User text/text fields (volume, data output)


#1

Hey all,
I am very curious how to effectively work with the attribute user text / text fields? It seems like a big potential of gathering information from 3D model, but either I miss something, or there is no such a possibility for:

  1. referring to volume from textfields…?
    2

  2. collecting informations from Attribute user text panel. Let see the example.
    i obviously have 3 obj (yellow) with plastic material, 2 obj (red) with plastic mat and 1 obj (green) with wood material. Am I able to extract data to a very simple text/table like this?

A] plastic 3x volume xxm3
B] metal 2x volume xxm3
C] wood 1x volume xxm3

Or do i need to use grasshopper for this??

Thanks in advance,
Regards,
Petr


(Pascal Golay) #3

Hi Petr - for now you’ll need a script, or yes, possibly GH for this.

-Pascal


(Travis Serio) #4

@petumatr … Yeah, we hope to eventually be able to support many more functions from inside of user text and text itself. There are many questions and concerns over implementation, speed and security that we are still kicking around to make this work more robustly.