Marionette - Nodes

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  1. Basic Reshape SolidScale in x,y,z

    This Nodes breaks up and scale a 3D Solid Geometry and the result is similar like a 2D Geometry reshaped by the 2D Reshape Tool.
    The Input Geometry (Geometries) have to be grouped. You can input it from symbol or control geometry. 
     
    The Node is designed with some love to detail and make the job in many situation just right. It follows some rules:
    1. reference Point is left bottom back
    2. Overlapping geometries over the zero point to left, back or bottom are handled symmetric. You can use locus points to direct the correct symmetry.
    3. The nodes cut a geometry in 3 parts. the end parts are called "caps". The Node allows to scale the caps or the middle part (in most cases the right mode)
    4. It is necessary the input geometry is a group.
    5. Grouped Objects completely inside caps, will be moved as well
    6. Objects between the caps, will be moved half value
     
    This advantage of this node, is to allow an incredible fast production of a specific type of PlugIn Objects (Reshape in x, y, z direction Middle Part is scaled like Tables, Pillars, Handles etc.)
     
     Movies:
     
    Simple Example (Pillar):
    https://youtu.be/F6BIe8d0mTs
     
    More Complex Example(Window Element):
    https://youtu.be/pJ9R8UWyM7Y
     
    Further Examples:
    https://youtu.be/uRwDU-KTRjw
     
     
     

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  2. Reshape Node 2D

    https://youtu.be/vuCvK4OwN80 German Movie
    https://youtu.be/Nm0te1zmpVY English Movie
     
    Structure of the Input:
     
    1. Group with Geometry group (send to back) and Reshape Zone definition (send to front). Best practice is to use a blue smbol without screen plane objects
    2. Reshape Zone group has further groups. Every reshape zones (polygons) is grouped with a dimension object. The dimension is the link to the script. The parameter name is a prefix of the dimension text
    3. Use one of the existing examples to understand the system
     
    Limitations:
     
    1. Supportes not 3D, Chain Dimension, path objects, rectangles. Container objects are not reshaped but moved (like the reshape tool)
    2. user origin has to be set to vectorworks origin
    3. not mix of screen-plane and layer plane. Use all layer-plane
    4.  ...
     
     
     
     
    Parametric Symbol.vwx
    Parametric Symbol v2018.vwx

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  3. Align Objects

    This node will take an anchor object and a list of other objects to align.
    The OIP has X and Y position options on how the objects should be aligned.
     
    This node will only align objects in 2D.

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  4. DomC - Text and String Nodes

    10 cool nodes for text and string. Replacing, separating, coloring, Dimension Text Size, 

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  5. DomC - Import / Export Nodes

    Great nodes to use in real money making projects. PDF, SketchUp, Import csv, import ini 

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  6. DomC - Record Nodes

    GetRNames(good), RecToTable(powerfull), GetMultiRecValues (specific usecase)

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  7. DomC - Operation Nodes

    PutByRefPoint(great, powerful), LinearArea(good), ConvertToGroup (very specific)

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  8. Some Point Nodes

    Hello
     
    I putted some of my geometry-math-point nodes (resource-browser-ready) together on a single file. I started to clean up all my marionette stuff, so I think here is a more secure place to store, as on my desktop :-)

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  9. Golden Angle Node

    The golden angle node will give you the location of points following the 'Golden Spiral' which presents itself everywhere in nature.

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  10. Print Node

    This Node makes debugging more comfortable especially inside wrappers.
    You can select weather if the incoming values will be printed into a text object right under the node or into the python console.
    Time of the execution and type of the items can be printed optionally. I integradet the object type list from the appendix site to translate the type id into a string ( 5 = Polygon... )
     
    You can also define filter conditions as Python statement in the oip of the node. Variable X is replaced by the  values. Check out the example in the VWX.
     

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  11. DomC - System Info and Action Nodes

    A collection of some custom nodes for file and system actions.
     
    1. "OpenDocFolder" --> Open a finder or explorer window. As example the folder of the open document.
    2. "ListDir" --> Lists Files and Folders of a specific path.
    3. "FileInfo" --> A detailed list with file infos like file size, path, permission, last edit etc.
    4. "DateTime" --> Returns the actual date and time.
    5. "PlayMP3" --> I nice one, which presents the potential by controlling external apps like an mp3 player etc.
    6. "FetFilesInFolder" --> Returns files of a specific type (by suffix) from a specific folder
    7. "DialogFolder" --> A dialow window to choose a folder
     
     

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  12. Open Database Connection (ODBC)

    ODBC connection is useful for those that have an external database and want to use values from it within Vectorworks. It is also helpful going the other way, allowing users to edit their external database from within Vectorworks.
    These are more advanced nodes that will require an understanding of setting up and working with external databases.

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