stinkie » Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:53 am

Oooh ... Excellent ruby! Thanks!
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Re: {Plugin] RoundCorner 2.0a - 9 Jul 09

Postby fredo6 » Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:04 am

Pilou wrote:Bug Splatt in the V7 :o

Pilou,

Thanks. Could you be more explicit on the bug splat in v7. TIG has one too, but apparently only with Bevel.
Do you see the Progress bar and then get a bugsplat, or does it happen right away when you execute?

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Re: [Plugin] RoundCorner 2.0a - 9 Jul 09

Postby TIG » Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:33 am

Note: my bugsplats are with v7 and using bevel only, it does work perhaps 10% of tries, rest it splats immediately ! :?
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Re: [Plugin] RoundCorner 2.0a - 9 Jul 09

Postby pilou » Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:37 am

As soon as I press enter for apply! Splafffffffffffff :o
works one time and the second splafff :D
with the 3 tools!
so yet very instable (for me) ;)
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Re: [Plugin] RoundCorner 2.0a - 9 Jul 09

Postby fredo6 » Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:10 am

TIG, Pilou,

Does it happen with complex shapes, meaning those where the operation would take several seconds.

I never got any Splat in my environments, so it is difficult for me to reproduce. But it maybe related to the way I make the operation interruptible. I guess that because you probably have fast machines, something happens in the first milliseconds of the operation.

It may be specific to SU7, because precisely SU7 blocks the GUI while creating geometry.

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Re: [Plugin] RoundCorner 2.0a - 9 Jul 09

Postby massimo » Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:22 am

Thank you so much Fredo. I had a quick test in SU 6 and it works very well.
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Re: [Plugin] RoundCorner 2.0a - 9 Jul 09

Postby TIG » Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:47 am

Fredo6 wrote:TIG, Pilou,

Does it happen with complex shapes, meaning those where the operation would take several seconds.

I never got any Splat in my environments, so it is difficult for me to reproduce. But it maybe related to the way I make the operation interruptible. I guess that because you probably have fast machines, something happens in the first milliseconds of the operation.

It may be specific to SU7, because precisely SU7 blocks the GUI while creating geometry.

Thanks

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My splats occur with a very simple 1m cube with 100mm bevel, to top face or multi-edges. it usually splats, but when it works it's done almost instantaneously ! The other 2 types of rounding work fine - never splatted yet !!!
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Re: [Plugin] RoundCorner 2.0a - 9 Jul 09

Postby thomthom » Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:51 am

Could it be that it bugsplats as it tried to create faces too small?
TIG: If you make a 10m cube and use 1000mm bevel, does it work then?
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Re: [Plugin] RoundCorner 2.0a - 9 Jul 09

Postby TIG » Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:04 pm

thomthom wrote:Could it be that it bugsplats as it tried to create faces too small?
TIG: If you make a 10m cube and use 1000mm bevel, does it work then?

Good thinking - although you might think that a simple bevel, with no small faces, would not respond to this (unlike the rounding options that cause NO splats at the 1m/100m size)... BUT I scaled it up x10 [10m cube 1m bevel] AND the bevel works fine for almost all of the time - after many tests I did eot one non-repeatable splat...
Seems there's something in that idea ?
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Re: [Plugin] RoundCorner 2.0a - 9 Jul 09

Postby pilou » Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:21 pm

ah yes that was that! Scale was 1 /100 too little! :enlight:
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Re: [Plugin] RoundCorner 2.0a - 9 Jul 09

Postby fredo6 » Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:02 pm

Only relevant for bugsplats issues

I still don't understand what is the exact problem. I tried under SU7 with a cube of 10 meters dimensions and a 1 mm bevel, and it works without any splat (though you hardly see the bevel).

In any case, as the origin might be subtle, I have equipped the processing methods with a file trace (file FredoTraceRoundCorner.txt in the Sketchup Plugins directory). You just drop the attached file in the ROUNDCORNDER_Dir_20 folder.

If you are able to reproduce a bugsplat, could you please send me the text file.

Thanks

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[Edit 11 Jul 09] Attachment removed. Fix in release 2.0b
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Re: [Plugin] RoundCorner 2.0a - 9 Jul 09

Postby DIEGO-RODRIGUEZ » Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:10 pm

Fredo , thank you very much for this tools.
I tested in sketchup 7pro and Sketchup 6pro, and it works perfect.
Using Windows XP SP3 in Spanish.
If you need any proof of plugins, in particular, just tell me.

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Can upload a file with different geometries, to test your plugins?
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Re: [Plugin] RoundCorner 2.0a - 9 Jul 09

Postby free agent » Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:24 pm

all works fine here, i tried it on a 20mm box with a 1mm bevel and that works perfect. SU7
however with that special command bar that appears when i hover the mouse over any button there the cursor prompt say invalid ???
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Re: [Plugin] RoundCorner 2.0a - 9 Jul 09

Postby pilou » Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:14 pm

Yep with little measures that splatting soon as Enter!
Beginning to see the time scroll barr... then plaffffffffff! :D
Something like these measures for first tool!
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