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 From:  Frenchy Pilou (PILOU)
1182.9 
in one side
<Ideally, I would like to be able to easily texture this creation with a different color for the body, face, and various colors for the spikes
in another side
<Originally, I had selected the entire model and ran a boolean union command so that I could fillet all of the pieces
seems that is antagonist with the 3ds format ;)
So solution is the Michael obj tip;)

Else you have always the rustic solution of particular selection of polygons in Sketchup!
The different "help of selection" + "hide selected" make easy choice for paint any aeras ;)
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 From:  Michael Gibson
1182.10 In reply to 1182.9 
Hi Pilou,

> seems that is antagonist with the 3ds format ;)

Not so much with .3ds format itself, but rather with the polygon grouping capabilities of SketchUp.

For MoI version 2.0 I'll have to look into making a setting on the mesh export dialog that will do the same thing as the SeparateOBJ.exe helper program. But for now that helper program should do the job.

- Michael
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 From:  Michael Gibson
1182.11 In reply to 1182.8 
Hi yannada,

> I could only wait for some real import/export to some real CAD apps like Proe, Catia, Ugs

There's no need to wait, you can use the .igs format for import/export between MoI and those apps right now!


> Rs:could that be my No:1 Wish?

Could you please clarify it a little bit? You mean a smoother data exchange between MoI and SketchUp?

There are some difficulties with this since they are based on different types of geometry - MoI uses NURBS surfaces and SketchUp uses polygons.

This would make it difficult for MoI to read in data directly from SketchUp for example, although you can get wireframe data from SketchUp into MoI now using the wireframe converter: http://moi3d.com/wiki/Resources#Obj23dmWireframe_converter

- Michael
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 From:  yannada
1182.12 In reply to 1182.11 
>There's no need to wait, you can use the .igs format for import/export between MoI and those apps right now!

igs, yes is good start but I find senarios like for example Open 3DM in SpaceClaim or SolidWorks, Edit, Save, Open in Rhino. Its more intuitive++.


>Could you please clarify it a little bit? You mean a smoother data exchange between MoI and SketchUp?

Importing to SketchUP, Aplying Textures

SketchUp has save me few times in situations like having to throught couple architectural concepts in couple days/hours some times.
Cool tools fot me in SUp are, quick texturing + sketchy presentations and not to forget the power of push/pull tool.

Thinkng about modeling I can do what sketchup does in moi and you know, that you have not even touch the surface of moi.
Thinkng about rendering Oh you name it.....few very good ones out there,I personally use maxwell and TEXTURES/UVs is were I stragle.......but with some good suport you can achieve some great stuff.
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 From:  Michael Gibson
1182.13 In reply to 1182.12 
> igs, yes is good start but I find senarios like for example Open
> 3DM in SpaceClaim or SolidWorks, Edit, Save, Open in
> Rhino. Its more intuitive++.

Hi yannada, I guess I still don't quite understand - since MoI also uses the .3dm file format just repeat the same steps above with MoI.

For example:
1 - create model in MoI
2 - save to .3dm file
3 - Open 3DM in SpaceClaim
4 - Edit in SpaceClaim
5 - Save out from SpaceClaim as 3DM
6 - Open edited 3DM back in MoI.

Doesn't that work for you right now?

For programs that don't support .3dm, you can still transfer your model data using .igs instead.


> Importing to SketchUP, Aplying Textures

Did you try the solution that I posted above? Export to .obj format with welding turned off, then run the SeparateOBJ.exe program on it to break it into different objects. Load the OBJ file into SketchUp using that OBJ loader plug-in, apply textures and render inside of SketchUp.

Are you running into any problems with those steps?

If you follow those steps, you should be able to import your data into SketchUp and apply textures, just like you are wishing for...

- Michael
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 From:  yannada
1182.14 In reply to 1182.13 
>Hi yannada, I guess I still don't quite understand - since MoI also uses the .3dm file format just repeat the same steps above with MoI.

Sorry Micheal in a way that is what I was point out That Moi Plays nice with SolidWorks SpaceClaim etc.

>Did you try the solution that I posted above?

THANK YOU
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 From:  Michael Gibson
1182.15 In reply to 1182.14 
Hi yannada,

> Sorry Micheal in a way that is what I was point out That Moi Plays
> nice with SolidWorks SpaceClaim etc.

Ooops, sorry - I didn't understand and I thought you were requesting that! :)

- Michael
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 From:  yannada
1182.16 In reply to 1182.15 
Best App I ever put hands on And most mature V1 EVER
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 From:  yannada
1182.17 
Sorry but we all exited here.
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 From:  rado
1182.18 
Thanks a lot for your help!

It seems that that SeperateOBJ program did the trick =).
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