Thursday, December 22, 2016

JARCH Vis Update

So back in May, I said it would be a couple weeks until windows were supported. Obviously, it has been much longer than that. School and work have kept me busy, but I have been working on the newest release which will be out before I go back to school in a couple weeks. Some of the improvements for the newest version will be:

  1. Major rewrites of many parts, more reliable, faster
  2. The code for shingles has been rewritten allowing shingles to now be used when converting a plane into a roof object.
  3. Windows will be included
  4. When converting a plane into a roof object, face rotation and pitch will be automatically determined, and will not have to be entered manually.
  5. Better handling of materials to be quicker
  6. All code should follow PEP standards, and be easier to read and maintain
  7. For this release I will be hosting the code on GitHub, which is what I will be doing from now on, as most of the rest of my projects are already on there.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

JARCH Vis: Windows Progess

It has been awhile since I have posted an update about JARCH Vis: Windows because I have been busy with school. Since school is finished and I have started work I have been able to code the creation of partial circle, oval, and gothic windows. Leaving only one type of window to add and then supporting materials and smooth shading. Hopefully within the next few weeks I will be able to release this!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Version 0.5 of CubeSter has been released!

Several of the new features are:

  1. Convert audio files
  2. Convert image sequences
  3. Animated vertex colors
  4. Refined time estimates
  5. Updated UI
The new version can be downloaded here!

Friday, March 25, 2016

CubeSter Version 0.4 is out!

CubeSter version 0.4 is out and now image sequences can be imported and used to animate the mesh height and color over time.

Monday, March 21, 2016

CubeSter version 0.3 has been released!

CubeSter version 0.3 has been released!
New things include being able to color the mesh using and image instead of just vertex colors. Also, if using an image, then you can use an image to generate the mesh and another to create the material. All nodes are created, they are just not all linked up, so custom node setups can be done easily.

The newest version can be gotten here, and specific details, examples, and other info can be found here.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

CubeSter version 0.2 is out!

CubeSter version 0.2 is out and now objects can be created that are composed either of multiple blocks, or of a single plane, like in the image below.

The newest version can be downloaded from here.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

CubeSter version 0.1.1 is out!

CubeSter version 0.1.1 has been released with the ability to individually weight how the RGBA channels affect the block height. An issue with generating meshes with Blender Internal selected was also fixed. The version can be gotten here.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

CubeSter: Version 0.1 Released!

CubeSter version 0.1 was just released! CubeSter takes an image and converts it into a height-based object made up of individual blocks representing the pixels of the image. For more information and the download link go to Released Scripts & Themes > CubeSter or click here.

Original Image:

Generated mesh.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Image To Cubes

Today I wrote a simple script that converts an image to a mesh composed of cubes whose heights denote the intensity of the pixel at that location, like this example:

Several years ago a similar program was written called Cubify. It was pretty slow when it came to images over the size about about 64x64, so I wanted to make a version that would be faster. My version took 1.04 seconds on an 128x128 image. I didn't allow Cubify to finish, but based on time estimates it would have taken 27 minutes which is almost 1,600 times longer. I am going to make finishing touches and will release a version within the next couple days.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

JARCH Vis Update: Progress Continues

Progress continues on JARCH Vis: Windows. Arch windows have now been added and circular windows are partially complete as well!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

JARCH Vis: Window Preview

In release 0.9 of JARCH Vis, I will be adding in support for creating windows. Everything from bay to double hung to gliding to odd-shaped windows. Complete with Cycles materials and numerous ways to customize them. Here is a sneak peak image of what is to come:

Saturday, January 16, 2016

JARCH Vis Overview Video

I just uploaded an overview video of JARCH Vis to YouTube. If you are wondering how to use the add-on then check it out.

Version 0.8.2 of JARCH Vis was just released!

Some more bug fixing with converting roofing.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Bug Fix for JARCH Vis 0.8

I just released a new version of JARCH Vis that is 0.8.1, it fixes a bug that can happen when trying to add face groups in edit-mode in the roofing part of the add-on. The new version can be gotten by going to the download link on this page.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

JARCH Vis version 0.8 is out!

Version 0.8 of JARCH Vis has been released, check out this page to see what all is new!

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