[Plugin] SketchyFFD (Updated 20130203)

Re: [Plugin] SketchyFFD (Updated May 9 2008)

Postby CPhillips » Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:15 pm

I don't follow. If you want to bend the boxes like that why dont you do them separatly.
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyFFD (Updated May 9 2008)

Postby remus » Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:37 pm

The two bits that have been affeced arent important. What im trying to describe is the way FFD treats groups within groups.

If you look at the box, notice it is left behind in the first instance, but affected in the second. thats what im trying to suggest.
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyFFD (Updated May 9 2008)

Postby CPhillips » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:05 am

Ah. Dealing with subgroups gets a bit tricky, but I will see what I can do.
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyFFD (Updated May 9 2008)

Postby remus » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:54 pm

I look forward to seeing what you come up with :thumb:
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyFFD (Updated May 9 2008)

Postby plot-paris » Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:24 pm

a very interesting idea, remus.

but what happens, if the deformation is a bit more complicated?

imagine you want to alter the shape of the first object (on the left hand side of the image). the red plane is a group within the group of the green bowl.




if FFD behaves like in your sample, it would look like the second form - the bowl is deformed and the red plane has to decide, where to stick to the connecting geometry.

or should the group within the deformation object be deformated where it is necessary in order to keep contact to the connecting geometry at every common edge?
but would that make any difference to simply enabeling FFD to alter nested groups no matter how deep the tree structure goes?
it probably would, because the group's content would only be changed, when absolutely necessary.

I am confused now... :?
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyFFD (Updated May 9 2008)

Postby remus » Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:23 pm

I was thinking of it mainly in the context of using it to rig models, so i didnt really think about situations such as the one you mentioned.

Basically ive got no idea how it would behave in those sort of situations, i suppose thats up to chris' discretion, if the idea works at all.
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyFFD (Updated May 9 2008)

Postby RayOchoa » Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:51 am

plot-paris wrote:a very interesting idea, remus.

but what happens, if the deformation is a bit more complicated?

imagine you want to alter the shape of the first object (on the left hand side of the image). the red plane is a group within the group of the green bowl.




if FFD behaves like in your sample, it would look like the second form - the bowl is deformed and the red plane has to decide, where to stick to the connecting geometry.

or should the group within the deformation object be deformated where it is necessary in order to keep contact to the connecting geometry at every common edge?
but would that make any difference to simply enabeling FFD to alter nested groups no matter how deep the tree structure goes?
it probably would, because the group's content would only be changed, when absolutely necessary.

I am confused now... :?


If what ur saying is that the group should be deformed too but still remain a group den im with that :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyFFD (Updated May 9 2008)

Postby cyan.archnet » Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:20 am

simply awesome!, it's sure a big help!, thanks a lot!
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyFFD (Updated May 9 2008)

Postby svetik » Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:15 pm

CPhillips wrote:
svetik wrote:Thanks man-it is really inportant emproovement for SU. Google is too poor to do it =)
BUT! it does not work for my favorit 3D soft- AtLast Sketch Up 5 :cry: Why?


I think it should. But I dont have SU5. Can you open the ruby console try it and see if it prints any errors?



Thank you for reply! This is console message:
Error: #<NoMethodError: undefined method `add_observer' for #<Sketchup::ConstructionPoint:0x6cab320>>
C:\Program Files\@Last Software\SketchUp 5\Plugins/SketchyFFD.rb:377:in `createControlLattice'
C:\Program Files\@Last Software\SketchUp 5\Plugins/SketchyFFD.rb:369:in `each'
C:\Program Files\@Last Software\SketchUp 5\Plugins/SketchyFFD.rb:369:in `createControlLattice'
C:\Program Files\@Last Software\SketchUp 5\Plugins/SketchyFFD.rb:147:in `startFFD'
C:\Program Files\@Last Software\SketchUp 5\Plugins/SketchyFFD.rb:13
C:\Program Files\@Last Software\SketchUp 5\Plugins/SketchyFFD.rb:13:in `call'
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyFFD (Updated May 9 2008)

