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jiminybillybob

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Some of you may already know it, but for those who don't, I want to introduce you to my plugin Layers Panel.
 
The main reason I'm posting it here is for its render feature that can be very usefull for people doing rendrings inside Sketchup. Here is a short video (Made with Vray but it works the same with Podium)
 
 
 
Let me know what you think, and if you have ideas for other features.
 
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I moved this to lounge because it's not presenting a specific Podium issue.  It's interesting though. 
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Wow, this is great! I had to use wireframe when doing exteriors because turning on shadows with faces would kill SU performance.
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Really nice work!

However - I have problems on my machine. When I click on the render icon, I get a message which reads:- There is a problem, Podium is not installed on this system - or something like that.

It crashed my system, but on restart it worked fine. The small icon however is really tiny on the Mac when you add it to the toolbar.

See below.

Screen Shot 2014-03-11 at 20.14.27.png 


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What would be excellent would be a similar feature for scenes. I sometimes have different scenes for views, display styles and for rendering. When I make animations, the number of scenes becomes really hard to manage. It would be great to have the facility to create named groups of scenes that you could save and load dynamically to make it easy to manage these.

I would love the facility to have 'cascading or collapsing tabs' with sets of scenes. You could click on a scene 'tab' to expand the group, and collapse the rest.

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However - I have problems on my machine. When I click on the render icon, I get a message which reads:- There is a problem, Podium is not installed on this system - or something like that.

It crashed my system, but on restart it worked fine.

So now everything works fine? Or does it crash everytime you try to render?

As for the icon, this is a bug from Sketchup itself, Trimble needs to fix it.

I'm already working on "Scenes Panel", though I encounter some issues due to the way SU works. So I can't garanty that I'll be able to release it.
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No - it fails every time I restart SU. I'm using SU 2014 and Podium V2+.
The processing scenes dialog appears first, then the SU dialog appears.

Screen Shot 2014-03-12 at 07.29.43.png


Looking forward to trying the scenes tool!


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Weird, it works for me (In a virtualbox...)

Can you try opening the ruby console and run the command "Podium::render" ? And tell me what happens
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That works, but clicking the icon in Layers panel doesn't...
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Wow this looks great indeed, thanks!

I'm having the same error message Jim has. Win 7, SU 2014, Podium V2+.
You tested specifically to 2014 and V2 plus?

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I fixed it for the next release [smile]
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Excellent - nice work!
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Here is the fix : http://sketchucation.com/pluginstore?pln=Layers_Panel
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It would be great to have the facility to create named groups of scenes that you could save and load dynamically to make it easy to manage these.
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You're right - that would be fantastic! In fact I added that as a feature request to the SU beta forum some time ago. 
Perhaps I should resubmit it...

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