use skatter for placeing chars?


#1

Hi

I model in sketchup and render in octane render.

I wonder if i can use skatter to populate my scene with chairs?

I can add the dummies by using the “pick individual points”, and then export to csv file, and combine this with a octane model. this works fine but…

Is it posible to manual rotate the chairs?

Or am I’m doing it completely wrong using Skatter for this?

thanks
jorgensen


#2

It is not yet possible to specify a rotation for individual points.

Isn’t it simpler to place the chairs as regular SketchUp components?


#3

hi thomas

thanks for the fast reply.

as i wrote i’m not sure i do it the right way :slight_smile:

i need to use some simple boxes as dummy components in sketchup, else the file gets to heavy.
but i can’t figure out how to replace the dummy components in octane? - i’m sure i very simple but…

thanks
jorgensen


#4

Does this help? https://docs.otoy.com/SketchUpH/SketchUpPluginManual.htm#Sketchup/Proxies.htm


#5

hi thomas

it seems that your link is for the plugin version of octane.

i have given up the plugin version for sketchup. i now use the standalone.

thanks
jorgensen


#6

But can’t you export to Standalone from the plugin?


#7

i need to install the plugin again to test - i removed it as it slowed down sketchup.

right now i export via export > 3d model > obj.

if i export via the plugin, will i then be able to replace components in octane?

jorgensen


#8

I don’t know, I don’t use Octane. But I’d assume a proxy in SketchUp linking to an external file will export also as a proxy in Standalone.
But you should ask Otoy for that.


#9

hi thomas

thanks - i will try that.

thanks
jorgensen