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Re: [Plugin] BezierSpline v1.4 - 24 Aug 10 (upgrade)

Postby Dave R » Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:55 am

Jeff, if you have access to a large format printer, it would make sense to print full size patterns and use those. I've done that (with a normal printer) on numerous occasions and it works quite well. Don't dismiss plotting offsets though. You really don't need very many if you're going to spring a batten around them. Don't worry about the approximation of curves with straight line segments in SU. With BezierSpline you can set a larger number of segments. Whether you use a full size pattern of bend the batten, you can tell fairly easily if the curve is fair by sighting down it from one end.

We should probably take this to PMs or something and let Fredo have his thread back. ;)
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Re: [Plugin] BezierSpline v1.4 - 24 Aug 10 (upgrade)

Postby cmeed » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:40 pm

Stupid suggestion Here..... BUT -
could a projector work?
we used to blow up small images using a projector onto walls. then trace, paint etc. Its not the most accurate of methods but it is quick, your probably looking for precision. see, told you it was stupid.
Although, I like the image of you striding over the building site with school projector tucked under your arm!
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Re: [Plugin] BezierSpline v1.4 - 02 Sep 10 (upgrade SU8)

Postby webdeladelineacion » Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:28 pm

would be important to also be translated into Spanish

Please. Great tool!!!
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Re: [Plugin] BezierSpline v1.4 - 02 Sep 10 (upgrade SU8)

Postby mozzie » Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:45 am

Download link for 1.4 does not appear to be working? (for me, at least).
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Re: [Plugin] BezierSpline v1.4 - 02 Sep 10 (upgrade SU8)

Postby Dave R » Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:56 am

Mozzie, I just tried it and it downloaded for me just fine. What browser are you using?
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Re: [Plugin] BezierSpline v1.3 - 22 Dec 09 (better conversio

Postby pieterv » Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:25 pm

First of all: Thanks A LOT Fredo, for your very handy plugin. Thanks to your plugin I was able to make things like this: http://forums.sketchucation.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=29881 Without your plugin this would be very difficult to make.

I would like to continue on something that has been discussed earlier:

Fredo6 wrote:
plot-paris wrote:I've got one question though, that I wanted to ask you for quite some time now:
when I transform a polyline (or now just a series of linesegments ;) ) into a Polyline Arc Corners, sometimes the distribution of vertexes is a bit strange, showing some corner with very high polygon detail, leaving others almost unrounded... is there a way to influence that? like to tell the plugin to distribute the vertexes evenly per corner?
bz_round_corner-problem01.jpg

The number of vertices for the rounding is based on the Precision parameter given on a Full Circle basis. So for Precision = 24s, you'll get 24 points for 360°. Depending on the arc angle of the rounding, you'll get less or more points.
Is that the explanation or do you see another issue or bug?

Fredo


I think I experience the same thing (see attachement): There are more vertexes towards the end of the curve. The main problem with this for me is that I have to put in a lot of sides sometimes (like 60s) untill the big part with the least number of vertexes becomes smooth. Is there something you can do about this? Or is there just no other way?

Thanks in advance man!

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Re: [Plugin] BezierSpline v1.3 - 22 Dec 09 (better conversio

Postby jeff hammond » Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:38 pm

pieterv wrote:I think I experience the same thing (see attachement): There are more vertexes towards the end of the curve.


it's not that there are more vertices towards the ends, it's that there are more when the bend is a tighter curve..
here it's shown with the vertices closer together in the middle of the line.
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Re: [Plugin] BezierSpline v1.4 - 02 Sep 10 (upgrade SU8)

Postby seraphix » Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:40 pm

very nice plugin thanks.
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Re: [Plugin] BezierSpline v1.4 - 02 Sep 10 (upgrade SU8)

Postby thomthom » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:51 pm

"Classic Bezier" - what does that refer to?
I was under the impression that Cubic Bezier was the most common one - so what is the classic?
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Re: [Plugin] BezierSpline v1.4 - 02 Sep 10 (upgrade SU8)

Postby thomthom » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:53 pm

Oh wait - I'm getting confused... Is Cubic the Classic?
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Re: [Plugin] BezierSpline v1.4 - 02 Sep 10 (upgrade SU8)

Postby fredo6 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:43 pm

thomthom wrote:Oh wait - I'm getting confused... Is Cubic the Classic?

