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Old 8th December 2020, 09:16 PM   #1
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Default Corners and Short Cuts

Hi All

Wondering about 2 things...

1. Rounded edges on cubes - I know I can divide the faces of a cube a few times and the subdivide and commit to get rounded edges - but that gives me a lot of extra surfaces - and the corners are too big.... Is there a way to get a tight rounded corner without all the extra polys...?

2. This on OSX Mac - is there a way to set up a shortcut for "File / Export / X-Plane 8" - and use the same name as the .ac only .obj - and say yes to Replace. I do this many many times I a day and would be great to just shortcut it...

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Old 10th December 2020, 08:50 AM   #2
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I think subdivide is the probably the best way to make a rounded cube but try it again and start with a block say 8x8x8 (or use Surface->divide 3 times on a basic cube), then subdivide. This will make the corners "tighter". If there are large areas where you want to reduce the surfaces, select an area and use Surface->Combine to make it a single polygon.

For a quicker export access, show Files->Export-selection - this can stay open. Set the selection-type to All, select the export-type, browse to set your filename, and you can click the Export button every time you want to save.

For a shortcut, you can put this text in a file (e.g. keys.tcl) in the scripts folder:


bind . <Control-e> "ac3d exporter_select_file OBJ8Save"


This should work for control-e but you can edit that as desired, some keys are already used of course.
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Old 31st December 2020, 07:41 PM   #3
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Thanks Andy - that Export Selected works well. Is there anyway it could use the .ac filename automatically as the .obj filename?
(and Happy New Year)
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I'm not sure what you mean. You can change the filename to anything you like.
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Old 14th January 2021, 11:28 PM   #5
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I'm not sure what you mean. You can change the filename to anything you like.
Yes - I suppose this may be script territory but I was wondering if it would be possible to gave the output .obj file name automatically match the .ac file name (ie without changing the file name manually) - scripting?
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