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    [ADDON] Siding Generator

    Here is a mostly complete addon for generating siding. It has 11 different types of siding. For a more detailed write up and pictures you can read this. It can create four different materials of siding: Wood, Vinyl, Tin, and Fiber Cement. There are 5 types of wood, 3 types of vinyl, 2 types of tin, and 1 type of fiber cement. You put a slope on it, cutout rectangles, vary the lenghts (on most types), and adjust many parameters of it. Again, for pictures check out the previous link. Here is the link to the script. Also if you could like to put it in the View3D > Toolbar > Create panel then install this addon.

    Manual Link (updated with software)
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    ##Known Problems##
    1. If you use the "From Object" part, and then delete the object and create another piece of siding, it will remember that name and won't update the list of objects. I am currently looking into a way of making it update everytime.
    2. Certain issues can be cause by the cutout because it uses the boolean tool. Thus when edges are co-linear it can cause come problems. Just adjust the cutout a little to fix that. As I can't change how the boolean tool works.

    UPDATE 0.2: Upon request I added a way to use other objects as a template. There are limitations so make sure to read the manual first for instructions.

    UPDATE 0.3: Major bug fixes, should install properly now. Condensed down to one file to avoid some importing issues that were coming up. "From Object" update, you have to now type in the name of the object. I couldn't get the drop down to update as objects where deleted or added.

    UPDATE 0.4: Updates with From Object part, now you can't use objects with thickness, but you can use planes. It now uses the active object, so no more typing. Check updated manual for some requirements for using it. Download link has been updated.

    UPDATE 0.5: ###NEW### Update "From Object" part, cursor position and rotation issues all taken care of. Check manual for the details. Bricks have been added. Location controls have been added. Cycles materials have been added. Bricks come with some presets to create different patterns and bump types. Make sure to read the manual's warnings, issues, and notes part to learn some of the limitations.

    Let me know about any bugs you find, thanks and here are a couple pictures for those who don't want to read the write up:
    wood.jpg wood types
    tin.jpg tin types
    varylengths.jpg varied lengths, cutout, and slope
    Last edited by Jacob Morris; 18-Oct-14 at 13:58.



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    cool could'a used this awhile back.thanks alot



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    Originally Posted by polygonesrus View Post
    cool could'a used this awhile back.thanks alot
    No problem, I could have as well. That's why I made it!



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    Hi Jacob Morris,

    You are an Angel! Your add-on was so expected! A great Thanks for sharing it!
    Congratulations.
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    Thanks a lot @Spirou4D



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    It would be to apply the siding generator to any convex polygon or even to an arbitrary polygon.

    I'd also request bricks and logs.



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    Originally Posted by vvoovv View Post
    It would be to apply the siding generator to any convex polygon or even to an arbitrary polygon.

    I'd also request bricks and logs.
    Not quite sure what you mean by the first part. Do you mean you would like to be able to apply it to a pre-existing object? Like a modifier?
    I will consider both logs and bricks, logs would be a good bit harder than bricks, but both would be useful to have. So I'll take a look.



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    Originally Posted by Jacob Morris View Post
    Not quite sure what you mean by the first part. Do you mean you would like to be able to apply it to a pre-existing object? Like a modifier?
    I will consider both logs and bricks, logs would be a good bit harder than bricks, but both would be useful to have. So I'll take a look.
    Exactly. Like a modifier. Suppose we have a wall or more generally, a polygon. At the end we'll have the wall covered with a desired material.

    On a separate note. Perhaps you could borrow something from the floor board generator. Are you aware of it?



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    Originally Posted by vvoovv View Post
    Exactly. Like a modifier. Suppose we have a wall or more generally, a polygon. At the end we'll have the wall covered with a desired material.

    On a separate note. Perhaps you could borrow something from the floor board generator. Are you aware of it?
    Yep, I am familiar with floor board generator, and I get what you are asking. I am currently doing some looking and I will see what I can come up with.



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    I'd like to place here a link to the Archimesh addon. It can generate tiled rectangles with a number of pre-set tiles.



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    Originally Posted by vvoovv View Post
    I'd like to place here a link to the Archimesh addon. It can generate tiled rectangles with a number of pre-set tiles.
    I have seen that addon before, it is a pretty neat one. I add the feature you requested, so take a look at the manual and the script links which have been updated in the original post. Here are some pictures:
    scripting.jpg
    template object
    fromobject.jpg
    end siding
    Last edited by Jacob Morris; 10-Oct-14 at 13:45.



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    Tried to install in 2.72 and it would not install.



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    Originally Posted by bkjernisted View Post
    Tried to install in 2.72 and it would not install.
    Are you getting an error message? Or is it just not installing at all?



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    Just not installing.



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    Originally Posted by bkjernisted View Post
    Just not installing.
    Ok, I am looking into it, I am having the same problem. It runs fine from the text editor, but doesn't want to install.



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    strange me to, got it to install fine on my old vista downstairs a couple days ago , but when i tried to put it on my main computer windows 7 no luck hmmmmm puzzling.



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    Originally Posted by polygonesrus View Post
    strange me to, got it to install fine on my old vista downstairs a couple days ago , but when i tried to put it on my main computer windows 7 no luck hmmmmm puzzling.
    It is very odd, I hope to fix it as soon as I figure out what is going on.



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    Originally Posted by polygonesrus View Post
    strange me to, got it to install fine on my old vista downstairs a couple days ago , but when i tried to put it on my main computer windows 7 no luck hmmmmm puzzling.
    Try this version



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    Originally Posted by bkjernisted View Post
    Just not installing.
    Try this version



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