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Marissa Farrell

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  1. Marissa Farrell

    Objects without faces!?

    OIP stands for Object Info Palette. (fun tip - if an acronym is used regularly here and has a dotted line beneath it, hovering over it with your cursor will display what it stands for.)
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    Displaying light objects in Open GL

    @Tamsin Slatter is correct that you are limited to 8 lights in OpenGL.
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    Text in Worksheet causes crash

    Additionally - have you updated to 2019 SP 3.1?
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    Text in Worksheet causes crash

    Hi! Would it be possible to send me the files that you are having issues with privately as well as which cells you're editing when encountering the issue? I'd like to see if we can reproduce and submit a bug on your behalf for our engineers. Thank you!
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    Locking something and not have it highlighted

    I'd like to add to @SMannVW and state that you could use the Interactive Appearance Settings button in the Interactive tab to change the highlighting of locked objects. In the Interactive Appearance Settings dialog, there are two options you may want to modify: Object Highlighting - Locked Object Highlighting - Pre-Selection - Locked If you change both of their Opacity sliders to 0, objects will not highlight ever when they are locked. If you would like to keep the locked objects highlighted when selected, only change the second option.
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    two or more Valve nodes, which one takes presidence ??

    Also, @IJSSEL provided an example that unfortunately gives an identical failure, which is still where I am stuck. You cannot have both mirrored, when Y is checked, checking X makes no difference.
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    two or more Valve nodes, which one takes presidence ??

    The only thing a valve node will do is suppress anything beyond it in the network - since neither of the valves in this node connect in any way, they will remain independent - there is no issue with this network with regards to Valves.
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    two or more Valve nodes, which one takes presidence ??

    I'm looking into this for you, though I'm at the same crossroads you found yourself at 🙂 I'll let you know if I get anywhere with it, it may just be that the symbol isn't enjoying being mirrored, though I'm unsure at this time. (My test axis drawing is working fine, the mirroring is the only thing failing - I'm hesitant to blame it on the Valves.)
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    Set View Matrix

    So, I looked into this today and unfortunately at one point we introduced a method behind-the-scenes to fix a bug in Marionette Objects (they weren't always drawing correctly when in a 3D view) that saves and restores the current view after a Marionette network is run. Because of this, unfortunately there's no way to set a view using a Marionette network. I put in a request to look for an alternative method to solve the Marionette Object issue which will directly fix this issue and I'll try my best to let you know if and when that happens 🙂
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    Set View Matrix

    I don't believe we have a node in default content that will work for this, but I can look into providing you with a custom one. The Set View Matrix node does not appear to work in the way you'd wish (I've never used this node and am not exactly sure what its application would be)
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    Create objects from shapes in Marionette

    There are a couple of options for this. 1) If you want to run a script on selected shapes (or shapes by a different criteria), you can create a Marionette Menu Command using the Objects by Criteria node with criteria of Selected (this can be populated in 2019 by using the Criteria configuration... button in the OIP). This object will not be tied to Marionette directly after the menu command is run and will limit your customization abilities. 2) If you want to be able to reshape the starting shape in the future, you can use a Control Geometry node and place your starting shape in the Control Geometry group of a Marionette object. This will remain as a Marionette Object (which is similar to a plug in object) and will refresh when edited. I'd be more than happy to go over either method (or both) with you if you need some direction.
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    ExportImageFile does nothing

    vs.PutFile() is used for text files, but you want to create an image file. I suggest building your path using vs.GetFolder() You also will not need to use vs.Close() after making this change. fileName = vs.GetFolder('Choose path:')[1] + 'image.bmp' (You need to extract the second output from GetFolder, which is why the [1] is after it.)
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    Updating Record from Excel Spreadsheet

    There currently aren't nodes for native worksheets in the default content, though I've also written a handful of those. Either way, we can get information in, so it's whatever you think will work best for you!
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    Pop-up Dialog and Valve Node

    You can customize the Popup List node in the library to contain these choices. In order to do so, you will need to delete the line at the very top that begins with #COMMAND You can edit the values you want displayed in the 13th line. The output will be an integer, the outputs start at 0, so if you select the top item in the list, the output will be 0, the second item in list will be 1, and so-forth. You can then use an Equals node to define your boolean input to the valve nodes. Let me know if I need to clarify better 🙂
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    Updating Record from Excel Spreadsheet

    If the excel file is saved as a .csv, you can use the nodes in the File I/O category to pull information from it. I don't have any examples handy, but I'll make a note to try to get something simple together.
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    Disabling tool command pop-ups after selecting tool

    Great! Glad you were able to find a solution 🙂
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    Disabling tool command pop-ups after selecting tool

    Yep, I was going to guess that if you're single-clicking that you might have a mouse issue. A quick google search brought me to this site which might let you test some click events? https://unixpapa.com/js/testmouse.html
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    Disabling tool command pop-ups after selecting tool

    This is the dialog you get when you double click on a tool. Are you single clicking or double clicking?
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    Getting Group Texture in Worksheet

    Can you provide me with an example group? It's possible to extract the texture from objects within a group using Marionette, and testing with a group containing one object I'm getting decent results, but the issue will be if you have multiple objects within the group that have different textures. I am unable to pull the texture of the group directly which leads me to believe it may not be possible.
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    Cannot search Resource Manager

    You can try refreshing your libraries - Click on the drop arrow next to the gear icon at the top of the Resource Manager and select Refresh Libraries This will update the database which may help?
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    Adding/Amending records - Simple Questions

    You can use the orange "String" node. I'll make a note to update the concatenate node to accept all types of input.
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    Adding/Amending records - Simple Questions

    whoops! Here you go. Marionette_Concatenate_MFarrell.vwx
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    Adding/Amending records - Simple Questions

    You have a few options here , two of which: You could use the Objects by Criteria node to create a set of criteria to define the objects to run the network You could create a menu command that would run on selected objects (you would still use the Objects by Criteria node in this situation, but you could not run the network directly from the drawing area if it's set to run on selected objects) You can perform math on these values prior to writing them to the record, we currently don't have a node that will do this automatically for you I've attached a file that shows how to use the Concatenate node for this purpose Hopefully I covered everything 🙂 Please let me know if you have any other questions or get stuck anywhere else, I'm more than happy to help.
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    Alert Dialog and Attribute Popup

    I've attached a file with a few examples of how to use the custom tag nodes I created in November. Please let me know if you need additional help. Marionette_SetObjectTags_MFarrell.vwx
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    Alert Dialog and Attribute Popup

    There currently isn't a node in default content, but I believe I have one floating around. I will look for it and get back to you.


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