Monday, June 8, 2009

PanelingTools for Rhino 4.0 Updated

A new release of PanelingTools plug-in for Rhino 4.0 is available for download. New in this release:

  • New commands:
    • ptGridSurfaceDomain. It divides a surface by its UV domain. Divide method can be byNumber, byArcLength or byCordLength. There are options to select base point and change UV directions. The command also supports history.
    • ptPlanarLips to create variable offset of planar (unrolled) faces.
    • ptChanegeGridDensity. Helps increase and decrease grid density in U and V directions.
    • ptExtendGrid to extend a paneling grid by user-defined distance in U and V directions.

  • New functionality:
    • Added an option to ptDivideSurfaceUV to divide the surface by CordLength. The command already support dividing byNumber and ByArcLength.
    • ptUnifiyFacesDirection (previously ptUnifyFacesNormal) has new options to adjust the faces U and V directions to match the base surface.
    • It is now possible to project paneling edges/faces in a user-defined direction. Use "PanelShape=Projected" in ptPanelGrid command

  • Bug fixes:
    • Few bug fixes and refinements to ptUnroll commands.
    • Fix and I/O crash bug.

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