Make2D recent work


(Greg Arden) #1

I have been constantly working on Make2d for the Rhino 6.0 WIP and believe we have made great advances from V5 and the product is ready for prime time.

Lately I have worked to improve the performance both in the large single polysurface case and the case of many objects. Most of this involved spreading the workload over multiple threads. I have also tweaked the progress reporting feedback that the command offers so the progress bar isn’t stuck at 0% or 99% as often as before.

I know there are features that people would like to have that have not been added. I think the top of this list is getting a closed curve from the intersection with clipping planes. These closed curves can then optionally make occluding geometry so cut objects appear capped in Make2D. Also the 2D-closed regions could be made hatched.

However, first I want to know what the problems are with the existing features. So please give it a try and let me know.

Greg Arden
Rhino Development


(Willem Derks) #2

Hi Greg,

Just a reply to say Thank you!
It seems this was a major project with many tough bumps and most likely the accompanying frustrations.

I’m happy to see so much improvement!

-Willem


#3

Launched the v6 WIP to test the Make 2D tools. The Commands plug-in wouldn’t load. Some commands worked as expected, but none of the Arc tools worked.


(Pascal Golay) #4

Hi Francis - did you get a message on startup about the Commands plug-in not loading, or did you just discover this? Have you installed and run the V6/WIP successfully in the past?

thanks,

-Pascal


#5

Hi Greg Arden,

I have just tested the new make2D command. You can see the results in the provided screenshots below.
Almost no interior meshface edges come through. Any idea why?

Anyway I was wondering if there is a way to implement the maked2d function with the printing function?
I imagine this option to replace or add to the vector printing option which I find a little disappointing. As a third option this vector overlay, blended with the regular bitmap printing function, could produce a result with nice, clean and crisp vectors without antialiasing. That would be a great feature for Rhino 6.
Do you think this is possible to implement?

Kind Regards

Ante Ljubas


(Greg Arden) #6

Try Unweld with angle tolerance=0 on the mesh before running Make2D.

Make2D for meshes will draw boundary edges, non-manifold edges, silhouettes, non-weld edges and creased edges. So a nice smooth mesh will basically draw like a smooth surface.

Greg