Classic Bezier is the true bezier curve, which does not pass thorugh the control points, except the first and the last ones. It is often referred to as simply "Bezier".

In contrast, Cubic Bezier is a spline passing through all control points. It is made of portions of Bezier curves for 3 consecutive points, with derivative continuity. There are other type of splines, but this one is quite fast to compute with direct formulas.

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Re: [Plugin] BezierSpline v1.4 - 02 Sep 10 (upgrade SU8)

Postby mitcorb » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:58 pm

Thank you, Fredo, for that clarification, and best that you did.
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Re: [Plugin] BezierSpline v1.4 - 02 Sep 10 (upgrade SU8)

Postby meganm » Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:04 am

Hi there,

I'm trying to download this plugin but am receiving a message saying I'm not authorised to download it...
I'm registered on this site. Are there other steps I need to take to be able to run BezierSpline?

Thanks,

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Re: [Plugin] BezierSpline v1.4 - 02 Sep 10 (upgrade SU8)

Postby Gaieus » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:02 am

Hi Megan,

There should not be any further steps and you shuld be able to access any attachments once you are logged in. Please, have a look at this topic however and see what the problem can be (essentially the issue is that the forum software logs people ooff once in a while):
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=19797
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Re: [Plugin] BezierSpline v1.4 - 02 Sep 10 (upgrade SU8)

Postby LannorMov » Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:02 am

Gracias Fredo.you are wonderful in the art of making plugin, great is thy heart to give. Muy agradecido.
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Re: [Plugin] BezierSpline v1.4 - 02 Sep 10 (upgrade SU8)

Postby Scott M » Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:46 pm

Need help loading this file.I saved it to desktop and exracted to su 8 plugins restarted su 8 but it is not there.I see that the file ext. is efw how do I get it to load as rb. I am new to plugins.
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Re: [Plugin] BezierSpline v1.4 - 02 Sep 10 (upgrade SU8)

Postby Gaieus » Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:01 pm

efw? I have never seen that. Maybe try to rename it to rb (or rbs)?
Also, Bezier Spline may need to be enabled under Window > Preferences > Extensions (and then you find a whole toolbar for it under View > Toolbars)
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Re: [Plugin] BezierSpline v1.4 - 02 Sep 10 (upgrade SU8)

Postby LannorMov » Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:34 pm

Scott M wrote:Need help loading this file.I saved it to desktop and exracted to su 8 plugins restarted su 8 but it is not there.I see that the file ext. is efw how do I get it to load as rb. I am new to plugins.

Scott M. you excuse my English is not so good. I use Sket8. What I did was to delete the first folder icons (without removing the internal folder containing the images), because it appeared to me the bar and showed me and the bar, but no picture and then I went back to get Images folder in the folder icons (which is the same, what happens is that it comes two in one) and do not know why but it appeared to me and icons. Not if you understand me, maybe you serve.
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Re: [Plugin] BezierSpline v1.4 - 02 Sep 10 (upgrade SU8)

Postby danbig » Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:47 am

I have a question:

First, let me add my thanks to the many who have already said it: this tool should ship with SketchUp, and it really provides some key functionality.

I'm curious about the details of how you control the curves of a bezier curve: this plugin seems to have a different mode of control than say, Illustrator or even LayOut. In each of the latter programs, curves can be controlled with the two-sided handle, as shown here:


My question really has two parts:

1. Is the functionality of the bezier curves in this plugin the same as the curves in Illustrator and LayOut?
2. Would it be possible to change the mode of curve control to the two-sided handles for this plugin?
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Re: [Plugin] BezierSpline v1.4 - 02 Sep 10 (upgrade SU8)

Postby thomthom » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:15 am

The Bezier curves you see in Illustrator and similar are series of Bezier curves connected together. While the splines in this plugin are all one segment.

