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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Duplicate2 plugin tutorial [~400kb]
Date: 19 Mar 2007 10:59:21
Message: <45fe7b19@news.povray.org>
There is a very interesting plugin for Moray that Steffen Hartleib made in 
2000, called Duplicate2.dll. It has, amongst others, a basic trace() 
function.
I have used it once in a while over the years, and recently thought it 
needed a small tutorial. So I tested different things and wrote them down. I 
tried contacting Steffen about the plugin, but his e-mail is no longer 
valid. So, for distribution of the plugin to those who want to try it, you 
can ask me and I shall post it here.

Thomas


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Attachments:
Download 'Using Duplicate2.pdf' (398 KB)

From: Stephen
Subject: Re: Duplicate2 plugin tutorial [~400kb]
Date: 19 Mar 2007 11:30:02
Message: <web.45fe817d93b3eda6f1cb1e660@news.povray.org>
"Thomas de Groot" <t.d### [at] internlDOTnet> wrote:
> There is a very interesting plugin for Moray that Steffen Hartleib made in
> 2000, called Duplicate2.dll. It has, amongst others, a basic trace()
> function.
> I have used it once in a while over the years, and recently thought it
> needed a small tutorial. So I tested different things and wrote them down. I
> tried contacting Steffen about the plugin, but his e-mail is no longer
> valid. So, for distribution of the plugin to those who want to try it, you
> can ask me and I shall post it here.
>
> Thomas

Thatís good of you Thomas, I think that I tried it years ago but did not
realise it used the trace function. I will give it another look since you
posted your tutorial.

Stephen


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: Duplicate2 plugin tutorial [~400kb]
Date: 19 Mar 2007 11:39:07
Message: <45fe846b$1@news.povray.org>
"Stephen" <mcavoys_AT_aolDOT.com> schreef in bericht 
news:web.45fe817d93b3eda6f1cb1e660@news.povray.org...
>
> That's good of you Thomas, I think that I tried it years ago but did not
> realise it used the trace function. I will give it another look since you
> posted your tutorial.
>

You are welcome!
To tell the truth, I totally forgot about that function until a couple of 
days ago when I wanted to use the plugin for something else. I then realized 
that it did a trace output when using a height_field as container. And that 
ptompted me to write the tutorial because I kind of had to reinvent the 
wheel again.

Thomas


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From: Stephen
Subject: Re: Duplicate2 plugin tutorial [~400kb]
Date: 19 Mar 2007 13:15:02
Message: <web.45fe9a7093b3eda6f1cb1e660@news.povray.org>
"Thomas de Groot" <t.d### [at] internlDOTnet> wrote:
> "Stephen" <mcavoys_AT_aolDOT.com> schreef in bericht
> news:web.45fe817d93b3eda6f1cb1e660@news.povray.org...
> >
> > That's good of you Thomas, I think that I tried it years ago but did not
> > realise it used the trace function. I will give it another look since you
> > posted your tutorial.
> >
>
> You are welcome!
> To tell the truth, I totally forgot about that function until a couple of
> days ago when I wanted to use the plugin for something else. I then realized
> that it did a trace output when using a height_field as container. And that
> ptompted me to write the tutorial because I kind of had to reinvent the
> wheel again.
>
> Thomas

I remember the name but your screenshot did not look familiar. I must try to
find my old Moray files on my last HD which crashed about a year ago.

Stephen


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From: Marc
Subject: Re: Duplicate2 plugin tutorial [~400kb]
Date: 19 Mar 2007 13:34:31
Message: <45fe9f77@news.povray.org>
"Thomas de Groot" <t.d### [at] internlDOTnet> a écrit dans le message de 
news: 45fe7b19@news.povray.org...
> There is a very interesting plugin for Moray that Steffen Hartleib made in 
> 2000, called Duplicate2.dll. It has, amongst others, a basic trace() 
> function.
> I have used it once in a while over the years, and recently thought it 
> needed a small tutorial. So I tested different things and wrote them down. 
> I tried contacting Steffen about the plugin, but his e-mail is no longer 
> valid. So, for distribution of the plugin to those who want to try it, you 
> can ask me and I shall post it here.
>
> Thomas
>
>
I never saw this plugin, could you post it please?


Marc


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: The Duplicate2 plugin for your convenience
Date: 19 Mar 2007 14:32:32
Message: <45fead10@news.povray.org>
Here it is!
Just put it in the plugin directory.

