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  • in reply to: REVOLVEDSHELL resolution #4717

    Bruce Walker
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    No – same result. There doesn’t seem to be a way to smooth the edges, like you can do with a REVOLVE, without massively increasing the polycount.

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  • in reply to: REVOLVEDSHELL resolution #4706

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    The same vase with a REVOLVE

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  • in reply to: REVOLVEDSHELL resolution #4703

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    I gave this a go, but not quite the results I was looking for. I need to reduce the polycount, but still have a smooth appearance. Similar to what a REVOLVE will look like. See attached images.

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  • in reply to: REVOLVEDSHELL resolution #4683

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    Thanks Péter, I’ll give it a go.

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  • in reply to: Status code: sharp to smooth #4671

    Bruce Walker
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    Thanks Peter – this is it.

    Is there a way to set the material for the whole CPRISM without having to set it for each line (I don’t think so)? With the code you’ve supplied (thank you), a preceding MATERIAL command will only set the top and bottom materials.

    Also, the ‘side_material’ listing at the command level seems redundant, as this has to be set for each coordinate line. Am I reading this right?

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  • in reply to: Boolean array #4664

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    The workaround is to switch on/off based on the hotspot’s position. I have used this on a traffic road arrow, where the position of the hotspot determines the type of arrow.

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  • in reply to: Show on Stories parameter #4092

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    I have a parameter that lets the user choose the display option of an object on the story above – if it’s shown above. If it’s Home Story Only I’d like to hide this parameter.

    Given that I can’t test for this, the next option is to test the relationship to the cutting plane.

    Thanks Gergely.

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  • in reply to: TUBE twisting #3983

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    Thanks Peter. The code works fine now, but there is still the twist at the apex. My library version (which says it’s up to date) is 4550.

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  • in reply to: Angle editing hotspot locks at '0' in 3D #3977

    Bruce Walker
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    I don’t know if Barry’s answer solved the problem, but the ‘7’ defines the rotation axis. Without it, I guess ARCHICAD doesn’t know which way the axis goes if the angle is 0.

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  • in reply to: Graphical Editing in Section Markers #3976

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    This is the fourth such custom marker I have seen (with a tail, and text outside the marker head). I wonder if GS can adjust their standard marker to do this?

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  • in reply to: Incorrect "NEW" tag #3974

    Bruce Walker
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    It would also be good if the New tag had a number beside it, instead of a copy for every new post.

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  • in reply to: TUBE twisting #3972

    Bruce Walker
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    Hi Peter,

    Finally got around to trying this out. It works…mostly. There is still one twist near the apex (see attached image). I haven’t delved into the code to figure out why. A promising result, though.

    BTW – two corrections to your code: there are two ‘next i’ nestings, and the ‘n’ in the first TUBE command doesn’t work (I replaced with NSP/4).

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  • in reply to: Object Question #3970

    Bruce Walker
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    David,

    Can you post a 3D image? From what I can tell, this is an excellent object to start your GDL experience. If you post an image, I think I could knock together a part for you to investigate to figure out how this stuff works.

    There are two free resources:
    1. The GDL Reference Guide, available from the ARCHICAD Help menu. I use this every time I script, as it’s the reference on how all the GDL commands work. Really dry reading, but a really useful reference.
    2. GDL Cookbook, a Google search will direct you here. This is an easier read, but is old (2004).

    There is another worthwhile resource called GDL Handbook by Andrew Watson, but you have to pay for this one. If your company is willing to buy it, it’s worth it (but maybe after you’ve done a couple of objects first).

    Jump in! It’s definitely worth it.

    Of course, in the meantime, have you tried the log wall option in ARCHICAD? I’m guessing that because you work for a log home company that uses ARCHICAD, you have.

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  • in reply to: BMat ID parameter #3860

    Bruce Walker
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    Thanks Gergely – it’s because I’m trying to use it in a parameter script. Didn’t get an error because I was doing it in the master script, so thought I’d managed to get around it. But no.

    I am trying to do this so I can list the BMat ID of the object in a schedule. How would I go about this otherwise?

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  • in reply to: TUBE twisting #3849

    Bruce Walker
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    That’s great Peter – thanks for that. I’ll give it a whirl.

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