[Plugin] GreyscaleMode

[Plugin] GreyscaleMode

Postby Jim » Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:01 pm

The plugin switches the in-model material colors to grey scale, and back again. The grey color is calculated as an average of the RGB values.

The model can be saved in Grey mode, and the original colors will be preserved upon opening the model again. Color changes made in Grey mode will be kept.

While in Grey mode, right-clicking a face will revert the face's material back to its original color.



GreyScale is available on the SketchUcation Extenions store.
2
Hi

Jim 
Global Moderator
 

Re: [plugin] GreyscaleMode

Postby remus » Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:00 pm

Cheers jim, works like a charm.
0

remus 
 

Re: [plugin] GreyscaleMode

Postby solo » Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:11 pm

Cool, not sure I will need it but I collect ruby's and this one works great.

0
www.solos-art.com

I'm a social vegan, I avoid meet.
User avatar
solo 
Global Moderator
 

Re: [plugin] GreyscaleMode

Postby Daniel S » Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:13 pm

Great!!! :ecstatic:
Thank you Jim!!!

Daniel S
0
Last edited by Daniel S on Tue Sep 02, 2008 12:28 pm, edited 2 times in total.

Daniel S 
 

Re: [plugin] GreyscaleMode

Postby solo » Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:23 pm

Even beter, it renders in grey scale too.



0
www.solos-art.com

I'm a social vegan, I avoid meet.
User avatar
solo 
Global Moderator
 

Re: [plugin] GreyscaleMode

Postby Frederik » Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:36 pm

Cool..!! :thumb:
Thanks..!! :D
0
Cheers
Kim Frederik
User avatar
Frederik 
Thea Render Support
Thea Render Support
 

Re: [plugin] GreyscaleMode

Postby Dave R » Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:14 pm

Here's my public thank you to Jim, too.

THANKYOU!


Once I get permission to release them, I'll show some images I used it for.
0
%

(THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE)

G28 X0.0 Y0.0 Z0.0

M30

%
User avatar
Dave R 
Global Moderator
 

Re: [plugin] GreyscaleMode

Postby mateo soletic » Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:20 pm

Jim, thanks , great one. :thumb:
0

mateo soletic 
 

Re: [plugin] GreyscaleMode

Postby JuanV.Soler » Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:34 pm

thats is a great plugin Jim.
i would make it in voice too for a better and quicker understanding.
i think.
and thankyou :))
0
_,_)))_,_

JuanV.Soler 
 

Re: [plugin] GreyscaleMode

Postby urgen » Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:23 pm

...thanks! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
0
--pupil forever...------
User avatar
urgen 
 

Re: [plugin] GreyscaleMode

Postby utiler » Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:31 pm

First of all I'll echo Dave_R's comments. Jim, you are a generous fella...

For those of you who didn't see how this evolved, see viewtopic.php?f=40&t=12226&p=88778#p88778

Sometime, a schematic presentations seem to be best a little less 'in your face' in grey scale...

I tried it out on a little modular house I designed...

The only problem with it is that it doesn't act like 'face styles' in that changing from one scene to another it doesn't save with styles....

Not complaining though!!! :sketchstatic: Would love to see it included in SU7.0 face styles...
0
purpose/expression/purpose/....
User avatar
utiler 
Top SketchUcator
 

Re: [plugin] GreyscaleMode

Postby juju » Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:09 am

Thanks Jim.
0
Save the Earth, it's the only planet with chocolate.
User avatar
juju 
Premium Member
Premium Member
 

Re: [plugin] GreyscaleMode

Postby plot-paris » Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:44 am

thanks a lot Jim! this ruby is a nice enhancement for producing stylised output with SketchUp
utiler, you did a perfect example what the script can be used for. :thumb:

@Remus (completely off topic): I really like the reincarnation of your avatar-image. its a bit like Gandalf the Grey / Gandalf the White - I had to look twice, but I did recognice you in your new guise. :D
0
User avatar
plot-paris 
 

Re: [plugin] GreyscaleMode

Postby Pixero » Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:54 am

Jim: I see you use the average of r, g and b to get the greyscale color.
A often used and more visually correct way is to use this formula:
Code: Select all
Greyscale = (r * 0.3) + (g * 0.59) + (b * 0.11);
0
User avatar
Pixero 
 

Re: [plugin] GreyscaleMode

Postby Dave R » Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:02 pm

Coen, I couldn't find a way to do this with existing style settings. I'd be happy to learn it though.
0
%

(THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE)

G28 X0.0 Y0.0 Z0.0

M30

%
User avatar
Dave R 
Global Moderator
 

Re: [plugin] GreyscaleMode

Postby otb designworks » Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:06 pm

