Flowify problems

Flowify problems

Postby taydavid03 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:23 am

Hey guys,

Tried using Flowify and it just couldn't work.

I created 3 separate groups (including the 2 connecting lines) and grouped them within a larger group (total 4 groups).

And still no results.

I must mention that I did not use the impose grid function within Flowify and created my own objects.

Would appreciate some help.

I have attached the sketchup file in question.
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Re: Flowify problems

Postby pilou » Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:00 pm

Seems you have not understand how works Flowify! :)
You must have a base surface (C) under your object (E) to project!

Flowify02.jpg
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Re: Flowify problems

Postby taydavid03 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:27 pm

pilou wrote:Seems you have not understand how works Flowify! :)
You must have a base surface (C) under your object (E) to project!

Flowify02.jpg


Hi Frency, thanks for your response.


I am one step closer to getting this right. I did everything you asked me to.

However, when I tried it, it gives me this response :

Input Error : Error while parsing the Target grid.

The grid must conform to :
- A cell consists of exactly four edges. Beware of collinear edge segments
- The grid mus thave four corners
- Every row int he grid must have the same number of cells
- No holes

What do you think I am doing wrong?
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Re: Flowify problems

Postby pilou » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:33 pm

your start object must be a simple group (don't take group of groups so explode all to level 0 then group) :ugeek:
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Re: Flowify problems

Postby pilou » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:17 pm

I took your file but with a little changement! :)

Always use the Hidden geometry for validate your choice! ;)

Will work but in a little big time! Because your start object is very dense!
And little deformations on the extremities due difference of segmentation!


yours.jpg


yours_curviloft.jpg
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Re: Flowify problems

Postby pilou » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:57 am

But before use the Curviloft by Fredo , use other Tools by Fredo for transform your 4 curves of the ending surface! (Bezier tools (?) )

Don't touch the 2 verticals (depend of number of segments you want but as it's vertical straight lines...)
Transform Curve in PolyLine (Right Click / ) (upper & bottom curves)
then Segmentor of Polyline (upper & bottom curves)
(for example take 10 segments for upper and bottom Polylines - you can move some points if you want)

then you will obtain that in Curviloft (third icon "Skin contour" )

segmentor.jpg


You will obtain a better result! :enlight: ( 1 minute & 30 seconds) (start surface (C) can be the exact straight rectangle projection of the start volumes (E))

yours better.jpg


Ps You must also clean your original object! :)

clean_line.jpg
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Re: Flowify problems

Postby pilou » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:01 am

If you draw a simple line(s) as vertical(s) (so no middle segments) that will work also ! :ugeek:
and calculus will be some more speedy! 13 seconds! :mrgreen:

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Re: Flowify problems

Postby taydavid03 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:04 pm

Wow you are amazing. Thank you!

This was very helpful... Again, thank you Pilou!
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Flowify problems (help)

Postby hellolouise » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:13 am

Hi,

I am really struggling to get Flowify to work. I don't understand why so any help would be appreciated.

I have attached the file :)
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Re: Flowify problems

Postby hellolouise » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:26 am

what does raw faces mean?
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Re: Flowify problems

Postby pilou » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:08 pm

You must don't have Group of Groups for the objects to be projected!
Only one Group of faces! (raw face) :ugeek:

But in your case there are also something with all modules!
Maybe some overlapings somewhere!
I investigate! :)

In fact some connections between modules are very bad!
(if only one is existing Flowify will refuse to work! :)
You must have very précise ones! ;)

a_mess.jpg


Redraw precisely your modules between them and you will have no problem! ;)
Here with 2 different modules from side of your model.
mess1.jpg
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Re: Flowify problems

Postby hellolouise » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:39 pm

Thank you so much that is very helpful!

I will try again :))
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Re: Flowify problems

Postby optimaforever » Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:44 pm

I have a strange behaviour too...
The flowify command generates a huge model, with an array of sectional faces.

flowify A.JPG

First the source material: Group 1 composed of A target surface / B source surface / C projection vectors and D the source mesh (exploded)

flowify B.JPG

The resulting groups from the flowify command

I succeeded all the other meshes with the same method but here I've got a bug...

flowify bug.skp
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Re: Flowify problems

Postby newnoob » Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:41 pm

I am using flowify for the first time with very simple geometry but I get the error message

" INPUT ERROR: Error while parsing the projection grid".



