Ropefall released - draw ropes, wires, cables quickly

Ropefall released - draw ropes, wires, cables quickly

Postby torel » Sun Apr 24, 2016 2:16 pm



Happy to announce the release of Ropefall v1.0.0!

The user outlines the rope quickly using straight lines (polyline) and the program animates it into a relaistic rope by physics simulation.

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happy roping!! :)

LICENSING UPDATE: we have dropped subscription, licences do not expire
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Re: Ropefall released - draw ropes, wires, cables quickly

Postby solo » Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:37 pm

Very cool, I have been looking for that.

Subscription unfortunately, what happens at end of year, it stops working? I do not like renting plugins, wished it was a straight price for version 1.
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Re: Ropefall released - draw ropes, wires, cables quickly

Postby solo » Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:51 pm

Can this plugin just drape the line (not make thickness) if one selects 0mm?
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Re: Ropefall released - draw ropes, wires, cables quickly

Postby spadestick » Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:09 pm

same here... renting plugins suck. Some plugins are used once a in long while.
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Re: Ropefall released - draw ropes, wires, cables quickly

Postby Box » Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:11 pm

Me too, the subscription stopped me even trying it.
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Re: Ropefall released - draw ropes, wires, cables quickly

Postby Frederik » Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:46 pm

It sure looks like a great plugin with potential... :thumb:
Not one I'd use very often like other plugins, but a useful one nevertheless...

However... Like others already have said, I too do not like these subscription fee plugins... :thumbd:

solo wrote:...what happens at end of year, it stops working?

Looking forward to see the reply to this...

I'd definitely also prefer to pay a price for ver. 1 and by the time when the plugin has matured and you've found other useful things to do with it and move on to ver. 2, there should be an upgrade fee - letting those who want to upgrade to decide whether or not they want to upgrade or stick with the last version available they've paid for...
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Re: Ropefall released - draw ropes, wires, cables quickly

Postby Bob James » Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:29 pm

solo wrote:Very cool, I have been looking for that.

Subscription unfortunately, what happens at end of year, it stops working? I do not like renting plugins, wished it was a straight price for version 1.

Very clever and handy tool, but I haven't and never will buy subscription software.
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Re: Ropefall released - draw ropes, wires, cables quickly

Postby torel » Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:44 pm

Thank you guys for your feedback!

licence:
yes we can introduce the perpetual model going forward (infinite licence for a given version). The idea now is to run Ropefall under annual licensing that allows users to grab the latest features anytime while keeping the licence fee very low. As Frederik points out this is important especially in the initial period when the product is quickly expanding. Once it stabilizes we can consider perpetual licensing and an affordable upgrade to it.

line-only rope (without tube around):
I hear you, will be implemented very soon!

Pls follow Ropefall updates on twitter

Should you guys have any other comments, feedback, questions - please let us know!
Thank you!
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Re: Ropefall released - draw ropes, wires, cables quickly

Postby HornOxx » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:00 pm

Bob James wrote:... I ... never will buy subscription software...

I agree.

a great and intelligent tool for sure :thumb: - but certainly not a "everyday tool" for me.
So I also would recommend another pricing model...
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Re: Ropefall released - draw ropes, wires, cables quickly

Postby dtrarch » Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:36 am

Great idea but subscription. :thumbd: :thumbd: :thumbd:
NEVER.
Just provide a simple low poly option for a fixed reasonable price and you will have a deal.

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Re: Ropefall released - draw ropes, wires, cables quickly

Postby Garry K » Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:49 am

My pricing model for all my plugins is as follows:

7 day free trial
permanent license
free updates for at least 1 year or until the major version changes - whichever is longer
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Re: Ropefall released - draw ropes, wires, cables quickly

Postby unearthed » Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:38 am

Great product I'm sure but subscription, no way, I'll accept for thinks like xero and join.me but never for drawing tools
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Re: Ropefall released - draw ropes, wires, cables quickly

Postby unearthed » Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:40 am

And for every one of us that says 'no way' to a subscription, you can bet your last dollar (and it might be!), that hundreds of potential buyers are just passing you by.....
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Re: Ropefall released - draw ropes, wires, cables quickly

Postby Box » Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:32 am

I also notice you are using the Free version of Sketchup which is not for commercial purposes.
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Re: Ropefall released - draw ropes, wires, cables quickly

Postby torel » Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:30 am

Box, thanks for bringing this up. The restrictions in Sketchup Make Licence and the Developer Center Guidelines do not seem to state that one needs a pro licence for selling plugins.
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Re: Ropefall released - draw ropes, wires, cables quickly

Postby tuna1957 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:50 pm

Climbing on the bus with everyone else, don't really like subscription based software. Be a great plugin to have but wouldn't be using it everyday.

