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Projecting multiple faces on to multiple slopes

Original Post by: chrisell Mon Aug 15 17:18:31 2011


Anyone written a good Creator script to project multiple faces on to multiple slopes.

For example to conform roads to terrain AFTER they're built. ie. sort of like rounded strip face tool (and how it can slam things down on to terrain) but doing it to polygons that are already built.


Original Post by: chrisell Mon Aug 15 22:16:08 2011


ah yes you guys are special to us, so special you don't get to play with all the toys we put in Creator, :-( Not sure how that can be resolved without involving the people that made that rule in the first place.


Oh trust me - we the users don't want to be special :-)

We want to be just like everyone else.

I don't know what the emoticon is for "frustrated frown"....

Original Post by: Lars Mon Aug 15 22:07:55 2011


ah yes you guys are special to us, so special you don't get to play with all the toys we put in Creator, :-( Not sure how that can be resolved without involving the people that made that rule in the first place.

Original Post by: chrisell Mon Aug 15 22:00:14 2011


uhm.... gremlins? When you installed Creator 4.2 you did do a 'complete' installation so you get all the goodies, right?


Well I wondered if this is where the problem is. Our licensing agreement with you only allows us to install certain plugins. I wondered if we'd just not included this one in our installer which is why I went back and looked at the distro that we received from you, and the actual DLL is missing from there. So it never made it into our installer in the first place. We do all our installs from our own repackaged installer (to include our own plugins, colour palettes, extensions etc).

Original Post by: Lars Mon Aug 15 21:38:44 2011


uhm.... gremlins? When you installed Creator 4.2 you did do a 'complete' installation so you get all the goodies, right?

Original Post by: chrisell Mon Aug 15 21:36:13 2011


Just checked - there's no "projectpolygons" in the about plugins area. The DLL is missing. We are running 4.2 and I see plenty of other "Pro" items both in the dropdown menus and the toolboxes. But no project polygons. The last thing in my modgeom toolbox is 'subdivide smoothly'.

Original Post by: Lars Mon Aug 15 20:38:08 2011


You sure you are running Creator 4.2? Do you see the [Pro] label in menus and toolboxes (hover over an icon to see the pop up)

There is no 'base' only distribution of Creator. Everything is installed, only a license can restrict or remove usage restrictions for a particular tool.


Project Polys and Project Obj are both in the ModGeom toolbox (icons 1 and 2, 3rd row)

Can you look under Help->On Plugins -> Look under the 'p' entries, no Project Polygons there either?

Original Post by: chrisell Mon Aug 15 20:13:36 2011


Chris, Lars

I just checked our distribution area (the source we get from you guys) and projectpolygons.dll isn't in that area either. So it's not that we aren't installing it - we just don't have it :(

Original Post by: chrisell Mon Aug 15 19:48:30 2011


I just checked - we don't have a projectpolygons.dll file in our installation. I don't know if that means we're deliberately not installing it because of our licensing agreement, or whether it means it's properly missing. Can you put a copy in my support files folder that I could grab and try in read-only mode?

Original Post by: ChrisRogers Mon Aug 15 19:42:41 2011


In Creator 4.2, all tools should be visible in the GUI. pro tools will have a 'p' in the icon, or their text will contain "[Pro]" to indicate that this is a pro only tool. Project Polygons should be visible in the ModGeom toolbox right next to project objects. (Both have predominantly green icons with yellow arrows pointing down.)


If you do not have these tools, then check your config/plugins folder to insure that the projectpolygons.dll is in the correct place.

Original Post by: Lars Mon Aug 15 19:37:29 2011


When running Creator 4.2 with a base license you will see a Pro feature label displaying [Pro] behind the tool/utility name. If you click that tool/utility Creator will enter read only mode. VERY IMPORTANT, you must save your file before you enter Read Only mode, cause once you are in ...well 'Read Only' mode, you cannot save :-)

Original Post by: chrisell Mon Aug 15 19:26:26 2011


I'm not even sure if we distribute that plugin in our installation - I don't see the tool in the modgeom toolbox - I'd expect it to be there but in 'eval' mode. Or do I need to run Creator 4.2 without a license to get it into eval mode?

Original Post by: ChrisRogers Mon Aug 15 18:18:00 2011


If you have Creator 4.2, you can use the evaluation mode (read only) to test out the pro tools. Perhaps if you show it to the bean counters, they will spring for an upgrade. (Or you might just want to try it out to see if it works for you.)

Original Post by: chrisell Mon Aug 15 17:44:10 2011


Ugh. No. I didn't know that was there.

Another pro tool that we need but don't have because we don't have a pro license :(

Original Post by: ChrisRogers Mon Aug 15 17:24:22 2011


Have you tried the project polygons tool (pro feature)?

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