I have checked my model several times but I don't understand what I do wrong. I have also named all the groups like Pilou in his first post.

If someone could tell me what i do wrong I'd appreciate it.
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Re: Flowify problems

Postby pilou » Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:23 pm

Your Start Surface C must be a "rectangular" form and not the same surface as the original object ! ;)

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Re: Flowify problems

Postby newnoob » Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:54 pm

Ahhh, "rectangular", got it. Now it's working. I somehow missed that. I thought "plane".


Many Thanks Pilou! I'm glad you are still around!
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Re: Flowify problems

Postby CREATIVE WIERDO » Wed May 06, 2020 4:45 pm

Hello.
I have a problem with Flowify tool. Please check my file because i have made my groups correctly i think and when i choose the command flowify -> impose grid, the grid doesnt appear.
What am i doing wrong? I saw a video on youtube that says that if i have done my groups correctly a grid must appear.
Thanks for the help.
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Re: Flowify problems

Postby Dave R » Wed May 06, 2020 10:28 pm

What version of SketchUp? Your profile says 2018 Free/Make but that doesn't exist.
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Re: Flowify problems

Postby pilou » Wed May 06, 2020 11:22 pm

Can you post your skp file in "save as" V6 for more compatibilities with previous version for have some help! ;)
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Re: Flowify problems

Postby juju » Thu May 07, 2020 12:03 pm

pilou wrote:Can you post your skp file in "save as" V6 for more compatibilities with previous version for have some help! ;)

I'm not sure how useful this would be these days, the earliest version I've seen people working on (recently) is version 8, rather ask people to post in SU 2017 version / format. Plus you're already on SU 2017 Make...
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Re: Flowify problems

Postby pilou » Thu May 07, 2020 1:09 pm

Better to cover the maximum range! ;)
It's the same time to make (1 second) :ugeek:
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Re: Flowify problems

Postby juju » Thu May 07, 2020 3:06 pm

pilou wrote:Better to cover the maximum range! ;)
It's the same time to make (1 second) :ugeek:

Yeah, but if you ask something that seems outrageous then people will be less likely to follow the advise.
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Re: Flowify problems

Postby pilou » Thu May 07, 2020 5:12 pm

They want advices so they will make all for that! :)
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Re: Flowify problems

Postby aamirkaiser » Mon May 18, 2020 11:03 am

pilou wrote:But before use the Curviloft by Fredo , use other Tools by Fredo for transform your 4 curves of the ending surface! (Bezier tools (?) )

Don't touch the 2 verticals (depend of number of segments you want but as it's vertical straight lines...)
Transform Curve in PolyLine (Right Click / ) (upper & bottom curves)
then Segmentor of Polyline (upper & bottom curves)
(for example take 10 segments for upper and bottom Polylines - you can move some points if you want)

then you will obtain that in Curviloft (third icon "Skin contour" )

segmentor.jpg


You will obtain a better result! :enlight: ( 1 minute & 30 seconds) (start surface (C) can be the exact straight rectangle projection of the start volumes (E))

yours better.jpg


Ps You must also clean your original object! :)

clean_line.jpg


I have a problem utilizing the flowify plugin, and I think its the density that's the problem, can you tell me a work around for that issue... I have used flowify successfully multiple times so I know the selection or the group isn't the problem... It would be wonderful If you could help me out...
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Re: Flowify problems

Postby akash das » Wed May 20, 2020 9:39 pm

hi i am really struggling to use flowify, inspite of making sure of all the group of
1. curve surface
2. flat surface (a rectangle)
3. connecting lines
4. the module with raw surface

i have checked all the perimeters it doesn't work with all kind of models i feel.

kindly help
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Re: Flowify problems

Postby cotty » Sat May 23, 2020 5:49 pm

You can upload an example model so that we can have a deeper look...
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