## Flowify problems

### Flowify problems

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).

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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taydavid03

### Re: Flowify problems

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

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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taydavid03

### Re: Flowify problems

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

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

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! ( 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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Frenchy Pilou
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### Re: Flowify problems

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

yours_speedy.jpg
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Frenchy Pilou
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### Re: Flowify problems

Wow you are amazing. Thank you!

This was very helpful... Again, thank you Pilou!
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taydavid03

### Flowify problems (help)

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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hellolouise

### Re: Flowify problems

what does raw faces mean?
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hellolouise

### Re: Flowify problems

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

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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Frenchy Pilou
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### Re: Flowify problems

Thank you so much that is very helpful!

I will try again )
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hellolouise

### Re: Flowify problems

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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optimaforever

### Re: Flowify problems

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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newnoob

### Re: Flowify problems

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

boxy.jpg
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Frenchy Pilou
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### Re: Flowify problems

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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newnoob

### Re: Flowify problems

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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CREATIVE WIERDO

### Re: Flowify problems

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

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

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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juju

### Re: Flowify problems

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

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

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

### Re: Flowify problems

They want advices so they will make all for that!
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Frenchy Pilou
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### Re: Flowify problems

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! ( 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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aamirkaiser

### Re: Flowify problems

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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akash das

### Re: Flowify problems

You can upload an example model so that we can have a deeper look...
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cotty
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### Re: Flowify problems

a request for help : have been trying to get this right for past 2 hours everytime a different error is coming up. please could anyone help me out.
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yashmishra

### Re: Flowify problems

You need a quad mesh to be able to map it to the flat surface... but there will more work to do to make it a "nice" solid...

untitled2.JPG
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cotty
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### Re: Flowify problems

cotty wrote:You need a quad mesh to be able to map it to the flat surface... but there will more work to do to make it a "nice" solid...

untitled2.JPG

could you please explain in detail why a quad mesh is required?
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yashmishra

### Re: Flowify problems

yashmishra wrote:could you please explain in detail why a quad mesh is required?

Because it's a requirement in the second sentence of the plugin description?

"The extension bends geometry along quad surfaces."
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cotty
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