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Vizfizz
09-25-2006, 12:51 AM
SWAGE [sweyj] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation, noun,
verb, swaged, swaging.

–noun
1. a tool for bending cold metal to a required shape.
2. a tool, die, or stamp for giving a particular shape to metal on an anvil, in a stamping press, etc.
3. swage block.

–verb (used with object)
4. to bend or shape by means of a swage.
5. to reduce or taper (an object), as by forging or squeezing.


Constructed with Paralumino Geometry Generation Tools and Swage for EIAS Animator


http://www.paralumino.com/images/SwagePromo2.jpg

www.paralumino.com

mike33
09-25-2006, 05:22 PM
First, and quick observation....the knot lacks gravity...

That's my half-penny's worth of critique...

Cheers...

~Mike

mike33
09-25-2006, 05:24 PM
My other quick observation, for what it's worth, is the image looks very good... great colors...

:)

~Mike

Vizfizz
09-25-2006, 07:04 PM
Maybe the artist intended the rope and knot to appear taunt.

richardjoly
09-25-2006, 09:26 PM
Good! Another one for the toolbox!
Here's my Visa number: 9876 5432 1098 7654
sign me up!... :-)

halfworld
09-25-2006, 09:37 PM
Just ignore all the eBay stuff that will appear on your Visa statement this month...

;)

That's a very cool image by the way.
Ian

tjs61822
09-26-2006, 04:22 AM
Richard, thanks for letting us use your visa number, but for some reason I can't get it to work. Guess I'll have to use mine again.

Tim

Vizfizz
09-26-2006, 07:16 AM
Good! Another one for the toolbox!
Here's my Visa number: 9876 5432 1098 7654
sign me up!... :-)


Actually Richard...there's two! What you haven't seen yet is a sister plugin that comes with Swage called Runline. :) More on that a little later.

Vizfizz
09-28-2006, 01:09 AM
Sneak peak of some of Swage's interface. Here yah go:

http://www.paralumino.com/images/SwageInterface.jpg

You'll find all kinds of goodies in here. Scale profile along a path, rotate profile along the path, bevel controls, internal profile presets, offsetting, capping, profile morphing (not shown), smoothing controls and path and profile ranges, and Runline (not shown) Combine this tool with Braider or Trestle and you've got serious modeling power. Utilize it with Path2Line and you get bezier shaping capabiliities.

PaulS2
09-28-2006, 01:57 AM
I've been a little distant trying to catch some work up but thought I'd throw my 2 cents in...and then take off.

The interface and tools within Swage are very well thought out and pretty much do everything you might want them to do. This pluggin has become a 'favorite' of mine as it allows me to try so many variables on the fly....combined with some of the other geometry pluggins it opens things up tremendously.

By the way, very nice ropey image!

Paul

Vizfizz
09-28-2006, 02:17 AM
I've been a little distant trying to catch some work up but thought I'd throw my 2 cents in...and then take off.

The interface and tools within Swage are very well thought out and pretty much do everything you might want them to do. This pluggin has become a 'favorite' of mine as it allows me to try so many variables on the fly....combined with some of the other geometry pluggins it opens things up tremendously.

By the way, very nice ropey image!

Paul

Thanks Paul.

Not everything can be seen here. There's a Trestle profile curve and a bezier spline you're not seeing. I'm working up a product video tour for Swage too. I want to have it available before the plugin goes on sale. Should help to clear things up for those interested in the plugin.

PaulS2
09-28-2006, 02:45 AM
Your videos are great! Got me up to speed with Trestle in no time. I think it will be important for Swage to have one - while it is simple to use and straight-forward, there 'is' a lot there.

Vizfizz
09-28-2006, 02:58 AM
Just posted one for Scrim. If you're ever interested in lofting technology, check it out.

http://www.paralumino.com/store/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=21

http://www.paralumino.com/images/Scrim_PVT.jpg

nikosrf
09-28-2006, 10:47 AM
The picture is one of the best i saw for a plug-in electronic flyer (from a graphic design and from a 3d rendering point of view). A bravo to Guet-Apens for it's quality. I think the plug-in will have the same quality.

Good work guys

Hiddenman.fr
09-28-2006, 01:01 PM
Thanks guys for the nice comments. Swage is a very nice addition to the EIAS little world. It is very powerful. Animated capabilities are great too (all parts can be animated), plus it takes care of UV coordinates, which is great for the rope picture we have done.
Good for broadcast, good for illustrative works, good for me, good for you, all simply good.

Vizfizz
09-28-2006, 05:56 PM
Thanks guys for the nice comments. Swage is a very nice addition to the EIAS little world. It is very powerful. Animated capabilities are great too (all parts can be animated), plus it takes care of UV coordinates, which is great for the rope picture we have done.
Good for broadcast, good for illustrative works, good for me, good for you, all simply good.

Thanks Stephane.

It shouldn't be too much longer before we release the product. However, we have a few more things to do before its ready. Gotta work up a video tour for it, complete the manual, and perhaps release one last beta. But it wont be long. :)

Vizfizz
09-29-2006, 09:48 AM
Just playing around with Swage...its very easy to "Braid" extrusions together to get rope like objects with true geometry rather than UV's texture alternatives.

PaulS2
09-29-2006, 05:45 PM
Here's a few ropey/cable sort of things using Swage:

http://homepage.mac.com/sherstobitoff/.Pictures/Swage%20images/Cable01.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/sherstobitoff/PhotoAlbum37.html

Paul

Vizfizz
09-29-2006, 08:01 PM
Hey Paul.. nice stuff. Please describe your technique for the benefit of others interested in the plugin.

PaulS2
09-29-2006, 09:03 PM
Yes, I guess I should.

I created the type (Rope and Cable) in EIM using the bezier toolset....I could have used 'path to line' right in EI but am more comfortable in EIM.

Swage is wonderful to create geometry from curves so linked the 'rope' type to the pluggin.

I used Trestle to create the profile which would be extruded down that curve. I used the 'super-star' (I believe it's called) to take a simple semi-circle and make a star with about 10 nobs/points on it.

Linked that to Swage - it gave me the basic geometry I wanted except for the twisted strands rope and cable has. There is a function in Swage with allows rotation of the profile so I rotated the Trestle profile many, many times down the extrusion.....and there you go. Real geometry twisted rope.

It certainly could be fine tuned and perfected in my examples but wanted to see how to create those sort of things with Swage.

One cool thing is you can animate the extrusion and rotation so some very interesting effects are acheiveable.

Paul

Reuben5150
09-29-2006, 11:38 PM
Here's a few ropey/cable sort of things using Swage:

http://homepage.mac.com/sherstobitoff/PhotoAlbum37.html

Paul

"SciFiS" reminds me of H R Giger, very cool :)


Reuben

Martin Kay
10-01-2006, 08:52 PM
Here's a few ropey/cable sort of things using Swage:

http://homepage.mac.com/sherstobitoff/.Pictures/Swage%20images/Cable01.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/sherstobitoff/PhotoAlbum37.html

Paul

Nice stuff, must have took a bit of fiddling to get that path right.

Martin K

Martin Kay
10-01-2006, 08:56 PM
SWAGE [sweyj] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation, noun,
verb, swaged, swaging.

Great image, I though it was a photo at first.... Like the composition and the colour scheme...

Martin K

Vizfizz
10-09-2006, 11:16 PM
Constructed with Paralumino Geometry Generation Tools and Swage for EIAS Animator


http://www.paralumino.com/images/SwagePromo3.jpg

www.paralumino.com

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