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From: Michael Gibson [#61]
 21 Jul 2016
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Hi blindfoldjump,

re:
> sorry about me not educating myself on the topic properly before suggesting things.

No worries at all - right now with there being no central script repository it's just normal that you wouldn't necessarily be able to find one particular thing like that and you'd have to ask to discover it. In the future when I'm able to make a script repository that's browsable from within MoI that will help with discovering such things.

- Michael

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From: Dan (MONTAGMAN) [#62]
 21 Jul 2016
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My only request is that it still be able to run on Linux. Either natively or with Wine is fine with me. :)

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From: blindfoldjump [#63]
 22 Jul 2016
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Looking forward to that script repository, sounds great!

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From: Dzeko [#64]
 27 Jul 2016
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1/ Unfold / Flatten tool ( Unfold curved surface capabalities )
2/ Export dimension tool

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From: Michael Gibson [#65]
 27 Jul 2016
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Hi Dzeko, re: #1 unfolding, unfortunately unrolling surfaces is a quite complex area of work because it's not mathematically possible to unroll just any curved surface to a flat sheet without stretching things, that's only physically possible with a special category of curved surfaces called "developable surfaces".

Surfaces in MoI are not restricted to only be constructed as developable surfaces, so it would be kind of weird to have an unfold surface tool which didn't work on most things that you constructed in MoI, there would probably need to be a whole set of special developable surface construction and analysis tools in order for that to really make sense, but that makes this a quite complex intertwined set of specialized features which is unlikely to happen in MoI anytime soon.

Rhino does have some of those tools though, if you need surface unrolling now you can use Rhino in combination with MoI to do it.

- Michael

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From: Dzeko [#66]
 27 Jul 2016
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thank you for explanation M.G

i talk more about a very simple flatten surface.

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From: Frenchy Pilou (PILOU) [#67]
 27 Jul 2016
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You have FormZ Free for Unfold! ;)
Minute 24.10

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From: Michael Gibson [#68]
 27 Jul 2016
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Hi Dzeko,

> i talk more about a very simple flatten surface.

What is the end goal of your simple flattening - something like making paper cutouts? Rolling sheet metal to make metal panels? Or something different?

- Michael

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From: Dzeko [#70]
 27 Jul 2016
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yes like the unfold from form-z

for now i export in .obj and realize this task in the last mentioned

and make me nervous that i have to go out of Moi for this task...

( i create some metalic profil,( surface works good no need solid ) and flat this, for show is flat developement ( for cutting in reel ).

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From: Michael Gibson [#71]
 27 Jul 2016
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Hi Dzeko, so in your post you wrote "( Unfold curved surface capabalities )" where I took special notice that you used the word "curved".

But your example (deleted now?) has only all flat surfaces and not any curved ones...

Are you looking for something that would unfold only objects made up of all planar surfaces? Something like that could probably be done as a plug-in at some point in time, maybe not quite yet but maybe when a few more things are added to the script interface layer it could be possible.

- Michael

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From: Mindset (IGNITER) [#72]
 13 Sep 2016
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Hello Michael Gibson,

I have a V4 Wish:

Would it be possible to export a curve as a motion path via FXB (or elsewise)?
If so, might it be reasonable to do so from a script even while we await V4?

Of course, I do not know what would be involved in such a request... but it would be an EXTREMELY useful capability.

Again, thank you for all the good work that you do.
I am a real fan.

-- Mindset

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From: Michael Gibson [#73]
 13 Sep 2016
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Hi Mindset, I'll see what can be done in v4, you might mention it again once v4 betas are underway.

I don't think it will be feasible to do from a script, scripting does not currently have access to all the low level details of the curve structure.

In the meantime, Moi can currently export curves to 3DM, SAT, STEP, IGES, and DXF formats so see if your target software supports reading any of those. You can also export curves to SKP format as well although they'll get turned into polylines.

- Michael

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From: bemfarmer [#74]
 13 Sep 2016
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FXB is some kind of music file (?)
So do you mean FBX?
- Brian
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FBX

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From: Mindset (IGNITER) [#75]
 14 Sep 2016
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Oops, yes... need to export curves as motion paths via FBX.

Apparently FXB is, by contrast, is an Archipelago Exchange stock symbol for Guggenheim CurrencyShares British.
So, an honest mistake on my part.

-- Mindset

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From: Mindset (IGNITER) [#76]
 28 Sep 2016
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Seems that my request for multi-segment marquee selection tool was answered by http://moi3d.com/forum/index.php?webtag=MOI&msg=8088.5
Have not really tried it yet... but...
WOW! Thank you Michael Gibson!!!
Best software community ever! Moi3d!

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From: Fea (VLAD) [#77]
 3 Oct 2016
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Will to make a 3D and 2D dimensional grid of the Golden ratio for the different dimensions of metric and inch, and a custom sizes like the Russian fathoms? Such as in SketchUp or Vectorworks. For example as the Atrise GoldenSection or PhiMatrix Golden Ratio Design for a building structure.

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From: Michael Gibson [#78]
 3 Oct 2016
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Hi Vlad, it's a big goal to keep MoI simple and uncluttered, and so I'm sorry but it's not too likely to get these particular functions built in.

But you can use existing functionality to set them up now - for example if you set up a gridwork of line objects arranged in Golden ratio sections like you want, you can then use the Edit > Lock function to lock those lines so they will not be selectable but remain snappable and you can then use them for reference.

For Russian fathoms units, I'd recommend just leaving the unit system set to the generic "No unit system" and then just consider the units to be whatever you wish.

Thanks, - Michael

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From: ed (EDDYF) [#79]
 3 Oct 2016
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I never paid attention to the Edit > Lock function before. Very useful. Learn something new every day!

Ed Ferguson

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From: Fea (VLAD) [#80]
 4 Oct 2016
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Hi Michael, thanks for the tips)

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