Author Topic: Archeoastronomy and Sketchup  (Read 12808 times)


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Re: Archeoastronomy and Sketchup
« Reply #30 on: May 14, 2010, 05:56:52 AM »
You're welcome.  :)

You're right that "a)" shouldn't be too difficult. The Face Sun plugin was the one I originally modified to make it so that it only rotated the face. It wouldn't be hard to change it back. You could even make it so that you could have both options, one for rotating just the face, and another for rotating the face and everything attached to it.

"b)" would be more tricky, but I think it's possible. It depends on whether or not you can find a program that will do what you want. If you find something where you can save the data to a file, you could then have the plugin parse that data and look for the altitudes and azimuths for a celestial object and import them into Sketchup. It's not something I know much about, but looking up "string parsing" and "regular expressions" might help for this project.

I actually bought that "Automatic Sketchup" book myself. I'm still waiting for it to get here in the mail though. It should hopefully be a big help.

Take Care and Good Luck!