Wireframe?

Hi,

I need a wireframe of an object I’ve created. The “Wire” button in material settings is not bad, but I couldn’t tune the thickness of the wire. I found a script on blender3d.org [1] to create wire frames. I copied it to my scripts folder, but it’s not available in blender. If I copy it into the text window and exec it it ask some options, but nothing happens. Does someone use this script? How should I install it?

[1] http://members.iinet.net.au/~cpbarton/wire_mesh.py

regards
Andreas

in case you’re on linux, you might have to put your scripts in your .blender/ folder of your home/username/ directory

jonathan

Yes, I use Linux. I set the path in blender “File Paths->Python” to /home/andreas/blender/scripts/ and I copied some other scripts (e.g. 3DS export/import) to this directory and they apear in blender. But if I copy the wire_mesh.py to this directory I couldn’t see it. I expect this function in edit mode if I select some meshes and then “Space Menu->Edit” and somewhere there. But there’s nothing with WireFrames. Where should this function located?

regards
Andreas

forget it. I got it to work… :wink:

Don’t leave us out now: what did you do, exactly?

When someone else, a few months or years from now, finds this thread and reads it to the end, let them have a solution, not a “I found it, [but I’m not going to actually tell you what it is.]” :slight_smile:

I split the main window and seleted scripts window in one. Then the menu “Scripts->Mesh->Solitify Selected Edges (wire)” and it worked. The script asks some questions and then wireframes it.

Andreas

Grr. My gladness was to early. Now it apears in the scripts window, but I had “wire” still activated, and so I thought it works, but it didn’t I’m currently debugging the script to see why it doesn’t work. There’s a if statement that everytime leaves the script without working on meshes. Could someone get this script to work?

regards
Andreas

Ok, now I get it really to work. I’ve before to separate (y) edges and then use the script. It’s best to be in edge select mode. Here is a short description. I think this should be linked at the tutorial site on blender3d.org.

http://www.blender.org/modules.php?op=modload&name=phpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=4647

But I found a better script for wire frames:
http://jmsoler.free.fr/didacticiel/blender/tutor/python_wireshadows_en.htm

I think this should also listed on the scripts site on blender3d.org. Is here someone who’s responsible for this website? Or should I report this to blender3d.org?

Andreas

I’m faced with a similar problem and found the script Andreas mentioned. However I can’t find a way to use that script (tesselate8_8j.py) within Blender. I’m using Blender 2.37a on a PowerMac G4 running MacOS X 10.4.2. I hope somebody can help me…

Kind regards,
Wim

ps. I must say that I’m far from an expert using Blender.