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  1. ¢hris £und

    Simple Snapping Question

    Two, what version of fZ are you using? I created a script do do this for v9.x. the script still needs some work, as it is dependent on some changes to the SDK. But, it is functional. Sorry, only works on 9.x The script allows for a lot more positions than just center. Minimums, Maximums Middle and Center of Gravity of each of the objects considered. All of which should yield (if my logic/math is correct) 144 possible positions. The tricky bit, is it currently cannot use pick order but has to use object creation order. So, you have to Cut and paste the object you want to be displaced (this action puts it as being created last in the objects List) When the SDK allows for pick order, I will update the script. Hope this helps! ¢£
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    Skybound, I like that! As more in-depth tutorials come available, they can be linked to the Wiki. And if a tutorial has multiple steps, each step can be linked into their appropriate wiki section/page. Tech, Any thoughts? ¢£
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    Mike, We don't know if they have 3 or 300 employees. Documentation on a product that has what, 289 tools just on the main toolbar, each with multiple options... another 94 throughout the interface for a total of 383 tools Add to that, the interface, the palettes, extensions, menu items... No small task. If they do it, they should do it for the best case for the widest audience possible. Print: doesn't seem to be it anymore. But, to be honest, I do not know that. Additionally, most of the behavior is already out there. Which, I suspect, is why there hasn't been a lot of focus on it for a while. Though, I do agree, a 1 stop shop with uniformity and consistency is best. Maybe ADS would be interested in a joint effort. They could dictate quality control and Style guide. Willing users could supply the content. Regardless of how it is done... I think we can agree, it needs to be done. But, I suppose if we have to dicker on the shape of the table first, that has to be first. ** •• https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiXuMf70N3vAhXVLs0KHd8xDfMQFjABegQICBAD&url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FParis_Peace_Accords&usg=AOvVaw3uQIy3FOtrQtXtnEU26fZq
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    If we decide this should be a user's project. And a common template/style is agreed upon. We all could offer select tools to contribute in order to distribute the load. I would offer up the Unfold and if nobody else would want to, the lofting tools. Others possibly. I think that in addition to a simple "this is the tool" GIF/Video. It should be considered that the mini-tutorials should have intermediate explanations too. For example, it is one thing to show how the unfold tool works in a GIF. But it is another to be able to exploit it to great advantage. ¢£
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    Learning Python with fZ slant

    Justin, I have been working through the documentation again. and playing with some ideas for my personal curiosity. I could probably get some really basic videos out. Right now, in my opinion, the SDK needs a lot added to it to offer true value. I am not sure if that would frustrate people or not. That being said, I am pretty sure that is coming, and I suppose it wouldn't hurt for people to dip their toes into it. Makes for not having to learn it all at once. I suppose that the more people that show interest, may provide an impetus as well. Too, python really has a lot of uses outside of formZ too. Right now, I am building a system to read PDF Purchase orders I get emailed to me. Extract the data, populate that data into our accounting system, build Packing List labels in PDF format and print them out... etc... I have a long way to go, but I do have the PDF data extraction and the building the PackList Labels functional. Most of the work was done over the weekend. ¢£
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    Python Console

    Justin, I absolutely agree. Sometimes just to have the ability to type in simple things like division in edit fields would be a profound improvement. A python console, however, would yield far more abilities too. And, if there were a method to copy the results to the active field.... whoa! ¢£
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    I would like to see what you have in mind! ¢£
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    Left field, far out suggestion

    Justin, Fair insight. As much as I want full integration of Python scripting. I think I could wait for it to have something like this. ¢£
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    formZ Still SLOW...

    Recombatant, eGPUs from what I understand will only aid you in rendering and OpenGL render modes. They will not help at all with importing data or other formZ operations, as that is not what they are designed for. And, they are not designed for these kinds of operations simply because these operations work as single-threaded, not highly parallel operations. What may be more of a help is understanding what data you are importing, from what other application and file format you are using. ¢£
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    One click edge to edge mapping tool

    pkcn, Does this tool not do what you need? ¢£
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    One click edge to edge mapping tool

    I built a random mapper script for 6.x. when the functionality becomes available again, I can adapt it. Right now, I think all we can do is assign materials. No control over them. If anybody still uses 6.x and wants to try it, I can post it here.
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    Python Console

    Tech, Where is the output go from a print() function? It isn't the System terminal. or system python console. Or at least not in a most obvious way. Too, I notice a great number of the print functions are in fact functions. Resembling python 3.x as opposed to 2.7. Thanks! ¢£
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    3 Point Align

    Ok, Digging into this, I see no way to do it directly. There doesn't appear to be (in the documentation) a way to detect mouse information such as position or clicking etc... So, that means any current iteration will have to be pre-pick only. As mentioned above though, we cannot tell which points were picked when. *** Which, then means, we would have to figure out a method for keeping track of the order of the nodes picked and their order. At the moment, the only thing I can think of is to write them to a temporary file. And getting them selected and tracking the order will be at best, kludgey. *** This may be a limitation of fZ using Python 2.7 Python has a list object type called a "Dictionary" and of P2.7 dictionaries are unordered. There are just no two ways about it. (in versions 3.6 and newer, dictionaries have become ordered) Though, I am not sure that this is the issue or not. It is a possibility, however. I will continue to think about this, however. ¢£
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    3 Point Align

    Looking. Currently, all scripts are "Utility" scripts. So, until I look further, my guess is it will not behave quite the same way. I don't recall off the top of my head to see if click points can be tracked. That will be the first thing to consider. Pre-picking is currently NOT available since the API does not keep the list in order. So, there is no way to know which object was picked first or last. However, I will have to dig in to see if we can get at least some partial functionality. ¢£
  15. ¢hris £und

    union bug

    Me, not being an architect, I would probably draw out the profile of the roof then extrude or use the "reshape" tool to get the final shape. For me, that would be faster than trying to figure out what slope, rise/run yadda yadda I want/need. If you are using the "free" version and it doesn't have the roof too (I don't know if the free version has it or not,) this method would still work. I think Architects being more practiced at that kind of thinking, the roof tool would suit best, if available. ¢£