Thomas


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Attachments:
Download 'dublicate2.dll.dat' (68 KB)

From: Marc
Subject: Re: The Duplicate2 plugin for your convenience
Date: 19 Mar 2007 14:49:00
Message: <45feb0ec@news.povray.org>
"Thomas de Groot" <t.d### [at] internlDOTnet> a écrit dans le message de 
news: 45fead10@news.povray.org...
> Here it is!
> Just put it in the plugin directory.
>
> Thomas
>
Thank you Thomas :-)

Marc


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From: Arne Kleinophorst
Subject: Re: The Duplicate2 plugin for your convenience
Date: 22 Mar 2007 11:04:57
Message: <460270E8.10403@spam.debitel.net>
The Readme, originally attached to the plugin:

Dublicate2 v0.4,

Dublicate2 is a Moray v3.2/v3.3 Plugin, giving a new duplication dialog.
The duplication of the objects is randomised, with adjustable values for
the area, the sizing and the rotation The objects will be created randomly
with a given seed value and added to a csg group. In V0.2 there's a new
option to place the duplicated objects. You can use certain objects as
boundaries for the randomised creation. Supported boundary objects in v0.3
are:
  Cube
  cylinder
  torus
  sphere
  disc
  Heightfield (Only TRUE-COLOR TGA files)
  cone

when using a heightfield, the objects will be created on the surface of
this heightfield, using the appropriate z-value

History:
v0.1 first version of the plugin using OWL

v0.2 new version without OWL
  * Cancel Button inserted
  * Icon added to Plugin List
  * scaling bug fixed
  * possibility to use certain objects as boundaries added
  * smaller bugs fixed

v0.3 add new functions
  * uniform scaling
  * create reference object
  * add original object to CSG
  * distance controll
  * new boundary object - Cone

v0.4 bugs fixed
  * new scaling function

If you should have any problems, ideas, questions or critics, feel free to
contact me
  ste### [at] studuni-rostockde


Thomas de Groot schrieb:
> Here it is!
> Just put it in the plugin directory.
> 
> Thomas
> 
>


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From: Arne Kleinophorst
Subject: Re: The Duplicate2 plugin for your convenience
Date: 22 Mar 2007 11:05:18
Message: <460270fe@news.povray.org>
The Readme, originally attached to the plugin:

Dublicate2 v0.4,

Dublicate2 is a Moray v3.2/v3.3 Plugin, giving a new duplication dialog.
The duplication of the objects is randomised, with adjustable values for
the area, the sizing and the rotation The objects will be created randomly
with a given seed value and added to a csg group. In V0.2 there's a new
option to place the duplicated objects. You can use certain objects as
boundaries for the randomised creation. Supported boundary objects in v0.3
are:
  Cube
  cylinder
  torus
  sphere
  disc
  Heightfield (Only TRUE-COLOR TGA files)
  cone

when using a heightfield, the objects will be created on the surface of
this heightfield, using the appropriate z-value

History:
v0.1 first version of the plugin using OWL

v0.2 new version without OWL
  * Cancel Button inserted
  * Icon added to Plugin List
  * scaling bug fixed
  * possibility to use certain objects as boundaries added
  * smaller bugs fixed

v0.3 add new functions
  * uniform scaling
  * create reference object
  * add original object to CSG
  * distance controll
  * new boundary object - Cone

v0.4 bugs fixed
  * new scaling function

If you should have any problems, ideas, questions or critics, feel free to
contact me
  ste### [at] studuni-rostockde


Thomas de Groot schrieb:
> Here it is!
> Just put it in the plugin directory.
> 
> Thomas
> 
>


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: The Duplicate2 plugin for your convenience
Date: 22 Mar 2007 14:30:17
Message: <4602a109$1@news.povray.org>
Thank you Arne!

I lost the readme file of the plugin. Completes and corrects my tutorial.

Thomas


"Arne Kleinophorst" <kle### [at] spamdebitelnet> schreef in bericht 
news:460### [at] spamdebitelnet...
> The Readme, originally attached to the plugin:
>
> Dublicate2 v0.4,
>
> Dublicate2 is a Moray v3.2/v3.3 Plugin, giving a new duplication dialog.
> The duplication of the objects is randomised, with adjustable values for
> the area, the sizing and the rotation The objects will be created randomly
> with a given seed value and added to a csg group. In V0.2 there's a new
> option to place the duplicated objects. You can use certain objects as
> boundaries for the randomised creation. Supported boundary objects in v0.3
> are:
>  Cube
>  cylinder
>  torus
>  sphere
>  disc
>  Heightfield (Only TRUE-COLOR TGA files)
>  cone
>
> when using a heightfield, the objects will be created on the surface of
> this heightfield, using the appropriate z-value
>
> History:
> v0.1 first version of the plugin using OWL
>
> v0.2 new version without OWL
>  * Cancel Button inserted
>  * Icon added to Plugin List
>  * scaling bug fixed
>  * possibility to use certain objects as boundaries added
>  * smaller bugs fixed
>
> v0.3 add new functions
>  * uniform scaling
>  * create reference object
>  * add original object to CSG
>  * distance controll
>  * new boundary object - Cone
>
> v0.4 bugs fixed
>  * new scaling function
>
> If you should have any problems, ideas, questions or critics, feel free to
> contact me
>  ste### [at] studuni-rostockde
>
>
> Thomas de Groot schrieb:
>> Here it is!
>> Just put it in the plugin directory.
>>
>> Thomas
>>


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