Going to gang up with Box. Creating a demo video in SU to help sell your product seems like commercial use to me ?
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Re: Ropefall released - draw ropes, wires, cables quickly

Postby juju » Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:26 am

This seems like something that (at least a good few) people around here would find useful, even if it's only an occasional use, I'm keeping this one in mind should I require functionality such as this. Unfortunate about your licensing model, I'm not biting due to the subscription model...

There are a good few plugins / extensions that I would find useful (or just want), but stay away from due to subscription licensing model.

However, you continue as you see fit, it's your product! We'll continue as we see fit, it's our money...
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Re: Ropefall released - draw ropes, wires, cables quickly

Postby baz » Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:32 am

I would purchase this, but I have to agree with all the others...
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Re: Ropefall released - draw ropes, wires, cables quickly

Postby massimo » Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:25 pm

Well tried it and I have to say that it is pretty cool. :thumb:

Some first thoughts:
-perhaps you can do it interacting only with objects that are placed in a "context" (I mean a group for example) because now it is almost unusable with high poly models. I assume because it tries to find a possible collision with every face in the model;
-I would like to have smoother curves where the cable is bent;
-now the generated cable has reversed faces;
-perhaps you can add different kind of cables-ropes;
-finally, I don't like that licensing system at all.

@Pete: It seems to work already with "0" thickness btw.
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Re: Ropefall released - draw ropes, wires, cables quickly

Postby solo » Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:32 pm

Thanks massimo.

Does it have any stiffness control?
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Re: Ropefall released - draw ropes, wires, cables quickly

Postby massimo » Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:44 pm

Nope for what I've tried. Anyway you can, by pressing "Esc", control the adherence to the edges you have drawn. Also you can use "0" thickness, manipulate the line and then do the cable using some other tool.
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Re: Ropefall released - draw ropes, wires, cables quickly

Postby torel » Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:52 pm

Thanks so much for the review massimo. This is worth a free licence to me. Pls drop me a quick email at ropefall@sketchrope.com if interested.

I will give away more for you guys just give me some time to implement your suggested improvements to make the most out of your reviews.
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Ropefall - plugin to easily draw ropes, wires, cables
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Re: Ropefall released - draw ropes, wires, cables quickly

Postby massimo » Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:18 pm

No worries. No need to give away anything, at least to me. Just put a fair price (not that subscription system) for the plugin and I will be glad to buy it, like many others here I believe. ;)
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Re: Ropefall released - draw ropes, wires, cables quickly

Postby Pixero » Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:18 am

I agree with the others. It looks good and I would buy if it wasn't subscription.
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Re: Ropefall released - draw ropes, wires, cables quickly

Postby unearthed » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:13 am

I agree with Pixero, no need for a freebie, we simply don't want to be on a leash.
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Re: Ropefall released - draw ropes, wires, cables quickly

Postby torel » Sun May 01, 2016 9:35 pm

Ahoi!

v1.0.1 out:

+ perpetual lic
+ possible to draw only midline without the tube around
+ corrected front/back side of tube (when drawn)

many thanks for your comments so far!! ;)

Enjoy!
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Ropefall - plugin to easily draw ropes, wires, cables
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Re: Ropefall released - draw ropes, wires, cables quickly

Postby Garry K » Sun May 01, 2016 9:44 pm

free for three days, pay 10 USD for a perpetual licence incl. free upgrades & support for one year


I read your license. The way it is worded there are 2 interpretations.

1) Support and upgrades are free for 1 year
2) perpetual license including free upgrades - however support is for 1 year

I'm assuming you meant the first one.
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Re: Ropefall released - draw ropes, wires, cables quickly

Postby torel » Sun May 01, 2016 10:02 pm

changed wording, it is now similar to the one for Sketchup Pro:

"pay 10 USD for a perpetual licence plus one year of any new upgrades, maintenance, and support"

tell me if it is still not fully clear... thx!
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Ropefall - plugin to easily draw ropes, wires, cables
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Re: Ropefall released - draw ropes, wires, cables quickly

Postby massimo » Mon May 02, 2016 7:11 am

torel wrote:Ahoi!

v1.0.1 out:

+ perpetual lic
+ possible to draw only midline without the tube around
+ corrected front/back side of tube (when drawn)

many thanks for your comments so far!! ;)

Enjoy!
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:thumb:
I'll buy a license in the coming days.
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Re: Ropefall released - draw ropes, wires, cables quickly

Postby massimo » Mon May 02, 2016 7:33 am

Downloaded the plugin again but the .rb file named "ropesketch_ropefall" seems missed. :?:
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