[Plugin] Selection Toys

Re: [Plugin] Selection Toys (2.0.0) — 03 November 2009

Postby chango70 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:12 pm

V2.0 is spanking! Tom this is an amazingly useful tool probably my favourite in terms of how it is implemented. A lot of thought have gone into the user interface. Thanks! I can't believe it is free.
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Re: [Plugin] Selection Toys (2.0.0) — 03 November 2009

Postby xrok1 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:57 am

If you resize the toolbar into a vertical size before you dock it then it should take on the same shape.


worked like a charm, thanks again.
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Re: [Plugin] Selection Toys (2.0.0) — 03 November 2009

Postby wolfy » Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:57 am

Wow TT. Very cool and very kind of you. Big Thanks for all your hard work! :berserk:
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Re: [Plugin] Selection Toys (2.0.0) — 03 November 2009

Postby xrok1 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:35 am

have you considered adding selection sets to your tool! :enlight:
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Re: [Plugin] Selection Toys (2.0.0) — 03 November 2009

Postby thomthom » Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:52 am

xrok1 wrote:have you considered adding selection sets to your tool! :enlight:

Maybe. Could you describe how you'd be using it? This probably can be implemented in various way - be nice to hear what people prefer.
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Re: [Plugin] Selection Toys (2.0.0) — 03 November 2009

Postby thomthom » Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:40 pm

JClements gave me an idea today:

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This will actually be a feature of Plugin Manager as it's automatically generated by the UI Manager. :D
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Re: [Plugin] Selection Toys (2.0.0) — 03 November 2009

Postby xrok1 » Sat Nov 07, 2009 1:24 am

i think a good example of the need for selection sets would be perimeter of a room, opening in a sphere, all end walls in a dormer... anything that is difficult to select because of tight spaces or geometry behind it... there's nothing worse than spending minutes making a selection then loosing it and needing to start over, or doing an operation on a complicated selection then needing to tweak it later. :D
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Re: [Plugin] Selection Toys (2.0.0) — 03 November 2009

Postby Chris Fullmer » Sat Nov 07, 2009 2:06 am

I could see it going a few ways, but one would be to have it set up like the undo stack. But it doesn't remember every different selection. Only ones you add to it. So you would have a shortcut key to add the current selection into the selection stack. And a shortcut key to work backwards through the selection stack.

Example.

Make an important selection
Hit F5 to add the current selection to the stack.
repeat as needed.
Hit F6 to work backwards through the selection stack
Hit F7 to move forwards through the selection stack.

That could be quite useful.

I also am thinking of other apps that make named lists, and you have to save and recall the selection through the list of named sets. But that seems difficult in SU to me I think. But maybe it would work. I supposed the list could be in a html dialog box and warn you if your selection set has changed wince it was created. And give the option to update the selection set, etc.

Just some thoughts.

Plus, I think TIG or Rick maybe has a selection memmory plugin already? I wonder how their's works. Maybe I should check it out.

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Re: [Plugin] Selection Toys (2.0.0) — 03 November 2009

Postby jeff hammond » Sat Nov 07, 2009 2:13 am

i use rickw's selectionmemory and it's sweet.. i use the free version but he also has a premium version which allows for different sets.

with the version i use, i can make selections and save them, add to them, and recall or clear..
perfect for me but if you'd like the ability to have multiple sets, get the premium.

i also vaguely remember trying one a few years ago which had a toolbar/icons.. i'm pretty sure jim wrote it?

[edit] yeah, jim foltz has one available too (free).. this one has the option to deselect from the memory set as well..
http://sketchuptips.blogspot.com/2008/0 ... emory.html
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Re: [Plugin] Selection Toys (2.0.0) — 03 November 2009

Postby jeff hammond » Sat Nov 07, 2009 2:18 am

and Thomas,
v2 is looking sweet.. i haven't used the plugin in the past as i was a little overwhelmed by all the choices at first (and i was in the process of learning some other things at the time).. i'm giving it a legit shot now and it's great.
thank you!
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Re: [Plugin] Selection Toys (2.0.0) — 03 November 2009

Postby thomthom » Sat Nov 07, 2009 2:20 am

Chris Fullmer wrote:I also am thinking of other apps that make named lists, and you have to save and recall the selection through the list of named sets. But that seems difficult in SU to me I think. But maybe it would work. I supposed the list could be in a html dialog box and warn you if your selection set has changed wince it was created. And give the option to update the selection set, etc.

I was thinking of adding selection tacks to the On Screen tool. As you modify/filter the selection you take snapshots. Autonamed, but you can set your own custom.
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Re: [Plugin] Selection Toys (2.0.0) — 03 November 2009

Postby thomthom » Sat Nov 07, 2009 2:23 am

Jeff Hammond wrote:and Thomas,
v2 is looking sweet.. i haven't used the plugin in the past as i was a little overwhelmed by all the choices at first (and i was in the process of learning some other things at the time).. i'm giving it a legit shot now and it's great.
thank you!

Yea, it's grown a bit since its first appearance nearly a year ago. I find it difficult myself to make an organized overview in the main post.

Hopefully the little cheat sheet can help.

btw, the two functions I use the most is Select Only->Edges and Select Only->Faces. I've assigned them to Ctrl+1 and Ctrl+2 and it's probably the functions I use the most when I use SU.
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Re: [Plugin] Selection Toys (2.0.0) — 03 November 2009

Postby JClements » Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:38 pm

Thomas, shouldn't the Select Edge Loops icon in the Toolbar be a "Toggle button"...or add a "red" version of the icon to turn it off.

