[Plugin] FredoPortrait - v1.3a - 19 Aug 19

[Plugin] FredoPortrait - v1.3a - 19 Aug 19

Postby fredo6 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:42 pm

The information on FredoPortrait is maintained on the Plugin Home Page of FredoPortrait. This is also where you can download the RBZ file.

Requirement: LibFredo6 v9.1b or above

Important: FredoPortrait works with SketchUp 2016 and above. But the generation of 2D Components is available only for SU2018 and above.

This version will expire on 22 November 19.

COMPATIBILITY: it has been signaled that FredoPortrait has compatibility problems with Layers Panel, by Jiminy-Billy-Bob.

TO NEWCOMERS: If you land on this page and are unfamiliar with how to install Sketchup Extensions such as LibFredo6 or how to register on Sketchucation, please watch this video or refer to the Plugin page of LibFredo6.



FredoPortrait is a new extension dealing with cameras, views and images.

FredoPortrait toolbar.png

Credit: all toolbar icons and button images by JClements


It includes a Custom Camera tool, allowing to save and load cameras taken from the viewport. Custom Cameras can be stored within the model or at Sketchup level, which provides a way to transfer cameras across models.
Custom Camera Manager.png


Portrait Studio is a suite of tools allowing to specify a camera accurately, as well as filter the view based on the selection. It allows then to create or update scenes, generate images in various format, and more generically render or export the selection with the native Sketchup exporters or 3rd party exporters.


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FredoPortrait can be used for several purposes:

  1. Transfer cameras within a model and across models.
  2. Generate images and exports of the selection only
  3. Generate 2D Component from selected 3D objects (for SU2018 and above)

Most features can be accessed from the FredoPortrait Studio dialog box

FredoPortrait Studio - PP1.2.png




User Manual of FredoPortrait

FredoPortrait - User Manual - English - v1.2 - 20 Jul 2019.pdf


Just drop the attached PDF file into the SU Plugins directory to have it accessible from within Sketchup.



1) A quick introduction to FredoPortrait main features


2) Generation of 2D Components (Only for SU2018 and above)
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Re: [Plugin] FredoPortrait - v1.1a - 23 Jun 19

Postby Dave R » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:15 pm

An excellent and very useful extension, sir. Thank you very much.
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Re: [Plugin] FredoPortrait - v1.1a - 23 Jun 19

Postby rv1974 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:43 am

Great tool Fredo!
Do you have plans to add a flatten (skp) generation from selected parts?
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Re: [Plugin] FredoPortrait - v1.1a - 23 Jun 19

Postby fredo6 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:56 am

rv1974 wrote:Do you have plans to add a flatten (skp) generation from selected parts?

That's my plan to produce FaceMe component, but not sure this is useful as I never saw a user request for that.
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Re: [Plugin] FredoPortrait - v1.1a - 23 Jun 19

Postby rv1974 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:45 am

IDK I constantly flatten things. Unfortunately there's limmitation XY plane only with current plugins.
https://www.facebook.com/curic4sketchup/videos/401289690486464/
^ This one is on the way but the little problem with the tools from this author they are buggy as hell.
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Re: [Plugin] FredoPortrait - v1.1a - 23 Jun 19

Postby CadFather » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:57 am

here we go, just when you thought you'd seen it all... another gem

only wish would be for Portrait scenes to remember subgroups hidden states, something SU can't do unfortunately. (perhaps it does already?)
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Re: [Plugin] FredoPortrait - v1.1a - 23 Jun 19

Postby Box » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:10 am

rv1974 wrote:IDK I constantly flatten things. Unfortunately there's limmitation XY plane only with current plugins.


Fredo's own Fredoscale, scale to 0.
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Re: [Plugin] FredoPortrait - v1.1a - 23 Jun 19

Postby pilou » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:28 am

Tout pour la Photo! :fro:
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Re: [Plugin] FredoPortrait - v1.1a - 23 Jun 19

Postby fredo6 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:33 am

rv1974 wrote:IDK I constantly flatten things. Unfortunately there's limmitation XY plane only with current plugins.
https://www.facebook.com/curic4sketchup/videos/401289690486464/
^ This one is on the way but the little problem with the tools from this author they are buggy as hell.

