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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