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  1. 5 minutes ago, Kazemester said:


    I know how to isolate points, what i ment is imagine a big pointcloud and you just want to hide some points in the middle. There are always other points in your way from your pov but using clipcube could solve this problem...or at least i thought it does. But when i isolated those points the other points were isolated as well outside the clipcube (which were not visible  outside the clipcube).

    Yes, I get it. The clip cube is a visibility thing. That's sometimes counter-intuitive as you would expect objects that are hidden to behave like they are hidden and not be affected by selection. I cannot imagine dealing with point clouds without the clip cube but I share your view on how it should behave.

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  2. @STA check your network again. I had a quick look - when I alt-drag your Marionette to make a copy, the new object gets corrupted. I'm not saying there is not a bug also (I had a similar thing happening with the "Set 2D Vertex" node in wrapped objects) but I would first try and fix the network.



  3. On 7/22/2019 at 3:57 PM, Tamsin Slatter said:

    Hmm, I don't know Stephan, but I will check. But I am very excited to see a new version of your Books tool!

    Hi Tamsin, I have now posted a DropBox link. Upload is terminated with unknown error (-200). I have included some lever arch files in the embedded library of symbols.


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  4. 1 hour ago, Nicolas Goutte said:

    Jim Wilson has once ago meant that the limit was 2 MB. No idea if this limit from 2015 is still valid.


    I don't think this was ever true for the Marionette section. Books 2.2 have 331.1MB, Books 2.3 have 337.8MB. My guess is something broke somewhere on the way.

  5. After some major refactoring (actually, a rewrite), the network has become more elegant and much smaller. Modifying the points before they are fed into the polygon proves much faster and more manageable. Now, it's also easier to add more options (movement of vertices along the x axis?). And since the "Set 2D vertex" node is now redundant, the whole Marionette works as an object.





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  6. Added some numbering and introduced a second random parameter. Now, each of the four vertices is randomly moved in y direction. It's actually something I needed as well¬†so you're in luck ūüôā. I have filed a bug about the object node not playing nice with the¬†"Set 2D Vertex" node¬†so once that's fixed this will be quite a fun object to play with.





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  7. I've actually done it. It doesn't convert to an object node. The "Set 2D Vertex" node fails inside the object node. @Marissa Farrell can you confirm?

    @mickcullinan you need to pick the offset values out of a list of random values and apply those offsets to the vertices in each poly. Looks a bit messy because I was not able to enter more than one value for the "Set 2D Vertex" node. I think that is actually supposed to work. I suppose you want the top and bottom rows to remain flat on the outside. The "Remove At" node is good for picking every nth value. Careful if you have more offset values than polygons because the last poly will receive the last value in the list. Better to strip the excess ones using "Split List" (although that's kinda hacky).

    This can probably be done more elegantly but it works.



  8. You will need to find a way to align those vertices if you want to make an object from this Marionette network. Those vertices are going to realign. The offset fed into the index port of the Split List node is likely going to be different for different polylines.

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  9. You were on the right track. I don't think you need to do much sorting because the duplicates are all created in order. You need to target the relevant circles' indices. Each index is a poly vertex. Try the "every other" node.


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