I am not talking about 2D-projections, but just FaceMe component.
Projection is another algorithm, which I think is already largely covered by several plugins.
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Re: [Plugin] FredoPortrait - v1.1a - 23 Jun 19

Postby rv1974 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:30 pm

fredo6 wrote:..already largely covered by several plugins.

for example? TT's flatten selection works only in Z axiz, vertex tools scaling can't produce truely 0.00 scaling
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Re: [Plugin] FredoPortrait - v1.1a - 23 Jun 19

Postby fredo6 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:34 pm

rv1974 wrote:
fredo6 wrote:..already largely covered by several plugins.

for example?

Didier Bur's Projection...
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Re: [Plugin] FredoPortrait - v1.1a - 23 Jun 19

Postby dtrarch » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:13 pm

Thanks again for another Fredo imagined plugin. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Very special

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Re: [Plugin] FredoPortrait - v1.2a - 20 Jul 19

Postby fredo6 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:05 pm

NEW RELEASE: FredoPortrait v1.2a - 20 Jul 19

Requirement: LibFredo6 9.1

FredoPortrait 1.2a introduces the generation of 2D Components from 3D objects.

Note: this functionality is available for SU2018 and above.

Note also that, as of v1.2, the resolution of images is specified by its Width in pixel, and no longer by a factor of the viewport width.



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Re: [Plugin] FredoPortrait - v1.2a - 20 Jul 19

Postby rv1974 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:56 am

Fredo, the plugin is monumental! :shock:
For 2D components, I'd just suggest:
some kind of automatic naming
and option for vector version
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Re: [Plugin] FredoPortrait - v1.2a - 20 Jul 19

Postby fredo6 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:51 pm

rv1974 wrote:some kind of automatic naming

Difficult, because you can select several objects, including faces, edges, etc... And even if a single object is selected, you may want to choose a specific name.
I could of course create component names like '2D Component #1", or even let Sketchup assign a name, etc..., but that's an encouragement to users to have a model full of generaic names, difficult to browse afterward.

rv1974 wrote:and option for vector version

Not sure what you mean by 'Vector version'.
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Re: [Plugin] FredoPortrait - v1.2a - 20 Jul 19

Postby Dhannah » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:44 pm

]I am experiencing a strange issue in the Portrait Studio where I cannot Export an image file. I am able to adjust settings all the way up to clicking "Generate Image", and the below image shows.
At first, I thought it might just take a little longer. However, I have left and come back 30 minutes later to the same "generating image..." screen.


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Re: [Plugin] FredoPortrait - v1.2a - 20 Jul 19

Postby fredo6 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:50 pm

Hi Dhannah,

This is a bug, which only happens when the File mode is "ask". Thanks for signaling it.

I am making a fix, which I published as v1.2b.
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Re: [Plugin] FredoPortrait - v1.2b - 24 Jul 19

Postby fredo6 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:52 pm

NEW RELEASE: FredoPortrait v1.2b - 24 Jul 19

Requirement: LibFredo6 9.1

FredoPortrait 1.2b Fixes a bug preventing to generate image when the File mode is "Ask Filename".

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Re: [Plugin] FredoPortrait - v1.2c - 25 Jul 19

Postby fredo6 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:35 am

NEW RELEASE: FredoPortrait v1.2c - 25 Jul 19

Requirement: LibFredo6 9.1

FredoPortrait 1.2c includes small GUI adjustments

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Re: [Plugin] FredoPortrait - v1.2c - 25 Jul 19

Postby bsfranza » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:16 am

hi there,

amazing idea and plugin - however i have some "errors" .. when using it, it happens that geometry gets "ubuild" in exactly the manner i have build it.. but reverse.. it kinda reverse engineers my model :)

funny effect but renders the plugin useless :/

anyone else with this problem? if the author is interested i can share my screen and show the problem :)

best, franz
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Re: [Plugin] FredoPortrait - v1.2c - 25 Jul 19

Postby fredo6 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:23 pm

bsfranza wrote:amazing idea and plugin - however i have some "errors" .. when using it, it happens that geometry gets "ubuild" in exactly the manner i have build it.. but reverse.. it kinda reverse engineers my model :)

Not sure I understand what is the problem. So it would be helpful to post pictures and possibly attach or PM me the model, also indicating which function of FredoPortrait you use (e.g. Image, Export, 2D component?)

