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  1. hi Alan here is the file one layer with the old node and one with the modified they both have the same name sorry
  2. After getting crazy having double object when I wrapped or converted my script, I went into the planar node and found out that when you subtract, the subtracted object was not deleted. So as you use the object some double appears. This is not appearing if you don’t wrap. Therefore going to the basics (vector script) I found that if you change: “newObj = vs.ClipSurfaceN(blank, tool)” in “newObj = vs.ClipSurface(blank, tool)” taking the N out, the object is deleted. Hope this helps others
  3. hello quick answer about ordering. You can find in " Marionette OIP ordering bug " in the marionette forum the way to count after 9. It took me a while to understand when it can work and when it doesn't...
  4. Hello you can do the polygone with points from a list. I did it for the "Marionette customizable baluster" and in the answer to Marissa's "Marionette Piano Key Layout". You can find them in the ressource share forum. Hope this helps
  5. sorry for the late continuation I couldn’t log in For those following this post, with Marrissa’s help, the solution is in the attached file. At the moment this is an Erco lighting track. if you go in control geometry you can change it for whatever you want. It helps a lot when you have to get the info from the spreadsheet. Please fill free to use. Later I will try to change the name because when you sort by name = 0, by type it comes as Marionette object (normal). Not easy when in the document you start to have plenty of different Marionette objects, they all get selected at the same time
  6. There is confusion between software use and reading here because the contractor wants the use of BIM VW has been BIM forever this is what IFC is for (the little text at the bottom right corner of the OIP). It's a bit long to explain in this post how to correctly export in IFC but if your objects on the plan have their IFC correlation, (this is done automatically with walls) then any BIM reader can use the file. I was confused the first time I encountered this case but now it ok. With the BIM but you never work on a BIM file, you just read the other persons work and you are not allowed to touch any of the other members work. If something doesn’t work (like a pipe crossing a structural beam) the pipe builder has to meet with the structure builder who will take the responsibility to make the hole in the structure or ask the pipe guy to change the way. What is good with BIM is that in return no one can change your work but only send you some messages saying there is a conflict. When you receive a IFC file open it on a separate document and bring it as an external ref via a viewport . Of course it would be great to be able to import revit files but again if so you’ll have to consider them as dwg files and not BIM. Try to find out if the contractor can read the IFC export this is the best. On my side I am checking the quality of my exports with SOLIBRI viewer before sending the files.
  7. Hello I would like to get the values from the IOP here ‘taille’ (see capture) in the spreadsheet I found out how to get the node name, not really useful or the generic name in this case Objet Marionette, not really useful when you start having different types of Marionette object in your drawing. I built a database (very simple) where of course I can have the name of my object. The lg refers to the length I could put in the database, but then it won’t change if the ‘taille’ value changes in the OIP In the capture, the added column ‘taille’ is just a name in the sheet It would be great to be able to get the values and all the information we have in the OIP in the spreadsheet. Anyone has an idea?
  8. Hello I just return from Light &Building in Frankfurt and asked the manufacturers about BIM and IFC concerning their lighting products (like tracks) and fixtures. Not one has given suitable answer: “they are working on it”. Before even getting to code numbers, I dream of IFC given by the manufacturers in their tech sheets. This would solve lots of future problems in BIM 2, one could use the BIM file or draw some similar objects and be sure the IFC is equal to the manufacturers one. Therefore export in IFC would be simple and not lotto concerning communication between the different users. At this time a light designer invents, picking up from what exists, at the end the project is loaded with useless IFC copying one another without being accurate. The second step in vw is just a Marionette node dragging from an Excel or library file and added in the OIP to the design object.
  9. hello distributor is Cesyam (in France of course)
  10. lot of sense I’ll have to change my glasses, I didn’t see the – sign in shell2 I will try to convert into solid in the path extrude node in case this is the pb
  11. Nice Marissa! Could you explain why, if you divide by 2 and convert into solid they all go in the same direction. I am totally in the fog. Maybe I should do the same with my picture frame to see if the path extrude node is not converting the result into invisibility…
  12. Marissa wouldn’t it be even easier if we could get the info straight out of the door OIP in the advanced parameters “façade” where the frame is define. I tried to get the info as shown with the eliodon in the webinar session but you don’t reach those parameters
  13. hello I worked on your script to try to find a solution The first part of the script misses the beginning point so I took the info from your object. Than (I don’t know if this is what you want) instead of having a distance I gave a number of cuts; in my try I could not divide 5000/150= 33,33333 so nothing was centered. it was difficult to see what was wrong. From this I cut your script after “contour” to see how it worked. In this case the nurbs are placed correctly. I checked the nurbs directions they are all alike. The bizarre part comes later when you shell. I drew some lines to see how the shell went and you can see some are going left and some are going right, but they stick to the given distance. I can’t find a reason so lets hope someone understands…
  14. hello Marissa have you done this with Marionette ? Would it be related to my double frame ? Great to see it's coming along
  15. Hi Jim I would like the same debug tool that could work inside a script. At the moment you need to isolate the wrapper and cut all the connections or to copy and paste in a new document to be able to read the figures with the debugger.
