Cyberstrak plugin

Hi,
in case you are interested in some ex-VSR like functionality maybe you should have a look here: Cyberstrak - Software Entwickler aus Markkleeberg . There are still a lot of things missing but it goes into the same direction.

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Thanks for the link, I wasn’t aware of this one, just purchased it, sure looks very similar to VSR

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I’ve talked with @Peter_Salzman during his development on this, and I have to say it’s really exciting that he’s doing this! I would highly encourage people to try it out. It’s quite bare bones at this point, but if for nothing else - the Control Point Modeling tool is exactly what I’ve been hoping for! It’s simple, compact and powerful. Instead of having this madness of MoveUVN (which should be in the hall of shame) this is exactly what a user would want for control point modeling.

For all the people who have said “I wish there was VSR 2.0” - what Peter is building is exactly that.

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Christmas is coming early this year!
This feels a lot like VSR version 1.0. used to
A look at your linkedin profile gives us a hint. :wink:

Are you planning on having a cyberstrak category in the plug-ins section?

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Obviously there’s still a lot that is missing, but the control point modeling is worth the price alone.
Actually it is allready a bit better Than the control point tool VSR had as there is a blend slider to adjust the blend influence!

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Also - not only can you bump the degree up and down, but you can add/remove spans too!

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Yes, forgot about that. Excellent!

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I’ve also been encouraging Peter to incorporate SetPt functionality into this tool as well - really I think that would complete it. My dream is that he also finds a way in the future to allow this tool to edit Subd’s, as it incorporates so much of what you’d want to do with them as well.

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Just a couple of more functions in the blend surface and match surface tools and all the basics are covered.
I am talking about g3 and different edge conditions…

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I highly recommend you to create a dozen videos on YouTube with a detailed overview of each tool included in your plug-in. Currently, there are literally just a couple of small images and the potential users have no idea what the tools are capable of. Unless they decide to download and try the plug-in personally. However, in order to make that decision, they must be aware of the plug-in in the first hand. YouTube is a HUGE marketing platform and that opportunity must not be ignored.

This is the same marketing mistake that happened when the VSR plug-in was introduced. Even though that the VSR had a few short videos, they barely showed just a few functions for a brief moment, hence many Rhino users were unaware of its powerful capabilities.

I just downloaded the plug-in and will play with its tools for a while. Once I find out what they do compared to Rhino’s native tools, I will record a few videos and upload on my channel to make the plug-in more popular across my subscribers and other people who may watch them.

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Did VSR have a subscription license?

@sgreenawalt we are looking at you…

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No, a permant license that cost around 1400 € after it was acquired by Autodesk.

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Yes, he does pretty good overview of VSR with English voice, so we are waiting for new videos now. :slight_smile:

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I see that Cyberstrak does not have a perpetual license or am i wrong?

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Oh for sure. I’m absolutely doing that!!! I think a HUGE issue that VSR had was that no one was there to explain to the average user the how and why of that toolset. My goal is to make sure that the same doesn’t happen with Peter’s tool.

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There was even a time when Autodesk was selling a permanent license for like $400! That’s the very one I still use to this day.

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Hey Sky, I just downloaded it and am playing with it. Is Blend curve not implemented yet, or am I missing something. I liked the VSR blend curve tool better than the Rhino one for the work I do.

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Correct, there’s a LOT missing right now, but this is just a start. And yes, the VSR blend curve (and of course surface) are miles ahead of the Rhino versions.

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Got it, I was just surprised since Blend Surface is already implemented. Well he will have a fan with me for sure, I clicked that purchase button pretty much instantly.

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