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tS7.6 - Model Layout

Post by trueBlue » 24 Jan 2010, 20:28

tS7.6 - Model Layout
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This layout is designed for users that only want to use the Model side.
There are no Workspace Stack, Tabs, or Toolbars.
Included is a tSFileMenu Bridge Button Installer that will add Buttons to the Model File Menu where you can turn the:
Bridge = Auto, On, or Off
Scene Sync = On or Off

Instructions:
Copy the included Layouts - Model folder to the Rs Main Libraries folder.
From the top Workspace/File menu:
Load the Model.rsl layout file.
Load the tSFileMenu Bridge Button Installer.RsObj file.
Select the Assign TABs Library and then the above Model.rsl layout file.
At the top left corner select the tS7 icon and Save Layout, browse to the tS folder and save the default_layout.rsl file. This file is included in the zip file as well.

These are the steps I performed with a fresh install of tS76
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1.) Install tS76 to a clean folder, default is C:\trueSpace76
Note: Do not open tS76 in the above step

Vray: If you have Vray, install it before opening tS76, then open tS76, install and load Vray from the Package Manager, and then continue to step 3 below.

2.) Open tS76

3.) Minimize tS76, copy the Layouts - Model folder to the C:\trueSpace76\tS\Rs Main Libraries folder, copy the default_Layout.rsl file to the C:\trueSpace76\tS folder, and copy the tSFileMenu Bridge Buttons Installer.RsObj to your Desktop

4.) Set the Desktop panel as shown in the capture

5.) Close all 3 Workspace toolbars

6.) From the Assign TABs Library, browse to and open the Model.rsl file

7.) Select the Model Tab

8.) From the Workspace's File menu, Load the tSFileMenu Bridge Buttons Installer.RsObj

9.) Close and Open tS76

If you have Vray and want to use it at this point, from the TS6 Files menu select the Preferences button, and then select the Vray.tsr from the Render Engine attribute
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Re: tS7.6 - Model Layout

Post by trueBlue » 25 Jan 2010, 05:48

Vray Materials for Model.
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Extract to the C:\trueSpace76\tS\Library folder
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Re: tS7.6 - Model Layout

Post by Emmanuel » 25 Jan 2010, 09:21

trueBlue, I am thinking about Prodigy's future VRay standalone export tool.
When we launch a VRay render from Modeler in a Bridge OFF configuration, trueSpace automatically synchronizes the Workspace scene. But Prodigy's tool will be a pure Workspace feature that requires the Modeler scene to be loaded into Workspace first. Do you think a clic on your Synch ON/OFF buttons will make the switch ?

That bi-directional Bridge is problematic when a Workspace scene goes back into Modeler, as some errors may occurs sometime. So I am looking for an "export button" scenario that will do the synchronization Modeler-to-Workspace but never bring back the scene to Modeler.
What do you think ?

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Re: tS7.6 - Model Layout

Post by trueBlue » 25 Jan 2010, 17:05

Can't really say for sure. I do notice that there is another Bridge option though.
You can change the SyncMethod attribute from Smart sync to Full merge. You can still access the Desktop panel in this layout. Change the 3D aspect to 2D aspect and navigate to the System/Preferences/Desktop panel. If you find the right settings for whatever purpose you want, I can add another button(s) with the command(s).

FYI: This is the same layout that I posted on the Caligari Fourm except I found a way to hide the Workspace/Model Tabs and I improved the button installer.

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Re: tS7.6 - Model Layout

Post by Emmanuel » 25 Jan 2010, 17:52

Thanks for the info ! :)
I guess Smart Sync must be for synchronization at a clic on the Workspace tab, while Full Merge will probably force synchronization even if there is no Worspace window in the layout.

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Re: tS7.6 - Model Layout

Post by trueBlue » 25 Jan 2010, 19:03

From the tS76 Manual

BridgeSync:
Sets the rate of synchronization between Workspace and Model Views. 30 fps is the default, and you can set the rate slower if you experience a slow down in program response due to the amount of data going between Model View and Workspace View. 0 fps means the synchronization will be executed only in selected cases such as when selection changes. Moving objects will not be synchronized in real-time.

Bridge Switch:
This combo box allows you to turn the bridge on or off.
There are three options:

1.) On: Bridge is deactivated only when modeler is closed.
Use this mode if:
• You do lot of animations with behaviors
• Switch often among layouts
• Want to be sure you won't lose any information during switches

2.) Off: Bridge is always deactivated.
Use this mode if:
• You work with large models, or you convert large models from older trueSpace versions. This is the most memory efficient and fastest mode.
• You use only the functions available in trueSpace6.6 for quick modeling and KF animation

3.) Auto: Bridge is deactivated when Modeler is closed or Modeler is open and all Link Editor Views and View3Ds are closed. This is a Default mode.
Use this mode if:
• You want to use Model and Workspace and your objects do not use a lot of behaviors combined with key-frames animation which could get lost during bridge activation/deactivation. This is the best compromise for most of the workflows.

To summarize the philosophy behind using the bridge modes:

Bridge On is a safe mode. It uses more memory and it is slower due to always on sync but if you have a medium size project where it is critical not to lose objects on both side of the bridge this is the mode you would use.

Bridge Off is for large projects which do not require much sync between Model and Workspace.

Bridge Auto is for most everyday work and is the Default mode. It is both fast and memory efficient but in some cases you may lose work on either Model or Workspace side.

When you turn the bridge to On or to Auto after you have worked in Off state, you will be presented with a dialogue box which will allow you to specify the direction of synchronization for Model and Workspace sides:
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Sync is smart and will preserve all the work on the destination side that is not in direct conflict with the source side. You may lose some work, however, if you create some Workspace script behavior on a grouped object and then execute Boolean operation on the subobjects of the group in Model side. If there is a conflict, the Source side overwrites destination changes.

SyncMethod:
Called when the bridge is turned On to synchronize content on Workspace and Model side of the bridge.
• Smart Sync: Source side overrides the destination side if there are conflicting changes on the same object. If changes are on different objects, destination changes are kept.
• Full Merge: More comprehensive but slower method which attempts to preserve even changes on the same object.

Support Model procedural animation:
Allows you to turn off transfer of procedural animation to model side to increase the speed of bridge synchronization. If you want to see Workspace scripts running in Model you set this checkbox to On. That way you can move for example object in Model View and see color is procedurally changed by Workspace script.

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