[Plugin] Lattice Maker

[Plugin] Lattice Maker

Postby TIG » Tue May 11, 2010 11:44 am

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latticeMaker.rb
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Description:
Takes a Selection of Faces and makes a Lattice, offset by a frame's given
width and depth, and pane inset, you can also assign limited Materials
to the frame/pane for ease of future selection/manipulation.
It is similar to EEbyRailsToLattice BUT works on selected Faces...
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Usage:
Make a 3D Mesh - perhaps using EEbyRails or other tools - remember that
Faces need not be triangulated if all Edges' Vertices are 'coplanar', so
using similar profiles/rails will allow 'quad faces'. You can also
manually draw over faces to sub-divide them as required.
Edit the Group and Select the Faces to be converted into a Lattice -
any Edges etc in the Selection are ignored so you don't need to be too
careful. Note that the Selected Faces and their Edges that are not
required by non-selected Faces will be deleted and replaced by the new
Lattice Group - if you want to keep them make a copy of the original mesh
to one side beforehand...
Note that a Lattice frame is made in the direction away from a Face's
'front', so if you want the frames and pane to be formed in the other
direction 'Reverse' the Selected Faces beforehand.

Run 'Lattice Maker', from the Plugins Menu.
You are then prompted to chose the 'Lattice Properties':
'Width' - default is 50mm/2" - this is the width centered on the
lines so it's effectively a 100mm/4" 'frame' overall where faces abut.
[if <=0 it defaults]
'Depth' - default is 50mm/2", this is measured 'in' from the face
[if==0 there is no 'depth', if <0 it defaults].
'Pane Inset' - the amount the pane is inset from the frame's top-face -
default is 25.mm/1" [if ==0 there is no 'inset', if <0 it defaults;
it can never be more than the depth, and reverts to that if it is].
'Pane Thickness' - the thickness of the pane measured inset from the
pane's top face - default is 5mm/0.25" [if ==0 the pane is 'one sided'
(facing 'out'), if <0 it is 'outset', this -ve 'outset' cannot be > the
pane_inset, the pane_thickness is limited to the frame_depth-pane_inset].
It is best to give the pane a thickness if it is to be seen from both
sides and the lattice might be exported to a 3rd party renderer.
'Lattice Material' - default is <Default> - additional choices are 'Red',
'Orange', 'Yellow', 'Green', 'Blue', 'Violet', 'Black', 'White' or 'Gray'.
'Pane Material' - default is <None>** - additional choices are <Default>,
"Glass"***, 'Red', 'Orange', 'Yellow', 'Green', 'Blue', 'Violet',
'Black', 'White', 'Gray'.
**Note: if Pane Material == <None> then the faces that would form them
become 'holes' in the final lattice.
***The 'Glass' material will be made if it doesn't exist - it is colored
'bluish-light-gray' with 30% opacity.

The Faces' edges are now offset to suit, then pushpulled to suit and the
materials applied.
Note that faces that are too small to have a 'pane' are made 'solid'.


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Re: {Plugin] Lattice Maker

Postby Slimdog » Tue May 11, 2010 12:18 pm

That looks like fun.

I will have to get around to it someday.

Thanks for sharing.

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Re: {Plugin] Lattice Maker

Postby mitcorb » Tue May 11, 2010 12:21 pm

Looks interesting. One to watch.
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Re: {Plugin] Lattice Maker

Postby rickgraham » Tue May 11, 2010 12:50 pm

You never cease to amaze me with your plugins. Thank-you! :ecstatic:

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Re: {Plugin] Lattice Maker

Postby pilou » Tue May 11, 2010 2:08 pm

Can be very usefull for Stained glass! :fro:
You have the rythm! :shock: :thumb:
A "simple" Windowizer ?
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Re: {Plugin] Lattice Maker

Postby eddy » Tue May 11, 2010 4:18 pm

cool plugin TIG
thanks, thanks,thanks. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: {Plugin] Lattice Maker

Postby thomthom » Tue May 11, 2010 6:31 pm

Very nice. :thumb:
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Re: [Plugin] Lattice Maker

Postby honoluludesktop » Tue May 11, 2010 6:37 pm

WOW, Fantastic.
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Re: [Plugin] Lattice Maker

Postby jchau2007 » Tue May 11, 2010 6:59 pm

TIG,
Another great plugin. As always, thank you. :thumb:
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Re: [Plugin] Lattice Maker

