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Found 73 results

  1. GRZEGORZ

    Zig-Zag from NURBS curve

    Hello, I'm looking for some hits how to solve the following problem. I want to create a script that converts base curve (any Nurbs in 3D, green curve in the picture) into zigzag line around it, but on the same plane (red curve in the picture). I thought it might work in following steps: Base curve (green) -> Offest on both side -> divide curves into same number of points -> sorting points -> creating nurbs Curve based on sorted list But this fails on sorting step. I had other idea, using vectors: base curve (green) -> points on curve -> Perpendicular Vectors from these points -> every 2nd Vector turn -180deg -> move point along vectors in both directions -> creating nurbs Curve based on moved points But I don't know how to create adequate Vectors in 3D. I will most grateful for any help/hints how to solve this.
  2. Robert Anderson

    Marionette Resources for Beginners

    Hi all, I thought that I'd try and put in one place some diverse Marionette resources for you who are new to Vectorworks' algorithmic / parametric modeling tool: Basic Tutorial in Vectorworks documentation More Advanced Tutorial in Vectorworks documentation Marionette on YouTube (thank you Jim) Marionette Developer Wiki (for Pythonistas)
  3. exhibitdesigner

    Get Units in Marionette?

    I am creating a Marionette network that will create an object (trade show graphic) based on input dimensions and then populate a record with pricing ($/sq.ft.) and dimensions in inches and dimensions in millimeters. When I change the document units things get thrown off. Is there a way to have the network check the document units so the network can apply the appropriate calculations to get the same output regardless of how the document units are set? See uploaded image of how this procedure looks in vector script. Seems like there should be a Get Units node. Any help is greatly appreciated.
  4. Hello! I have question. How can I connect n-th element from different lists? The situation looks like this: there are two circles and equal numbers of points on them. I want to connect points of the same index on both curves (the 1st on one curve, and the 1st on the 2nd one, then pair of 2nds points on each curve, then 3rd and so on). I know that there is a way to do this manually (List Explode node), but how can I do it in more parametric way e.g. if I do not want to specify the exact number of points on curves, or I simply do not know how many of them are needed. Connecting Nth element.vwx
  5. Hi does anyone know how to grab the texture of a group an display it in a worksheet? I can get the texture of objects with using "Function" and "Object Texture", but even though the group is covered by a texture I can't work out how to display it in a worksheet! I have thought of using a Marionette, to put the texture name in a record and then reference that, but you can't seem to get a texture name from a Marionette either!
  6. Hi guys, I created a Marionette object and I'd like to convert to a custom plugin. Is there a simple way to do it? Or is it maybe possible to just copy the code of the marionette object and create a custom plugin object manually? Thanks in advance VvierA
  7. Thomas Gillioz

    Marionette Wrap

    Hello, I have a lot of Wraps I have to run before I export my IFC File. (about 25 Scripts) - Is is possible to make a "Mother Wrap" who runs all the wraps in a specific order ? Best regards,
  8. Hello everyone, I created a marionette object with a texture used as a visual. This appears normally in OpenGL style but in Final quality Renderworks style it is not rendered at all, instead the texture is white. Do you have any idea what could be the issue? Thanks in advance!
  9. Hello everyone, I created a marionette object with a texture used as a visual. This appears normally in OpenGL style but in Final quality Renderworks style it is not rendered at all, instead the texture is white. Do you have any idea what could be the issue? Thanks in advance!
  10. ericjhberg

    Rotation of Rectangle?

    Is there a node that can pull the rotation angle of a rectangle?
  11. rowbear97

    Symbols with embedded Marionette

    So I want to create a series of symbols that have Marionette wrappers embedded within them. The marionette wrapper would take data from an attached record defining the shape and depth of the symbol. By doing this we can have one symbol that is for all telecom hand holds and by changing the records the marionette wrapper would change the shape and depth of the symbol to match. We could then have one standard top view for a legend but on dimensional control plans we could show the accurate size and have a worksheet that quantifies all the hand holes by size. Not sure if all this made sense but the is the gist of it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 0485 services symbols.vwx
  12. ericjhberg

    Create Floor Marionette Node

    I was wondering if there is a Create Floor from Objects type of node in Marionette, or if not, could one be easily created? Not an expert here, but looking for a way to streamline the process of using this very simple geometry en masse. Thanks in advance for your help.
  13. Hi I would like to be able to apply a texture to an extrude so that it matches the width of the extrude. Also need to be able to edit the orientation. I have tried the Set Texture Size node with no luck. Cheers Kieran
  14. I am trying to write a marionette script that will place a selected titleblock border style on a selection/all of the sheet layers in a file. Is this possible? Struggling to figure it out. I have already created a script that can create all of the sheet layers I may need for a project automatically, but now I am trying to figure out the next steps to make sheet setup easier and faster. Some of the other help items I need are: A node to adjust the sheet size of selected/all sheet layers...preferably from a dropdown list of available sizes? Eventually...how to place viewports on all of the sheets, given crop objects. I'm currently studying the Automated Layout post by @DomC which is what triggered this whole light bulb in the first place. I am just thinking about all of the other objects I could add to make this more powerful How to manage viewport rotation to adjust to the page? How to place Drawing Labels in the Viewport Annotations of the viewports placed above in specific locations relative to the viewport crop? How to place scale bars in the viewport annotations in specific locations relative to the viewport crop/drawing label? How to place North Arrow symbols in the viewport annotations relative to the drawing label/scale bar and that adjust for the rotation of the viewport? How to Control the Visibilities of the Viewport (both classes and layers) by referencing Saved Views visibility states? There are tremendous opportunities here to automate a very time consuming task when there are 10s of 100s of sheet layers and viewports. Excited and hoping someone is willing to provide some assistance. Thanks.
  15. nicovanderschaaf

