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General Discussion / Re: Macro recorder and constraints crash TC
« Last post by Dean on Today at 06:01:06 PM »
I set up a simple constrained linkage, notionally a crankshaft throw and a connecting rod as per the picture, tab through and enter 10 in the delta Z rotation box of the inspector bar, the throw rotates and the conrod follows as they should, once or repeatedly.  Recording the tab and entry sequence and replaying them should animate the linkage, but when I've tried with macro recorder, it crashes TC.  Transform tools don't work with constrained entities, so transform recorder isn't a possibility either.    I've tried this in V17 32-bit, V21 and 2015 64-bit with that outcome.    Put an angular variable between crank throw and cylinder centre line and the angle dimension will drive the linkage.  They can also be set between  connecting rod and centre line, or conrod and crank throw, but they have angular limits that overconstrain the linkage, only crank throw and cylinder c/l have 0-360 range.  Making a variable dynamic would animate the linkage.  Does anyone know if that's possible?  If so, how to?  Can a time-based formula be used?

Works for me,Murray > no crash.

Here's what I did. in 2017
start MR click the arrow in the delta rot z 10 times hit enter. I continued the sequence then stopped MR and played back the script. Typing a value rather than clicking the arrow also works.
Are you working in GDI mode?
That being said,The MR as well as constraints always need to be 'Happy" if they're not,well they will let you know.
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Gallery / Re: Spectrum background
« Last post by Vlad Veselov on Today at 05:37:54 PM »
I'd be very interested in an seeing an animation Vlad (and looking at the animation file), especially if your going to adjust the intensity etc. of the beams,  I never found a way of  altering luminance properties in RedSDK, and I'm not good enough with SDK to write a custom script to do it, no pressure : ;)

Andy,

Please see http://forums.turbocad.com/index.php/topic,21061.0.html

Vlad
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Animation Lab / How it work
« Last post by Vlad Veselov on Today at 05:31:05 PM »
The amplitude of the spectrum depends on the distance to the screen, so if the screen bends a little, then the spectrum will change accordingly.

   Screen bend
   


Then, we need a function that changes with time (frame). This function will set the spectrum amplitude at each point in time.

For example, let it be the amplitude frequency response function of some bandpass filter. See file Waves_2D_profile.TCW.

   AFRF created using CurveLab plug-in
   


Let our function be similar to a sound signal (like a soundtrack fragment). See file Waves_Surface.TCW.

Surface data created using SurfaceLab plug-in


Final result - our model operates according to a given law as a mechanical piano.

   



Vlad
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Animation Lab / Spectrum
« Last post by Vlad Veselov on Today at 05:28:53 PM »
There are several animation variants of 'Spectrum' model. See http://forums.turbocad.com/index.php/topic,20729.0.html
The e-pack of the 'Waves' sample is attached.

All GIFs are clickable.

Vlad



   Waves
   



   Rock-n-roll
   



   Move down
   



   Flight over
   


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Problems / Re: Desired Font not shown in TextAlongCurve popup
« Last post by Henry Hubich on Today at 11:21:07 AM »
That works,Henry.
That procedure doesn't take too long though the surfaces are not smooth when viewed close up.
If you want smooth surfaces it will take a little more time by exploding down to polylines then converting to curves. Smoothing the surfaces does take some experimentation with the settings and is not straight forward.
Just a guess  ;D I think the tool is old and has not been updated.

My only reservation was whether this procedure would work if Jeff tried to apply his "Changeling Neo W01 Bold.ttf" font.
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Problems / Re: Desired Font not shown in TextAlongCurve popup
« Last post by Dean on Today at 10:52:30 AM »
The TextAlongCurve popup menu is not displaying an added font (Changeling Neo W01 Bold.ttf).

TurboCAD displays the font just fine as text, so I know it has been integrated into the operating system.

What gives?

And is there a workaround that doesn't require me to break the text up into individual letters or Explode down to curves?


Jeff

Maybe this'll work: Create the Text Along Curve using the default font and then explode the result. This reduces it to a number of "Text" objects, each character being a separate object. With luck, you should be able to select the whole bunch and then change the font to whatever you want. (Maybe even format each character individually if you like.)

Henry H

That works,Henry.
That procedure doesn't take too long though the surfaces are not smooth when viewed close up.
If you want smooth surfaces it will take a little more time by exploding down to polylines then converting to curves. Smoothing the surfaces does take some experimentation with the settings and is not straight forward.
Just a guess  ;D I think the tool is old and has not been updated.
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Problems / Re: Desired Font not shown in TextAlongCurve popup
« Last post by Henry Hubich on Today at 08:29:57 AM »
The TextAlongCurve popup menu is not displaying an added font (Changeling Neo W01 Bold.ttf).

TurboCAD displays the font just fine as text, so I know it has been integrated into the operating system.

What gives?

And is there a workaround that doesn't require me to break the text up into individual letters or Explode down to curves?


Jeff

Maybe this'll work: Create the Text Along Curve using the default font and then explode the result. This reduces it to a number of "Text" objects, each character being a separate object. With luck, you should be able to select the whole bunch and then change the font to whatever you want. (Maybe even format each character individually if you like.)

Henry H
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Problems / Re: Brush Pattern Printing
« Last post by BensonIsDead on Today at 08:28:35 AM »
Pin scale only changes the pin detail width. Scaling is disabled for Bitmap brushes so you can't adjust or make changes. After more testing I was able to print just fine with all the detail to another printer and to PDF, just cannot print with detail on the main printer I had been using before the update.

Can a print driver not be working with TC?
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Problems / Re: Text not working Tc 20.2 PP
« Last post by peter harrison on Today at 06:26:05 AM »
Thanks to you all. I did a repair, which didn't restore the text options, and then deleted the built in folder, which worked. I had saved the workspace and when I restored it, the trouble returned, so it must have been something I did. Have now redone the workspace and saved it over the bad one. Thanks for your help!
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