[Plugin] Upload model with custom thumbnail — 12.01.2013

[Plugin] Upload model with custom thumbnail — 12.01.2013

Postby Aerilius » Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:00 am

This plugin allows to choose your own thumbnail image for models shared on Trimble 3D Warehouse. It is mostly intended for people who have not yet been able to upload correct thumbnails due to technical issues.

The plugin gives two options:
1. to upload a image (up to 400x300 or 500x300) of your choice from the file dialog
File → Upload model with custom thumbnail → Choose an image file

2. to keep the exact same thumbnail that the previous version of the model has in 3D Warehouse (this requires wget on your system).
File → Upload model with custom thumbnail → Keep the current 3D Warehouse thumbnail

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Re: [Plugin] Upload model with custom thumbnail

Postby Gaieus » Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:55 am

What a cool plugin, Aerilius! :D
http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/ ... fd1560014e

I guess many people in the Warehouse will hate you though. From now on, no-one can trust that what we see is what we get.
:lol:



If I could have a suggestion however... Currently there are two, top-level entries in the Plugin menu for this plugin. Could you arrange them into one main entry and two submenu items? Like many, I also struggle with a too long list of plugins (even that I have disabled many that I do not use ATM).
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Re: [Plugin] Upload model with custom thumbnail

Postby Humpmetwice » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:50 pm

My new favorite plugin, I have been looking for a way to upload my models to the warehouse with an image!


Thanks lots..............Kurt
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Re: [Plugin] Upload model with custom thumbnail

Postby 66searcher » Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:58 pm

Gaieus wrote:What a cool plugin, Aerilius! :D
http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/ ... fd1560014e

I guess many people in the Warehouse will hate you though. From now on, no-one can trust that what we see is what we get.
:lol:

i agree !
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Re: [Plugin] Upload model with custom thumbnail

Postby Aerilius » Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:04 pm

@66searcher:
I hope you don't take it amiss :oops: .
It was not meant as a plugin for everyone but only for those people who couldn't use 3d warehouse before (in the other Google Help Forum). It now allows them to have thumbnails of their actual models, because there occured technical problems where all thumbnails were black.

I agree that I don't like when people have images of something else, but it has always been possible to upload as "kmz" and then choose any image/photo as thumbnail.
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Re: [Plugin] Upload model with custom thumbnail

Postby 66searcher » Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:37 pm

Aerilius wrote:@66searcher:
I hope you don't take it amiss :oops: .
It was not meant as a plugin for everyone but only for those people who couldn't use 3d warehouse before (in the other Google Help Forum). It now allows them to have thumbnails of their actual models, because there occured technical problems where all thumbnails were black.

I agree that I don't like when people have images of something else, but it has always been possible to upload as "kmz" and then choose any image/photo as thumbnail.



i appreciate you and i understand that your plugin is helpful...thanks. :thumb:
and also i hope everyone use it in right way.not in the way that Gaieus show us !
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Re: [Plugin] Upload model with custom thumbnail

Postby Gaieus » Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:05 am

I also agree that it should be used with care... However even nowadays some people upload the files with an image or something in front of the camera and when you download it, you realize that what you got is not what you expected from the thumbnail image. Nevertheless the 3D view will always reveal the true model before downloading.

@Aerilius, could you consider this small FR above?

Gaieus wrote:If I could have a suggestion however... Currently there are two, top-level entries in the Plugin menu for this plugin. Could you arrange them into one main entry and two submenu items? Like many, I also struggle with a too long list of plugins (even that I have disabled many that I do not use ATM).

(I know I should be able to edit/modify your plugin but I am not sure how - without screwing it up...) :oops:
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Re: [Plugin] Upload model with custom thumbnail

Postby pavelvan » Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:27 am

Hi there, what is proper size of 3D Warehouse window, please? I tried to uploud several images, but never wass filled whole window...