    Get Cell Value (Marionette)

    Hi Seems a basic network but somehow I can't get it to work... I'm trying to obtain the content from a certain worksheet cell and put it into a text. I've used some nodes found on this forum ...See files attached. Best, N. GetValue.vwx
  16. There are many ways to customize Vectorworks to better fit your needs. You can script in VectorScript or in PythonScript. You can create a Marionette network. You can create a custom worksheet. What you have not been able to do until now is find an in-person place to interact with others also interested in customizing VW. Michael Klaers and Pat Stanford (all around Good Dudes™ and frequent posters on the forum) would like to change that. But we need to judge if there is sufficient interest to make it worth our time to do the organizing. We have posted a short survey. 10 questions. You can answer them all in less than 2 minutes. Give us 10 minutes and you can have massive input into the event. We are truly interested in your responses, regardless of if you like the idea or not, we would like to get your feedback so we can see a broad cross section of users. The survey is posted at https://www.supersimplesurvey.com/survey/20404/conference-interest No personal information is required. We won't spam you. We just have this idea and want to see if others are with us. Thanks in advance. We hope the interest exists and we will see you at the first annual Customization Conference.
  17. Hello everyone. This is actually a call to the headquarter of Vectorworks Inc. As a medium advanced user and marionette-/scripting beginner I would like to make the following suggestion/wish: We need some kind of repository/depot/github kind of platform to share plugin objects / nodes (marionette AND classic vectorscript/python pio's) in a more structured and better searchable way than in this forum. I have something like the Sketchup ruby library depot in mind. If it had some github-like features, at least some versioning possibilty, it also could be used to collaboratively work on/develop plugins. This could either be a private initiative or - better - a platform set up by Vectorworks. It could even be extended to some kind of app store like AutoDesk has it since years: https://apps.autodesk.com/ to sell more complex 3rd party products. Currently I have to filter all plugins, Marionette networks and knowledge about them out of forum posts and other resources spread all over the internet and youtube. This forum is a good start and great for in-depth programming discussions and developement talk but not for collecting, sharing and browsing ready to use or ready to modify plugins and objects. I am convinced that having such a platform and community would also be a great marketing argument for Vectorworks Inc. What do you guys think about this? Really have a look at the Sketchup-plugin site - woudn't it be great to have something like this for VW? In case this would have to be made on a private basis - does anyone have a suggestion for a web application which would provide the above features? Thanks in advance for any comments or answers! Markus UPDATE, only some hours later: Great!: I just received a message from the CEO of Computerworks (the main distributor/customizer for the german Version of VW) that VW Inc. is in fact working on exactly such a global platform which will be released within "only a fiew weeks"! So lets look forward to that! Wonder if someone from VW Inc. could provide us a sneek-peek-screenshot of the new platform here in this forum.
  18. nicovanderschaaf

    Update on move

    Hi I've created a marionette object that pulls data from a large worksheet (list of objects with specifications) into a new worksheet (one object with specifications). When the large worksheet is updated I 'move' the marionette object so it updates the new worksheet (updated specifications). Basically everything works fine. But I'm wondering if it's possible to create some sort of update button so you don't have to move the object? Preferrably it is a new marionette object that updates all of the newly created worksheets...at this moment I have to move all of the objects manually and since marionette can make things easier... Anyone? Nico
  19. Lauren Nayman

    Rotate Points Grid

    I wrote a script that creates a grid of rectangles (to be a column grid) based on points a set distance away from each other within a polyline boundary. How can I rotate the grid so that rather than the rectangles being rotated relative to the world XY, the GRID is rotated to align with the polyline (i.e., the grid's rotation is the same as the polyline, so the rectangles are rotated 0deg relative to the polyline). Part 1 is the script as it stands and Part 2 is the script when it's run.
  20. ericjhberg

    Set Fill to None

    I can't seem to figure out how to set an objects fill to none using any of the nodes present in the default library. Is there a Fill Style set of nodes I am missing? I've been able to figure out how to set fills, but not adjust the fill style to none. Any ideas?
  21. I was wondering if there is a modification to the Offset Poly node that would allow it to Close Open Curves in a similar manner to the way the offset tool can work when this option is selected?
  22. ericjhberg

    Send to Surface Node?

    I am trying to figure out if there is a node or if it is possible to code a custom node to "Send To Surface" where input objects can be sent to a Site Model?
  23. As promised, I wanted to highlight some new things you'll see for Marionette in Vectorworks 2017! I've made a little video with snippets of the improved features, and although I haven't gotten to it yet, I'll go into greater depth of the more complicated features and how you could incorporate them into your workflow! (I know, I'm a slacker, but I still haven't gotten over hearing my own voice... so recording more videos has been slightly traumatic.) If you have any questions, big or small, I'm available almost all of the time (while I'm not eating or sleeping) to obsess over Marionette with you!
  24. MaWi

    Input Node OIP in Wrapper

    Hi Marionette Fans Is it possible to create a Input Node for the OIP which can stored in a Wrapper? At the moment I use a "pass" in the Wrapper. Because I use the same Wrapper more than once in the same Marionette Object it would be helpful if I can store the Input Node in the Wrapper. Best regards, Marc
  25. Heblon

    Mirror Node

    Hey there, as far as I know it isn't possible to mirror a group that contains groups, right? Might there be a other way to handle the problem, for example to ungroup, mirror and than group the group as it was before? Or is a simple 2D mirror operation possible with the "transform2" node? Cheers!

 

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