  16. UNGLAUBLICH herrliche I will look at the script to understand the way you achieve it
  17. Thanks Marissa I also wanted to manage using the parametric constraint but only works in 2D if you could have a look at my frame pb in the 'visible invisible and ohhhh textures'post it would be great
  18. New goal: I built a frame for a door. When I run the script the frame moves with the door. If I change the door’s place and run the script again, the frame sticks to the door's new place. Question: I can I achieve the same result when the script is converted into a Marionette object? As soon as it’s converted it won’t follow my door.
  19. hello Where can I find the last existing nodes or the one that have been modified without waiting for sp3? I heard something about it in the webinar but… forgot when. Thanks in advance
  20. Hi Thank you for the proposal of using symbols. I though about it but not two frames in the exhibit are alike so at the end you have too many symbols with too many names. What I am trying to achieve is a tool that anyone in the office can use (they are phobic about symbols and 3d so the path is long). That’s why having to change the measures in the OIP as they work in plan view seems to be a good start. Marionette is a try; when I want to go fast I work in VW the normal way with section and path extrude etc. I tried you idea of ending with attributes node, the script is working even when you envelope but not if you convert into object. As for the texture problem it shows in my showcase example we spoke about where textures are switching without advice if you move some sizes in the OIP. For an exhibit,in the showcase I should have a texture for the back, one for the glass and I can have one for the sides. So we are talking of 2 different classes for 1 showcase, not including the glass (same for all showcases) and the external frame (usually painted the same as the wall). If I have 30 showcases my class palette is too long to be efficient, the way it works in the OIP (scrolling) is the good solution. The truth is that being curious I want to understand the why of this situation.
  21. This new topic refers to disappearing object between 2d and 3d. This time part of the frame becomes invisible after crossing the path extrude node when you switch to resultant object. If you only envelope no pb the script works fine. any idea (Alan I have been trying almost everything I could) Second part of the topic Textures are turning crazy as soon as you change a number in the OIP if you are in open gl or in render mode. Usually ‘Verre mineral’ becomes ‘R_Verdure1’ or something else Please help
  22. The goal is to be able to add a second frame to doors inserted in walls. For the moment if you add a frame it goes only on one side. I would like to have it on both sides. Thanks to webinar IV, I know how to get the info about the door (object by criteria, get parametric records, etc) in this case you only get the first set of info 17 parameters very useful to shape a new frame but… Where do I get the second set of info (advanced button in the OIP) that gives the size of the frame so I could link them to my new frame. As well I need to get the wall info and in this case execute the script returns and error (see picture) any idea ?
  23. No thanks a lot I will use the "image from url" node (slightly modified) to place the paintings right in the back of the frame. The goal is to get the info out of a Filemaker base where all the infos about the paintings are stored and link the frame size to it. This way at the instant I pick up a painting it will be at the back of the frame at the right size, a good way to highjack Sarah’s script in the last webinar session. Not all paintings have glass and then reflexion will be too long to calculate for my poor render (usually 4 to 8 bounces). If you have any idea why textures are getting crasy or why the frame does not appear...
  24. Alan I opened your file and you encounter the same problem as I do See the pictures top view object and top view wrapper When you convert into object, the only part you get to see is the back rectangle of the frame. The path extruded part, where you can change the size and the deepness of the frame, does not appear if you stay in wrapped it works. Concerning the textures I don’t know why they are moving from one name to the other, what I found out is that when you try a texture it won’t appear unless the texture is already in the document. Then if you change a parameter in open gl mode (like a size) the texture at the end of the script will switch to a new name. Truly when I am finished with the museum objects modeling I would like to use them to work and at this minute the marionette textured object is not safe enough to be included in a project where I can have lots of different textures. At the end Marionette should make us gain time and not flip out because rendering is crazy inside the script

 

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