Postby xrok1 » Tue May 11, 2010 7:09 pm

:thumb: good one!
of course you realize we're going to have to see a bunch of furry lattices now! :puke:
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Re: [Plugin] Lattice Maker

Postby remus » Tue May 11, 2010 7:56 pm

...or latticed fur :D
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Re: [Plugin] Lattice Maker

Postby xrok1 » Tue May 11, 2010 10:53 pm

or furred, latticed fur! :shock:
:roflmao:
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Re: [Plugin] Lattice Maker

Postby pilou » Wed May 12, 2010 12:38 am

Maybe some fertilizer necessary! :lol:
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Re: [Plugin] Lattice Maker

Postby Panga » Wed May 12, 2010 7:07 am

Love that furred, latticed fur! :roflmao:
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Re: [Plugin] Lattice Maker

Postby dylan » Wed May 12, 2010 8:18 am

Thanks Tig.
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Re: [Plugin] Lattice Maker

Postby TIG » Wed May 12, 2010 10:08 am

Not sure this will catch on ?
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Re: [Plugin] Lattice Maker

Postby rv1974 » Wed May 12, 2010 1:36 pm

must have tool for architects. Thank you Tig!
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Re: [Plugin] Lattice Maker

Postby Jim » Wed May 12, 2010 5:16 pm

Thatched roofs are possible now?
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Re: [Plugin] Lattice Maker

Postby olishea » Wed May 12, 2010 5:27 pm

TIG: will it catch on? of course it will!

have you seen this building? your plugins+fur will surely facilitate this process.

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Re: [Plugin] Lattice Maker

Postby saturne45 » Wed May 12, 2010 10:39 pm

Great works mister TIG...
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Re: [Plugin] Lattice Maker

Postby david_h » Wed May 12, 2010 11:23 pm

okay . . .this is a keeper! Thanks again!
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Re: [Plugin] Lattice Maker

Postby MALAISE » Thu May 13, 2010 7:29 am

AN another incredible tool. Thx :ecstatic:
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Re: [Plugin] Lattice Maker

Postby seasdes » Thu May 13, 2010 8:23 am

Hello TIG
This is a very nice tool. Thank you.
The way it draws lattices at present is that the perimeter part are half the total width of the internal parts. Is there a way to make the external parts the same width as the internal parts (Ala Windowizer). Or, better still provide for user to specify different specific widths.
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Re: [Plugin] Lattice Maker

Postby TIG » Thu May 13, 2010 10:09 am

seasdes wrote:Hello TIG
This is a very nice tool. Thank you.
The way it draws lattices at present is that the perimeter part are half the total width of the internal parts. Is there a way to make the external parts the same width as the internal parts (A la Windowizer). Or, better still provide for user to specify different specific widths.
Seasdes

No. It's primarily intended to make full lattices, that would then have no perimeter 'edges'...
However, you can draw lines around the edges first offset by the frame width like this
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Re: [Plugin] Lattice Maker

Postby pilou » Thu May 13, 2010 11:08 am

You can also use my alternative if you want a more detailled window ;)
Multiple face Offset by Remus is a very usefull plug :enlight:
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Re: [Plugin] Lattice Maker

Postby harshal kshatriya » Thu May 13, 2010 12:57 pm

hey man.......
really cool plugin...!!!
I love it...
every architect must have it...!!
Thanks again.. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :)
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Re: [Plugin] Lattice Maker

Postby AcesHigh » Sat May 15, 2010 8:42 pm

LMAO at the furred latticed fur.

I wonder who will be the first to be a latticed furred latticed fur. :roflmao:
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Re: [Plugin] Lattice Maker

Postby SU Reviewer » Mon May 17, 2010 6:42 pm

Great Plugin! This is so helpful in creating skylights and greenhouses :mrgreen:

A couple of suggestions for future a version. Try to create a button and maybe some more color options for the lattice, even a way to select custom colors/materials. And when creating the pane if it would be possible to add an option for pane thickness.

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Re: [Plugin] Lattice Maker

Postby broomstick » Mon May 17, 2010 9:06 pm

is this an update of lattice-izer? or a new plugin?
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Re: [Plugin] Lattice Maker

Postby TIG » Mon May 17, 2010 11:02 pm

broomstick wrote:is this an update of latticeizer? or a new plugin?

'Lattice Maker' is an 'alternative' to my Latticeizer, based on my tools EEbyRailToLattice's methods - it does everything that that did, whilst outside of a group - its materials are now deliberately 'limited', BUT then they're easily swapped afterwards anyway... it will probably supersede it in time........ :geek:
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