Thanks Jim!
0
Cheers, Chuck

OTB Designworks is on Youtube

6 core nMP, 32 gig RAM, (2) D700 GPU's, dual monitors

otb designworks 
 

Re: [plugin] GreyscaleMode

Postby drewpoeppel » Tue Sep 02, 2008 4:07 pm

Thanks a ton this is VERY helpful.
0

drewpoeppel 
 

Re: [plugin] GreyscaleMode

Postby gaucho » Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:48 pm

Good stuff Jim, thanks!
0
"eat well, stay fit, die anyway..."

gaucho 
 

Re: [plugin] GreyscaleMode

Postby sepo » Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:58 pm

Nice ...It renders black and white in Podium but keeps the colour of the sky ( i presume ground as well)
It would be nice to be able to choose say one colour which could stay as colour ...
Thanks Jim ....
0

sepo 
 

Re: [plugin] GreyscaleMode

Postby Dave R » Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:02 pm

Sepo, after making the model all grey, right click on a face containing the color you wish to show. Choose Revert color from the menu. ;)
0
%

(THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE)

G28 X0.0 Y0.0 Z0.0

M30

%
User avatar
Dave R 
Global Moderator
 

Re: [plugin] GreyscaleMode

Postby sepo » Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:06 pm

Aha...cheers Dave did not pick that up...Cool. Any chance to actually have more than 10 shades of grey. That would make renders nicer.
0

sepo 
 

Re: [plugin] GreyscaleMode

Postby Dave R » Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:12 pm

As I understand it, Jim's method of creating the gray values is to average the RGB values and apply that number to all of the RGB settings. I don't think we're limited to 10 steps as was discussed in the other thread.
0
%

(THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE)

G28 X0.0 Y0.0 Z0.0

M30

%
User avatar
Dave R 
Global Moderator
 

Re: [plugin] GreyscaleMode

Postby sepo » Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:19 pm

Actually I think you are correct ... discard the last bit ;)
0

sepo 
 

Re: [plugin] GreyscaleMode

Postby utiler » Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:04 am

Coen Naninck wrote:I like it and thanks, but can't this be done using a Style?


I agree, Coen. A face style. That way we could save it to styles and scenes.....

It wound allow us to 'revert color' in a style / scene though I wouldn't think..... Jim?
0
purpose/expression/purpose/....
User avatar
utiler 
Top SketchUcator
 

Re: [plugin] GreyscaleMode

Postby zed252000 » Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:31 am

:berserk: TY " You're Good !!"
0
Whatever we IMAGINE....

zed252000 
 

Re: [plugin] GreyscaleMode

Postby Jim » Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:28 am

utiler wrote:
Coen Naninck wrote:I like it and thanks, but can't this be done using a Style?


I agree, Coen. A face style. That way we could save it to styles and scenes.....

It wound allow us to 'revert color' in a style / scene though I wouldn't think..... Jim?


Thanks and you're welcome, everyone.

Having it work as a Face Style would be nice. Face Styles can be selected in Ruby by setting an option called the RenderMode. There is just not a way to create a new Face Style that I can see.

Like Dave said, I don't think a Style is an option either. There is no control over individual colors in a Style.

The idea of saving material changes between Scenes is a completely separate plugin...
0
Hi

Jim 
Global Moderator
 

Re: [plugin] GreyscaleMode

Postby utiler » Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:25 am

You're right Jim, that's the only thing that restricts it from being a 'face style' option. It would be nice to be able to "update scene" individually rather than a ruby that effects the model period....but that takes away from the "reverse color" option....

I guess if this was a face style and we wanted to 'spot color' an element, we could set up diferent components and scenes then import into Layout and overlay scenes.....a round about way of doing things though and getting into another topic, 'more than one style in a drawing / file'.

Five Star, Jim.
0
purpose/expression/purpose/....
User avatar
utiler 
Top SketchUcator
 

Re: [plugin] GreyscaleMode

Postby zed252000 » Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:50 pm

:knockout:
this is just Awesomely Good.
Thanks!
0
Whatever we IMAGINE....

zed252000 
 

Re: [plugin] GreyscaleMode

Postby Jim » Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:22 am

Hi Guys,

A word of caution; utiler has reported he was not able to get the right-click "revert" color option using this plugin. I'm not sure why, but it may mean that the script could "forget" your original material colors. I'm looking into it.

EDIT: There is no danger of loosing the original colors. The error was caused because the default color returns nil when asked for its material.
0
Hi

Jim 
Global Moderator
 

Re: [plugin] GreyscaleMode

Postby Dave R » Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:05 am

Jim,

Thanks for the warning. I haven't seen that problem but I'll keep my eyes open and let you know.

Dave
0
%

(THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE)

G28 X0.0 Y0.0 Z0.0

M30

%
User avatar
Dave R 
Global Moderator
 

SketchUcation One-Liner Adverts

by Ad Machine » 5 minutes ago



Ad Machine 
Robot
 

Next


 

Return to Plugins

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 19 guests

Visit our sponsors: