Texture Toolbox Gadget

Overview

The Texture Toolbox was created to compliment the already vast number of options that we can use within the software to create Textures. This Gadget works with the vectors created with the Vector Texture Tool found in the V8 Software and adds the following capabilties.

  1. Ability to cut in and out of the material along a single Vector
  2. Ability to change cut direction of the tool in a toolpath along a single vector
  3. Ability to rotate vectors 180 degrees so wave vectors oppose each other

To get a greater understanding of what each of these features can do, we highly recommend watching the video below which shows in software footage and useage of this Gadget.

How It Works

The Texture Toolbox has been designed to be used with the Vector Texture Tool in the V8 Software.
Firstly select your vectors that have been created with the Vector Texture Tool, Then select to use the Texture Toolbox. There are various options to select from which can all be used together to create something completely unique.

Change Rate & Cut Depths Explained. Changing the minimum and maximum change rate means how many times to change the depth of cut along a single vector, if the minimum and maximum is different, the gadget will randomise the change rate between the values for every single wave vector, For the change rate to have any effect, the minimum and maximum cut depths need to be different.

Cut Direction Explained. This option enables the user to change the direction of cutting the vectors, either Clockwise(left to right) or Anti Clockwise (right to left), Leaving this to normal will cut all vectors in the same direction, choosing alternate, will cut each wave vector in a different direction to the last, Randomise will let the gadget choose randomly when to alternate the individual wave vectors, Alternate Until Every, will alternate every vector until specified and cut that next one the same direction as the last then repeat.
 
Rotate Vector Explained Rotate Every enables us to rotate a vector 180 degress, every however many we specify in the options.


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Step By Step

Tutorial - Recommended

Updates

Current Version: 1.3

Version 1.3 (15th March 2016)

  1. Added error checking for invalid data entries

Version 1.2 (2nd November 2015)

  1. Added Collapse All/Expand All option for the instructions in gadget, to fix small screen issues

Version 1.1 (27th October 2015)

  1. Added error checking for selected vectors
  2. Added error checking for cancel buttons

Version 1.0 Pre Release version to users of the User Group Meeting 2015

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