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Parametric Books 2.3

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  • Places books in a row using different types of chaotic or not-so-chaotic arrays
  • Eliminates books that are too tall or wide for the box
  • Allows to randomize the sequence of placement within each book collection
  • Option to repeat the list to fill long shelves
  • Six different types of random angles or all straight
  • Offset from shelf edge (Random Max/Min)
  • Allows for any number of stacks in-between standing books
  • Number of books per stack (Random Max/Min)
  • Offset and angles for stacked books (Random Max/Min)
  • Option to have only stacks, no upright books


Known Issues:

  • The gap between angled books and stacks is not correct. I won't fix it 🙂



*** Configure your books using the Marionette instance provided in the document. Then, make a copy. Ungroup that copy to lock its values. Start over. This will speed up your workflow considerably and you won't have to wait for each Marionette instance to recompile ***


What's New in Version 2.1   See changelog


  • Fixed a problem with the 'Hardcover' library where the shelf cage had to be 2000mm deep x 2000mm tall for any books to be shown
  • Converted to run with VWX 2019
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Guest Pieter-Jan Vermeire

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Love it

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

I use often this plug in and find it simply awesome! Great work!!!



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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Beautiful, love it, thanks Stephan.

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Tamsin Slatter

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Thanks for this amazing tool Stephan. A huge timesaver for interior scenes and will work really nicely for all Vectorworks users, but especially Interiorcad users.

I love the Penguin classic covers too.

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