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Re: [Plugin] Upload model with custom thumbnail

Postby Gaieus » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:54 am

They want max. 800x600 images there (I think). That's a 4:3 aspect ratio (that is certain) image and will be reduced a bit but fill the window vertically. It will never fill the window horizontally though (neither do the images automatically generated by the WH software).
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Re: [Plugin] Upload model with custom thumbnail — 12.01.2013

Postby Aerilius » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:07 pm

I uploaded a new version with support for Unicode file names.
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Re: [Plugin] Upload model with custom thumbnail — 12.01.2013

Postby sumaster » Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:58 pm

HI,

download OPTION is not available

"Disable browser ad blocking to view images and download attachments"

please Help

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Re: [Plugin] Upload model with custom thumbnail — 12.01.2013

Postby Aerilius » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:34 pm

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Re: [Plugin] Upload model with custom thumbnail — 12.01.2013

Postby arcnhan » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:23 am

thanks Aerilius :thumb:
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Re: [Plugin] Upload model with custom thumbnail — 12.01.2013

Postby sumaster » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:08 am

HI,

i can not Download Plugin and not see Images . . . . .

Please CHK

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Re: [Plugin] Upload model with custom thumbnail — 12.01.2013

Postby Aerilius » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:26 am

This has not much to do with this plugin. You get better help here:
http://sketchucation.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=179&t=49936
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Re: [Plugin] Upload model with custom thumbnail — 12.01.2013

Postby sumaster » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:13 pm

Hi Aerilius,

thanks for reply . . . . .

i try all these things but not work my laptop . . . .

now i will CHK my software . . . . installation problem . . . .

thanks you Aerilius
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Re: [Plugin] Upload model with custom thumbnail — 12.01.2013

Postby stuartmitch » Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:06 am

Hi Aurelius,

I am not sure whether I am too late to post to this topic or whether my question has relativity, but one thing that annoys me in SU is the the inability for each file to bear an custom icon of the model rather than simply the SU generic icon. I have so many models that I can not remember them all by name and need unique images for each icon. Currently I use a slow process of taking a screen snapshot of the model then copy and pasting this into the File info.

Can your plugin be adapted to automate the process of adding a custom icon to the SU model files I keep on my machine?

Cheers...>Scotty
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Re: [Plugin] Upload model with custom thumbnail — 12.01.2013

Postby Aerilius » Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:56 am

Hi,
this plugin has a very different scope than what you need. File thumbnails work very differently and the approach of this plugin does not offer a solution for file thumbnails. This forum is full of discussions about thumbnails (ie. no thumbnails on Win64bit, small thumbnails on OS X), and many workarounds [1][2][3]. If you need a file to always the same thumbnail of the model from a specific perspective, you can make use of SketchUp's feature in "Model Info" to disable updating the thumbnail on save.
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Re: [Plugin] Upload model with custom thumbnail — 12.01.2013

Postby Aerilius » Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:59 am

Off-Topic:

This plugin has no use anymore.
This plugin was designed to hook into SketchUp's upload process to the old Google 3D Warehouse. The old warehouse did not generate thumbnails server-side, so this plugin replaced the temporary image file on the user's computer during the upload process. The new Trimble 3D Warehouse generates preview images their servers so that there is no use for this plugin anymore.
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Re: [Plugin] Upload model with custom thumbnail — 12.01.2013

Postby stuartmitch » Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:18 am

Aerilius wrote:Hi,
this plugin has a very different scope than what you need. File thumbnails work very differently and the approach of this plugin does not offer a solution for file thumbnails. This forum is full of discussions about thumbnails (ie. no thumbnails on Win64bit, small thumbnails on OS X), and many workarounds [1][2][3]. If you need a file to always the same thumbnail of the model from a specific perspective, you can make use of SketchUp's feature in "Model Info" to disable updating the thumbnail on save.


Many thanks for clarifying that for me. All understood now.

Cheers...>Stuart
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