Hi and thanx for the Truss plug-in.
I tried using it and I was wondering if there was a way to scale the screws down. At a certain point they stop scaling down and stick out like a sore thumb. As well is there a way to delete them entirely?
Second question is- is there a way to make a triangle truss with your plugin? I thought I saw you create one but in relooking at the video I guess you didn’t.
Lastly and the real reason I’m here is I tried using it as stated in R13 Studio. Merging it put a lock tag on it. Which I deleted. But when trying to use the verticle swith it broke apart (the truss in the view port)
Rotating it – i couldn’t do. As deleting the xpresso tag deleted atributes assigned to various parts, Ie screws lost material tags etc.
tried using a null to rotate and again it just went all wacky when rotating it and fell apart. best way to describe it.
any help or suggestions on these things – issues?
Hi Chase, thanks for your comment :)
There is a problem with scaling and rotating this preset, I’m really sorry for that.
What you can do is to adjust all the settings to the look you want and then select the “Truss Control”, right click and use the “Current State to Object”, OR simply delete the xpresso tag, this is the best way to do this, since you keep the Cloners and original objects.
For the screw adjustment, the objects are not visible in the objects manager. To unhide them, go to layers and turn on the “M” (Manager) icon, OR just select the “Objects” layer and delete it. Now in the Objects Manager, look for the “Screw” polygon object, and adjust it’s size selecting all the polygons (polygon mode) and scaling it. To delete the entirely, you can delete the “Screw” object, or the parent “Screw Cloner Height”, or just turn the visibility off in editor and renderer.
By triangle truss do you mean a triangle instead of an “X”? If that is what you mean, then no. If mean do a shape of a triangle with the truss, you can use the Spline Wrap modifier to conform it to a triangle spline.
As for the issue you are having in R13, I think I didn’t get it. It came with a protection tag in it?
thanks for your awesome plugin. I was wondering if there is a way to create an editable mesh from the truss that xpresso generated?
That way i could rotate the truss in every way without having to worry about that “vertical” bug?
Hi Florian! Thanks for your comment.
You can make it editable but then you won’t be able to adjust the truss’ settings.
What you can do is to define all the settings, such as count, size, bend and after that make it editable; or… just delete the xpresso tag.
Another workaround is to use Spline Wrap.
I’ll do a screen recording now to demonstrate that.
Take a look here:
Thanks a ton for the video! I’ll be sure to send you some of the stuff i used it on if you like. Keept up the good work..
Just wanted to say thanks for giving away all your hard earned work. I for one appreciate the effort and result! Keep this up you will go far!
Thank you John :)
I want to show you what I have used your truss plugin for…
I did not remember where i had downloaded the plugin from but I finally found the source….. thank you very much.
Have a good day
Hi Oscar! Thanks for sharing your work! I’m glad I could help.
Nice work by the way!
Awesome !works smoothly with spline wrap,Thank you sooo much !
But when i go above 30 or 40 viewport takes forever to redraw ! On workstation, will xrefs works ? i havent used xrefs before will they reflect in the environment and so,
Sory for the bad English, Hope you understand :)
Well Thank you again for this awesome tool! :)
Hi create script but i wanted to know if its possible to control the resolution of the trusses because the moment you have a lot of them the pc becomes to be slower and slower
You said you can’t rotate manually. But is there a way within the expresso tag?
but if i remove the protection tag and uncheck the vertical button the stucture breaks.
I´m not an c4d expert. Isn´t there a way to give the object a subspace/ own coordinate system?
Hi Sam, I’m really sorry it didn’t work.
Did you try to press “A” to update the viewport?
That “delete tag” workaround really worked for me… but let me do this: I will update the file without the protection tag so you can download it again. But I’ll be able to do that just tomorrow.
As for your suggestion, I’ll try to fix this issue with rotation and scale as soon as possible.
Awesome little C4D plugin. Question: how the heck do I lay it over on it’s side, or rotate it while keeping the structure? I noticed you keep clicking the “Vertical” button to lay it over but whenever I click it, it just breaks the truss a parts into pieces. And digging into the Protection Tage seems to just break it. I’m on R13.
And advice would be most helpful. I would love to use it.
I’m sorry for that! I put a protection tag because if you try to rotate or scale, it will break the structure, but this protection tag is messing with the “vertical” button… my mistake.
Please delete the protection tag and the “vertical” button should work.
But please remember that you can’t rotate the structure manually.
Once again, I’m sorry for the inconvenience.
If you press the vertical button and the structure still messed up, hit the “A” button on your keyboard to update the viewport.
i don´t get it.
I deleted the protection tag.
If i rotate the structure breaks.
How can i rotate the object?
Use the “vertical” button.
Unfortunately it only has two positions: vertical and horizontal. You can’t rotate or scale it, if you do it will break apart.
This is an issue due to the way it was constructed, based on the point mode. I will work to fix that in the future.
Hi guys played with it a little and I found that you can rotate it with no problems after baking it…just thought you would like to know.
And thank you Rodrigo!
Thanks a lot… Good job. I really like it.
I like it,THx
Thanks you so much.
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