Skatter Library does't load


#1

Hello,

I have a problem to load a grass or any other object group prom Skatter library. Any thoughts why is it so?

Thank you


#2

What happens exactly? Any error popup?


#3

No, no errors popn up. Only thing that when I choose from skatter library and press load, nothing happens and does not turn into the option where I need to select my surface as an object. In one of the files, where I could do that , whenever I try a new load then it works but in a new sketchup file when I try to load trees or bushes it does not…


#4

Try this :

  • Open a new Sketchup file
  • Open the Ruby Console (Window > Ruby Console) and keep it opened
  • Open the Skatter library and try to load a preset
  • Tell me what appears in the ruby console

#5

DL is deprecated, please use Fiddle

---- Skatter 1.3.0----
Regenerate render instances from attributes : 0.0 s
---- End ----

Skatter overwrote Vray’s ‘write_to_xml’
Error: #<NoMethodError: undefined method instances' for nil:NilClass> C:/ProgramData/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/jbb_skatter/rb/library.rb:208:inblock (2 levels) in start_lib_dialog’
C:/ProgramData/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/jbb_skatter/rb/library.rb:185:in each' C:/ProgramData/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/jbb_skatter/rb/library.rb:185:inblock in start_lib_dialog’
C:/ProgramData/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/jbb_skatter/rb/dialog.rb:20:in call' C:/ProgramData/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/jbb_skatter/rb/dialog.rb:20:inblock in add_bridge_callback’
SketchUp:1:in `call’


#6

This is very strange.
There’s nothing after “Error: #” ? (Before “C:/ProgramData/...”)


#9


#10

Do you see .skp files in C:\ProgramData\Skatter\Library ?


#11

Yes, I can see all the files…


#12

Could that be a problem? I have tried to open those files in sketchup and some of them are created in later version…


#13

Only proxy files are created in a later version, full 3d model of trees or bushes ar ok to open


#14

Oh yes indeed, that’s more than likely the problem!
Those files are supposed to be version 2014 of Sketchup, I’ll fix this for the upcoming version (should be out in a few days)


#15

Perfect! But do I need to reinstal skatter when you fix it?


#16

Yes you will need to install the new version.


#17

Thank you very much!


#18

Can you confirm that it only happens with the Bushes preset, when loading as Proxies?

That’s the only one I have been able to reproduce the issue with.


#19

I could not load everything except all the grass in sketchup skatter library. But I could not open bushes proxy sketchup file from C:\ProgramData|…