Currently, you can turn it on by clicking it but clicking it again wont turn it off. User has to manually select SU's Select Tool.

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Re: [Plugin] Selection Toys (2.0.0) — 03 November 2009

Postby thomthom » Sat Nov 07, 2009 6:11 pm

It's SU that automatically toggle the button down. Mechanism of assigning a Tool to a toolbar button.

I don't really feel I want to add another toolbar button just to deactivate it. Personally I use hotkeys a lot and I always tap the Space bar to activate Select. One hand on the keyboard and one hand on the mouse. Rarely moving up to click toolbar buttons or menus. But I've observed at work that many work by point and click for nearly all their operations.

Maybe an on screen button. Or make it so that if you click empty space it deactivates the tool.
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Re: [Plugin] Selection Toys (2.0.0) — 03 November 2009

Postby xrok1 » Sat Nov 07, 2009 8:58 pm

thomthom wrote:
Chris Fullmer wrote:I also am thinking of other apps that make named lists, and you have to save and recall the selection through the list of named sets. But that seems difficult in SU to me I think. But maybe it would work. I supposed the list could be in a html dialog box and warn you if your selection set has changed wince it was created. And give the option to update the selection set, etc.

I was thinking of adding selection tacks to the On Screen tool. As you modify/filter the selection you take snapshots. Autonamed, but you can set your own custom.


YES!! please do. :sketchstatic:

one more thing if i may. :lol: you know how if you use the eraser button everything you pass over highlights and if you select another tool before you let the button up... a selection toy like that would be great, i know there is:
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but one that can select not just edges would be :enlight:
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Re: [Plugin] Selection Toys (2.0.0) — 03 November 2009

Postby ale one » Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:52 pm

Very good script thomthom.
Only i want to say what will be fantastic to add more functions to the loop selection tool,for the edges and faces. (i know it has been commented previously)
thank you very much for your script.
sorry for my bad inglish ;D
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Re: [Plugin] Selection Toys (2.0.0) — 03 November 2009

Postby rami_lpm » Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:15 pm

you'll be getting a lot of cookies for this one.
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Re: [Plugin] Selection Toys (2.0.0) — 03 November 2009

Postby CadFather » Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:20 pm

Hi Thom, a late Thanks for this..

is there a chance of having the context menu items available as toolbar choices?

i can help with the icons if you need

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Re: [Plugin] Selection Toys (2.0.0) — 03 November 2009

Postby thomthom » Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:35 pm

The items for Group Copies and Instances?
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Re: [Plugin] Selection Toys (2.0.0) — 03 November 2009

Postby CadFather » Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:49 pm

yes, comps and groups is a first choice. of course i shortcut them, which works fine, but there are lots of others:
especially in the select submenu.
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Re: [Plugin] Selection Toys (2.0.0) — 03 November 2009

Postby thomthom » Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:58 pm

I'll make note of that for the next version.
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Re: [Plugin] Selection Toys (2.0.0) — 03 November 2009

Postby CadFather » Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:07 pm

Thanks Thom, and if i can help with anything let me know.
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Re: [Plugin] Selection Toys (2.0.0) — 03 November 2009

Postby thomthom » Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:08 pm

Cheers. I'll let you know if I do. Currently I'm working on a new feature. Will do the toolbar once that's done along with some improvement to the tool's descriptions.
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Re: [Plugin] Selection Toys (2.0.0) — 03 November 2009

Postby e-anima » Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:01 pm

i do not know how to do the following. i have a cylinder and it is seperated in the middle by a loop of edges around. its like cut in the middle. how can i only select thes edges. its an edge ring. thank you
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Re: [Plugin] Selection Toys (2.0.0) — 03 November 2009

Postby free agent » Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:55 am

Hi Thom

im getting this error on opening sketchup

Error Loading File tt_selection_toys.rb
No such file to load -- TT_Plugin_Manager/tt_plugin_manager.rb
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Re: [Plugin] Selection Toys (2.0.0) — 03 November 2009

Postby thomthom » Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:33 am

Free Agent wrote:Hi Thom

im getting this error on opening sketchup

Error Loading File tt_selection_toys.rb
No such file to load -- TT_Plugin_Manager/tt_plugin_manager.rb

Did you download the required Plugin Manager package as well?
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Re: [Plugin] Selection Toys (2.0.0) — 03 November 2009

Postby free agent » Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:17 pm

so ur saying read the instruction before posting random complaints?.... :roll:
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Re: [Plugin] Selection Toys (2.0.0) — 03 November 2009

Postby thomthom » Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:52 pm

Me? I'd never! :D
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Re: [Plugin] Selection Toys (2.0.0) — 03 November 2009

Postby thomthom » Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:53 pm

I know it's a bit annoying to install additional files - but there was so much work put into the UI Manager that I wanted to be able to reuse it.
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Re: [Plugin] Selection Toys (2.1.0) — 04 January 2010

Postby thomthom » Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:04 pm

  • Fixed bug in select_same_direction_faces, select_parallel_faces, select_perpendicular_faces, select_same_area.
  • Fixed bug in Select Only / Deselect Soft / Smooth Edges
  • Added Command Cheat Sheet.
  • Moved from Plugin_Manager to TT_Lib
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