[Plugin] SketchyBevel 0.1(Updated May 11)

[Plugin] SketchyBevel 0.1(Updated May 11)

Postby CPhillips » Fri May 02, 2008 3:18 am

This plugin is not nearly finished yet. But it will be a little while before I am able to come back to it. So here is an early release, warts and all.

Install
-Put SketchyBevel.rb in your plugins directory.
-Select the faces you want to bevel.
-Right click and select Bevel.
-A dialog will appear.
-Amount is how far to inset the faces in decimal inches.
-Cap holes will attempt to fill in the corners of the bevel with faces. Capping holes is still buggy so you may want to do it yourself.
-Click "Ok" and it should bevel the geometry.

Known bugs
-Works by "shrinking faces" similar to the Outliner tool. If the face shrinks too much it will flip causing the geometry to be incorrect.
-I haven't figured out how to cap the holes in the end of a bevel yet. It works ok for simple shapes but more complex ones are tricky. So there is an option to cap holes or not. If you cap holes you may wind up with some extra faces that are not needed. If not you will have to cap them yourself (not too hard).
-Sometimes faces are backwards and grow rather than shrink. Delete the face and rebuild it by drawing a clockwise line.
-It doesn't yet handle the case where some of the faces in a mesh are beveled and others not.

Chris




May 11 update.
-Fixed hang bug if input box canceled.
-Beveling now works inside of groups and components.
-Bevel amount should now be in the set unit format (meters, cm, feet, etc)
-Somewhat better capping of holes. Still far from perfect. Sometimes it still leaves holes so there is a "Cap Holes" right click option.
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Re: SketchyBevel 0.1

Postby CadFather » Fri May 02, 2008 5:03 am

Chris, your genius and generosity are very appreciated - Thank you! :enlight:
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Re: SketchyBevel 0.1

Postby Stinkie » Fri May 02, 2008 6:03 am

Thank you. :ecstatic:
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Re: SketchyBevel 0.1

Postby Jean-Franco » Fri May 02, 2008 6:19 am

Thanks so much Chris. Your'e really GREAT !
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Re: SketchyBevel 0.1

Postby remus » Fri May 02, 2008 6:39 am

Cheers chris, for its current foibles this is still a wicked script.
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Re: SketchyBevel 0.1

Postby a4chitect » Fri May 02, 2008 7:46 am

thanks chris, nice little script - great idea with the face shrinking
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Re: SketchyBevel 0.1

Postby ilay7k » Fri May 02, 2008 8:32 am

Thank you for this! :ecstatic: :thumb:
Let's assemble own 7 version! :shock: :lol:
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyBevel 0.1

Postby Daniel S » Fri May 02, 2008 12:42 pm

Thank you Chris!!! :ecstatic: :ecstatic: :ecstatic:

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Re: [Plugin] SketchyBevel 0.1

Postby Ben Ritter » Fri May 02, 2008 3:15 pm

Chris, your generosity and talent are appreciated.

Thank you for sharing this.

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Re: [Plugin] SketchyBevel 0.1

Postby otb designworks » Fri May 02, 2008 4:46 pm

Thanks for this Chris! It is guys like you who keep me from getting too upset about the lack of official SU updates.
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyBevel 0.1

Postby pilou » Fri May 02, 2008 5:32 pm

Using seems some easy :fro:
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyBevel 0.1

Postby craftycurate » Fri May 02, 2008 7:49 pm

AT LAST! Can finally bevel objects which cannot be bevelled using FollowMe.

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Re: [Plugin] SketchyBevel 0.1

Postby modelhead » Fri May 02, 2008 7:58 pm

Thanks very much!!....works like a charm!!
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyBevel 0.1

Postby Marian » Fri May 02, 2008 9:36 pm

THANK YOU!!!!THANK YOU!!!!THANK YOU!!!!THANK YOU!!!!THANK YOU!!!!THANK YOU!!!! :ecstatic: :enlight:
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyBevel 0.1

Postby Jon » Fri May 02, 2008 9:48 pm

THAAANK YOU!!! :ecstatic: :ecstatic: :ecstatic:
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyBevel 0.1

Postby 3eighty » Fri May 02, 2008 9:50 pm

Whats left to say......... :ecstatic:
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyBevel 0.1

Postby Mike Lucey » Fri May 02, 2008 11:31 pm

....except THANK YOU again :thumb:
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyBevel 0.1

Postby ely862me » Fri May 02, 2008 11:36 pm

i was waiting for something like this

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Re: [Plugin] SketchyBevel 0.1

Postby chippwalters » Sat May 03, 2008 2:26 am

Very much appreciated!
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyBevel 0.1

Postby CPhillips » Sat May 03, 2008 4:24 am

You're welcome. :)

Now back to GTA....
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyBevel 0.1

Postby lapx » Sat May 03, 2008 6:52 am

Chris you da man! :fro:
Thank you kindly!
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyBevel 0.1

Postby sepo » Sat May 03, 2008 10:33 am

Nifty and very useful script. Thank you for your kindness.
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyBevel 0.1

Postby philem » Sat May 03, 2008 10:58 am

From Adelalide, South Australia...

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Re: [Plugin] SketchyBevel 0.1

Postby erikB » Sat May 03, 2008 11:47 am

Chris, thank you for this very usefull script !!! :ecstatic: Works as far as I can tell (only tried some simple forms) like a charme. Only, one question would it be difficult to implement a choice between inches and cm for the bevel width ?
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyBevel 0.1

Postby remus » Sat May 03, 2008 10:16 pm

I've found a bug: i tried just beveling a face (should have read the instructions...) and it gives me a dialog saying 'wrong arguement type false (expected array)', the problem is it is impossible to get this dialog to go away, you have to shut SU down form the task manager before you can use SU again.
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyBevel 0.1

Postby CPhillips » Sat May 03, 2008 11:29 pm

remus wrote:I've found a bug: i tried just beveling a face (should have read the instructions...) and it gives me a dialog saying 'wrong arguement type false (expected array)', the problem is it is impossible to get this dialog to go away, you have to shut SU down form the task manager before you can use SU again.


Thats too bad. Do you have any idea how to reproduce it? When I try it with a single face it doesn't do that.
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Re: [Plugin] SketchyBevel 0.1

Postby remus » Sat May 03, 2008 11:49 pm

heres a quick mock up of the thing that made it crash. I was trying to bevel the top surface, but without hidden geometry turned on.

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Re: [Plugin] SketchyBevel 0.1

Postby Jorgensen » Sun May 04, 2008 9:51 pm

Hi Chris

Thanks for this very usefull tool. I one question though, would it be possible to use it in Decimal/millimeters ? It seems to use inches, even if my drawing is set to use millimeters :-(

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Re: [Plugin] SketchyBevel 0.1

Postby kwistenbiebel » Sun May 04, 2008 10:40 pm

I just returned from a few days off at sea. Coming home is a delight :), finding this new plugin.

Thank you very much Chris. I'll be trying the script when working on a model for work tomorrow.
Kudos for these nice contributions to the SU community. Appreciated!

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Re: [Plugin] SketchyBevel 0.1

Postby spc » Mon May 05, 2008 12:59 am

Thanks Chris for share your talent, :ecstatic:
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