# A Marionette Tutorial

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Attached is a file that can be used as an exercise to practice Marionette. Going though the saved views, you can follow step by step instructions to build geometry. There are also files with the solutions to the exercises.

Tutorial_01_Exercises.vwx

Tutorial_01_Solutions_1-5.vwx

Tutorial_01_Solutions_6-7.vwx

Tutorial_01_Solutions_8-9.vwx

Edited by MarissaF

Sarah,

Must have been asleep when this post came out, This is great and a lot of work has gone into them.

Belated thanks.

More sleepless nights.

Again

Alan, I don't think you were asleep. There's something weird about the date of this post. It may have been an internal only post that recently was revealed. Its dated before the VW2016 release....

Kevin

We also had a mishap with the default setting of the Marionette forums to only show posts back to a certain time frame. We updated this (a few months ago?) to show all posts from as far back as they exist, so it may have slipped by that way.

Alan, I don't think you were asleep. There's something weird about the date of this post. It may have been an internal only post that recently was revealed. Its dated before the VW2016 release...

^^^

Sarah,

Thanks for this, very informative and I learnt a lot.

I fully recommend anyone to do this exercise, and don't forget it has the solutions that assist. (not like me who didn't look at these till I realized just before putting a question into the forum for help).

One of the biggest lightbulb moment was gaining a better understanding as to how a network operates. This is apparent when you look at the curve from corners. My understanding is the program loops through the network to do each one, one at a time, it doesn't come to this point and does all at once.

You can create some nice objects with this network principle.

Anyway thanks

Edited by Alan Woodwell

More on the Exercise.

From the tutorial this has transpired.

Free form table base. Keep the ratio of the Degree of rotation to 1/10 of base height. if breaks just undo and play with the numbers.

Will fix it later.

Edited by Alan Woodwell

You can Extrude along the Path which are created by the network.

Create your own Symbols, Make sure when you create the symbol tick the box to create group otherwise they don't extrude.

Edited by Alan Woodwell

Could you repost the files? I'd like to give it a go, too..

I attached Sarah's files back to her original post!

Let us know how it goes for you!

Thanks, Marissa!

Went smoothly, apart from a bunch of errors I encountered for wrong naming of nodes inside a wrapper. I named them before and then they worked quite well, but after wrapping they went on strike. Might be worth looking into this more, imho it would be better to get an error from the start than only after wrapping.

It also was interesting to see in Sarah's solution for the last exercise she paralleled the connections to a rotate Node and to a move node, and in the end there was only one object both moved and rotated. makes sense if the connections are handles and not objects, but its always interesting to see. (I had them in a row)

Thanks for the exercise files, about to do some more learning.

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