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Re: [Plugin] FredoPortrait - v1.2c - 25 Jul 19

Postby bsfranza » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:28 am

hi there again,

fredo i have sent you a private message with a link to a video i have recoreded, it shows the error..

best, franz
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Re: [Plugin] FredoPortrait - v1.2c - 25 Jul 19

Postby deaneau » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:57 am

Fredo I was always looking for a plugin like this. Many thanks for this plugin
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Re: [Plugin] FredoPortrait - v1.3a - 19 Aug 19

Postby fredo6 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:11 pm

NEW RELEASE: FredoPortrait v1.3a - 19 Aug 19

Requirement: LibFredo6 9.1

FredoPortrait 1.3a includes bug fixing and extend the validity

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Re: [Plugin] FredoPortrait - v1.3a - 19 Aug 19

Postby ntxdave » Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:36 pm

Fredo, This is a very interesting plugin that I think it very valuable. However, I have a couple questions/comments:
  • Am I missing something on the toolbar? Here is a screen shot of the toolbar the way it looks in my 2019.2 Pro version.
    FredoPortraitMenuBar.png
  • Is there any way that this tool could be used in conjunction with Twilight Render? I use Twilight Render to make the materials look more realistic but I would like to use your transparent background feature with the render tool.
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Re: [Plugin] FredoPortrait - v1.3a - 19 Aug 19

Postby fredo6 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:47 am

ntxdave wrote:Am I missing something on the toolbar? Here is a screen shot of the toolbar the way it looks in my 2019.2 Pro version.

You can configure the visible icon in the Default Parameters dialog box. By default, you get these 2 icons version 1.3. The other one is just a quick launcher, that would be more useful when I add new features.

ntxdave wrote:Is there any way that this tool could be used in conjunction with Twilight Render? I use Twilight Render to make the materials look more realistic but I would like to use your transparent background feature with the render tool.

Not sure I understand the question. You can set your style with NO or transparent background in Sketchup (all scenes or one particular). Could you elaborate?

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Re: [Plugin] FredoPortrait - v1.3a - 19 Aug 19

Postby ntxdave » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:49 pm

fredo6 wrote:Not sure I understand the question. You can set your style with NO or transparent background in Sketchup (all scenes or one particular). Could you elaborate?

Fredo

I want to be able to export/create a rendered image with a transparent background using Twilight Render. I clicked on the export icon but I do not see how to render with TR. My interest here is because TR does not provide the ability to render with a transparent background but it does give me some excellent tools for setting the materials of the objects.

Hopes this makes it a little clearer. I guess the bottom line question is how do I use TR with the export function? I do not see where to specify TR as the render engine (but I admit I have not done a bunch of exploration yet).
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Re: [Plugin] FredoPortrait - v1.3a - 19 Aug 19

Postby fredo6 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:20 pm

FredoPortrait can generate an image with a transparent background because it produces the image file (the option is available in the Ruby API).

In the case of Twilight Render, it is TR producing the image. So FredoPortrait cannot be of any help for that.
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Re: [Plugin] FredoPortrait - v1.3a - 19 Aug 19

Postby ntxdave » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:43 pm

Thanks for the feedback Fredo. I wish the was a way to get some better looking materials in SU. I really like this plugin though.

BTW: I reached out to Twilight yesterday about this plugin. Hope they contact you about it. :|
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Re: [Plugin] FredoPortrait - v1.3a - 19 Aug 19

Postby fredo6 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:59 pm

ntxdave wrote:BTW: I reached out to Twilight yesterday about this plugin. Hope they contact you about it. :|

Again, there is nothing special about FredoPortrait and any renderer, and thus nothing I can do myself.
If the renderer can handle transparent background, say via a style where you turn off the background, then, just run FredoPortrait on a view or scene that use this style. It will work.

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