It would be interesting to see a variant like you describe, would allow for better local control.
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Re: [Plugin] BezierSpline v1.4 - 02 Sep 10 (upgrade SU8)

Postby tfdesign » Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:34 pm

This is a brilliant plugin. Thanks Fredo6! When I've got some money again, I'll send you a donation :)
(In fact I'll send donations to all whose plugins I use, once the work gets flowing again! :oops: :D ).
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Re: [Plugin] BezierSpline v1.4 - 02 Sep 10 (upgrade SU8)

Postby Scott M » Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:17 pm

Gaieus wrote:efw? I have never seen that. Maybe try to rename it to rb (or rbs)?
Also, Bezier Spline may need to be enabled under Window > Preferences > Extensions (and then you find a whole toolbar for it under View > Toolbars)

If you go to the download link clik on save it will show the file type as a EFW file. When I save it too my desk top it is a EFW file. I then clck on send too zip folder.Then extract all into plugin folder. It showes up in this folder as a EFW file type.Am I doing something wrong.
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Re: [Plugin] BezierSpline v1.4 - 02 Sep 10 (upgrade SU8)

Postby thomthom » Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:29 pm

Scott M wrote:
Gaieus wrote:efw? I have never seen that. Maybe try to rename it to rb (or rbs)?
Also, Bezier Spline may need to be enabled under Window > Preferences > Extensions (and then you find a whole toolbar for it under View > Toolbars)

If you go to the download link clik on save it will show the file type as a EFW file. When I save it too my desk top it is a EFW file. I then clck on send too zip folder.Then extract all into plugin folder. It showes up in this folder as a EFW file type.Am I doing something wrong.

When you click the "BezierSpline 1.4 - 02 Sep 10.zip" link you get an .eft file?
That is odd. Are you using some download manager that might be interfering?
When I click I get the expected "BezierSpline 1.4 - 02 Sep 10.zip" file...
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Re: [Plugin] BezierSpline v1.4 - 02 Sep 10 (upgrade SU8)

Postby Scott M » Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:45 pm

thomthom wrote:
Scott M wrote:
Gaieus wrote:efw? I have never seen that. Maybe try to rename it to rb (or rbs)?
Also, Bezier Spline may need to be enabled under Window > Preferences > Extensions (and then you find a whole toolbar for it under View > Toolbars)

If you go to the download link clik on save it will show the file type as a EFW file. When I save it too my desk top it is a EFW file. I then clck on send too zip folder.Then extract all into plugin folder. It showes up in this folder as a EFW file type.Am I doing something wrong.

When you click the "BezierSpline 1.4 - 02 Sep 10.zip" link you get an .eft file?
That is odd. Are you using some download manager that might be interfering?
When I click I get the expected "BezierSpline 1.4 - 02 Sep 10.zip" file...
When I clik on the download link this is what I see.
File Download
Do you want to open or save
Name:BezierSpline 1[1].4-02 Sep 10.1.321C02.efw
type:unknown File Type,108MB
From: forums,sketchucation.com
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Re: [Plugin] BezierSpline v1.4 - 02 Sep 10 (upgrade SU8)

Postby thomthom » Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:49 pm

Scott M wrote:Name:BezierSpline 1[1].4-02 Sep 10.1.321C02.efw
type:unknown File Type,108MB

108MB! :shock: That is just wrong. You either got a download manager interfering, or a virus/malware. Something is not right there.
Can you try with a different browser? Or from a different machine?
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Re: [Plugin] BezierSpline v1.4 - 02 Sep 10 (upgrade SU8)

Postby thomthom » Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:52 pm

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Re: [Plugin] BezierSpline v1.4 - 02 Sep 10 (upgrade SU8)

Postby Scott M » Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:13 pm

Thanks went to the first link and fixed the problem it was my ca settings every thing worked this time thanks again
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Re: [Plugin] BezierSpline v1.4 - 07 Nov10 (upgrade SU8)

Postby fredo6 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:20 am

NEW RELEASE 07 Nov 2010

This release mainly fixes a performance issue with the contextual menu in models having a huge number of elements, whether you use BezierSpline or not (see discussion at http://forums.sketchucation.com/viewtopic.php?f=180&t=31788#p280335).

Download new release at main post

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Re: [Plugin] BezierSpline v1.4 - 07 Nov10 (upgrade SU8)

Postby utiler » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:35 am

Thank you Fredo, Thank you, thank you, thank you..... :sketchstatic:
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Re: [Plugin] BezierSpline v1.4 - 07 Nov10 (upgrade SU8)

Postby Oxer » Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:35 pm

Hi Fredo!
Thanks for the plugin, i have introduced the spanish language to the BezierSpline v1.4 - 07 Nov10.
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