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 From:  flatdog
7980.1 
I have followed the instructions on the various threads in the forum but cannot get this to work:





I am sure that I am missing something really obvious - any ideas?

Many thanks,

Philip

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 From:  Karsten (KMRQUS)
7980.2 In reply to 7980.1 
Hello Philip,

the result depends on were you select the base and target surface. The selection point defines the u-v orientation of the flow. Try this points shown in the picture:-)





I hope that helps you a bit.

Have a nice day
Karsten

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 From:  flatdog
7980.3 In reply to 7980.2 
Thank you for your help - all sorted. Seems to be a case of trial and error. Is there a way to 'see' the UV direction like in Rhino?

Regards,

Philip
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 From:  Karsten (KMRQUS)
7980.4 In reply to 7980.3 
Hello Philip,

it is not necessary to see the orientation. Click near the edge on the base surface that you want to use as your orientation. Do the same for the target surface. The side from which you pick, leads also to different results. Look at the picture under these infos and you will get it;-)

Have a nice day
Karsten
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 From:  Michael Gibson
7980.5 In reply to 7980.3 
Hi Philip, also you should check out the help file where the picking process is describe in detail: http://moi3d.com/3.0/docs/moi_command_reference8.htm#flow

You don't have to do it by trial and error, you control it by clicking on specific areas on each surface and then it will match up those pick locations. You want to click close to an edge, on one side of the edge as described and illustrated in the help file.

- Michael
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 From:  shayno
7980.6 
Hi

Try this , here is a flow that has history turned on and you can move the text etc after the flow and it will update the results

This makes it a lot easier than trying it 20 times to get everything in the right place

cheers
shayne
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 From:  mkdm
7980.7 In reply to 7980.6 
Hi shayno,

Thank you very much for this modified version of the flow command.

A very little difference, compared to the original, that gives a big benefit!

code:
factory.getCreatedObjects().setProperty( 'updateWithHistory', true );


Ciao!

Marco (mkdm).
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 From:  shayno
7980.8 
HI Michael

Can the history update be written into to the array curve command ?
it would make a huge difference to my work

wishlist for V4 perhaps

Kind Regards
shayne
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 From:  Michael Gibson
7980.9 In reply to 7980.8 
Hi shayne, no unfortunately it's not possible currently to get history update working on array commands. History is not stored for those particular commands because it was causing large bloated file sizes to store all inputs for the array on each generated instance.

In the future I do expect to change the history function to work more like a log of actions rather than being attached to each object. But there will be a lot of work involved in doing that so I'm not sure when it will happen.

- Michael
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 From:  mkdm
7980.10 In reply to 7980.9 
Hi Michael,

> But there will be a lot of work involved in doing that so I'm not sure when it will happen.

From the point of view of a software developer, i must admit that i really appreciate your way
to elegantly disenchant the users' wishes.

:) :)

Ciao!

Marco (mkdm).
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 From:  Michael Gibson
7980.11 In reply to 7980.10 
Thanks Marco! :)

- Michael
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 From:  shayno
7980.12 
Thanks Michael

I regret some things in life are not possible :( but one can but dream :)

I use Moi everyday to manufacture jewellery and its brilliant

Thank you and the forum for all your help over the years




Regards
shayne

EDITED: 8 Jun 2016 by SHAYNO


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 From:  Frenchy Pilou (PILOU)
7980.13 
True gem! ;)
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 From:  Michael Gibson
7980.14 In reply to 7980.12 
Hi shayne, your ring is lovely!

- Michael
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 From:  shayno
7980.15 In reply to 7980.14 
Thanks Michael

my saveas.js has the following to save a jpg with the save

can this be changed to just save the 3d view only

thanks
shayne


// config: norepeat

moi.geometryDatabase.saveAs( moi.command.getCommandLineParams() );
script:var img = moi.view.screenshot( 'viewpanel', false ); var filename = moi.geometryDatabase.currentFileName; if ( filename != '' ) { img.save( filename.substring(0,filename.length-3) + 'jpg' ); }
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 From:  Michael Gibson
7980.16 In reply to 7980.15 
Hi shayne,

> can this be changed to just save the 3d view only

Try changing your current parameter 'viewpanel' to instead be '3D' . Then if you're in split view mode it should target the 3D view. If you're in a maximized view mode it will behave the same as 'viewpanel' though.

- Michael
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