Postby Burkhard » Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:35 pm

To my knowledge WebDialogs and observers are not working with SU5
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyFFD (Updated May 9 2008)

Postby rshah » Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:22 pm

Hi..
I am trying this ruby but doesnt work. I create a simple circle and pull it to give it a height. i then select everything and create group. I then select group and right click and it lets me do 3x3 etc point cloud. When i go into points group and move some points and close group and then right click on geometry group then i dont see update FFD tool. Can someone please help?
I am using sketchup 6 pro

thansk in anticipation.
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyFFD (Updated May 9 2008)

Postby juju » Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:28 pm

The ruby works as advertised. I think you need to revisit your steps and have a careful look at how to use the ruby again. Make sure it has subdivided geometry to work with though.
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyFFD (Updated May 9 2008)

Postby tourniquetmaster » Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:40 am

My deformations are not auto updating themselves. Would anyone happen to know why?
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyFFD (Updated May 9 2008)

Postby remus » Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:22 am

It might just be taking a while to work out whats meant to be happeneing or SU might be taking a while to display the deformed geometry.
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just downloaded the FFD plug-in

Postby shnash » Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:22 pm

Hi,

I have downloaded your program sketchy FFD and have put it in the plugins folder. I see it in sketchup when i right click but when i apply it to a group i do not see the update ffd option. can u please tell me wot I'm doing wrong? thanks
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyFFD (Updated May 9 2008)

Postby remus » Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:19 pm

If youve got the latest version you shouldnt need the update option, it should do it automatically.
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyFFD (Updated May 9 2008)

Postby kwistenbiebel » Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:24 pm

remus wrote:If youve got the latest version you shouldnt need the update option, it should do it automatically.

Not always. as a matter of fact I would vote to get the 'update' button re-instated, just for the cases the auto-update doesn't work.
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyFFD (Updated May 9 2008)

Postby CPhillips » Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:30 am

Yeah, the update menu option was removed when I figured out how to auto update. Ill remove it from the post.

I can put it back. But I would rather fix the bug that keeps auto updating from working. Can you send me a model that the FFD doesn't auto update I might be able to figure it out.
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyFFD (Updated May 9 2008)

Postby andrew1184 » Sat Nov 08, 2008 8:41 pm

Wonderful plugin, thank you very much. If I do anything useful I'll try to upload it . . .
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyFFD (Updated May 9 2008)

Postby aby » Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:45 am

cheer man u are rockin
for base users like me ur genius
go on
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyFFD (Updated May 9 2008)

Postby REGIS » Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:24 pm

Hi CPhillips, it appears that your very great plugin doesn't work within google sketchup 7.
Any idea ?

Thanks in advance

cheers
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyFFD (Updated May 9 2008)

Postby CPhillips » Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:13 pm

I'll post an updated version tonight.

Chris
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyFFD (Updated May 9 2008)

Postby sepo » Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:00 pm

Nice one Chris. Will the updated version be any different than previous and will it work with SU6?
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyFFD (Updated May 9 2008)

Postby REGIS » Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:04 pm

Thanks a lot CPhilips, I really enjoy your plugin.

cheers
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyFFD (Updated May 9 2008)

Postby CPhillips » Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:51 am

I just tried it out under SU7 (free version) and it seems to work ok. How is it failing for you?

Chris
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyFFD (Updated May 9 2008)

Postby REGIS » Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:08 am

Hi the FFD menu doesn't appear in contextual menu.

cheers
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyFFD (Updated May 9 2008)

Postby CPhillips » Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:31 am

Are you sure you installed it in the right place. Should be in the plugins folder.

Can anyone else confirm it does or doesn't work with SU7?
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyFFD (Updated May 9 2008)

Postby johnsenior1973 » Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:33 am

FFD isn't appearing for me in SU7.

It's probably my fault for trying to copy the plugins straight from 6 to 7 though.
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyFFD (Updated May 9 2008)

Postby johnsenior1973 » Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:43 am

Downloaded it again and installed it. It's working for me now.
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyFFD (Updated May 9 2008)

Postby REGIS » Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:24 am

downloaded and installed in google sketchup 7 plugins folder.
Doesn't work

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