CLF Simple Loft
This script smoothly connects curves using a simple lofting technique.
CLF Simple Loft

Select a "spline" or series of connected lines, and select as many splines as you desire.  Then hit enter to complete the processing.

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It is not working with Sketchup2014 :(

Bruno A's picture

its work a first time, but in second time, its not work, the shape dont appear

very nice, thanks!!!!!!!!!! installed on SU2015, to make it work u have to 1. make sure the loft icon is deactivated, then click on it, 2. click on curve 1, 3. click on curve 2, 3. hit enter, 4. enter number of segments. Voila!

SIMEONOV V's picture

It is working, awesome! How!?
Just make sure that both edges have same numbers of segments. Then you will not have any problem with it.

Tested with SU 2016

Nirklars ..'s picture

Tested in Sketchup 2014 and 2015 and I can't get it to work.

Here is an animation of what happens: http://imgur.com/Ju3CQDW

Denis m's picture

similarly

Makan P's picture

This Plugin works just fine, I'm using SketchUp 2015, you should have same segments for your lines so that it works, to do that right click on your selected line, choose divide and put the same amount pf segments you want, do this for all of your lines, to know how many segments you have check out the entity info, remember your line shouldn't be closed, tnx.

J B's picture
J B

**A possible SOLUTION to YOUR PROBLEM included below**

First, KUDOS to the Fullmers on a nice little extension. It can be a little temperamental, and can get frustrating when it doesn't advise you on how to correct a flawed design, but once you master it, it will add character and beauty to your creations.

One of my problems lied in the fact that I would try to add it to an already complicated design. Separating your curves/lines from the design using copy/paste or move-copy is the first part, but you must watch out for the specks!

The best way to remove specks: Instead of only clicking the curve/line and dividing it, click and drag around the curve. If the divide option is available, then it's good...divide and continue. But if not: Click the undivided curve/line, cut it (go to edit on top-left), click and drag around the area the curve was, delete those awful specks, and then paste-in place. Divide that and continue the operation.

You may have to redraw a curve if it is separated somewhere and make it one piece. Shouldn't be too difficult if you mark the ends and a place on the curve and use the 3-point arc tool.

I hope that helps, my creative friends!

Olivier N.'s picture

Hi
I used it in 2013 pro, it doesn't work in sumake 2015 64b neither in 2014pro it just creates points instead of segments. But in 2014pro it works if I re-use old segments created in 2013 to make previous loft...
Maybe I re-install 2013 just for my loft affairs.
Thanks anyway

Manuel V's picture

hi. works fine, w8.1 64bit, su2015

Jo W.'s picture

Great plug in, holy wow it does better than my copy of SolidWorks!!! How to video needs work.

How to make this work: 1. Install extension following the instructions window that pops up on this website.

2. Under view -> toolbars enable viewing the "Simple loft" tool. It'll pop up as a button, you can drag it into the toolbar to dock it like all the other buttons.

3. Make some lines! They must NOT be closed shapes, like a circle or a polygon. They have to be a line, NOT A SHAPE. It can be a really complex set of lines, I used lines that were about 800 segments long each.

4. Press the loft button.

5. Click the lines you want to connect. Hit enter on your keyboard.

6. A window will pop up asking you to enter a number. Enter a number, like, 10, and DO NOT HIT ENTER, click "okay".

7. For the number of segments part you may have to fiddle with a range of numbers if it spits put weird output, or no output. If sketchup stops responding, just give it more time. A loft can take several minutes if it is complicated. I started with 1000, then 100, then 10, and it turned out good on 10. This part is where it will appear to not work, but may just need a different segment number. I think small numbers are the way to go.

Mark B.'s picture

not working in Sketchup V15 running on windows 7 64Bit

Berwout D's picture

does not work in su15.

Works fine for me in SU15

joshua K.'s picture

First and foremost.. You have great plugins!
AND>>> This "simple" plugin is no exception!!

Thank you! :)

Thomas W.'s picture

why isnt it downloadingggggg!!!!!!!

Fenna Fullmer's picture

Hi Thomas, sorry its not working. Are you trying to install it from within SketchUp? Or are you inside of a Chrome/Safari type web browser trying to download this?

I think I see that there is a new Terms of Use that users have to agree to before being able to download. Its possible that the overlay window for that is not popping up, and maybe that is blocking you form being able to download.

Thomas W.'s picture

why isnt it downloadingggggg!!!!!!!

Crispijn V.'s picture

interesting to see people developing tools that exist in more advanced 3d modelling programs like rhino 3ds or maya, on my osx platform after having added the button to my custom toolbar in the top the simple loft script got working.
I could imagine a extended set of tools which is actually quite a long list in order to make sketchup a programme that could really compete with its bigger brothers. The cross platform compatibility and core engine is great
but sketchup, or some third party could really come up with custom bigger additions to the program ala vray to make the program suitable for architects, engineers mathematicians or other professions.

American General D.'s picture

work great! I've made sure to have the same number of segments in each of the lines i'm lofting

Tom R. B's picture

a thought would it be possible, to pop up at box asking for segments as well so you can take any lines, and the function changes the segments number of all selected lines for you ?

This does not work, fix it, I am very dissapointed :(.

This does not work, fix it, I am very dissapointed :(.

This isn't working.

Skyler R's picture

It doesn't work, Im pretty sure that its becuase you dont have any mac support plz fix

Skyler R's picture

It doesn't work, Im pretty sure that its becuase you dont have any mac support plz fix

This does not work. Please do fix it.

This does not work. Please do fix it.

This does not work. Please do fix it.

This does not work. Please do fix it.

This does not work. Please do fix it.

This does not work. Please do fix it.

This isn't working for me.

This didn't work…at all. Please fix it. I am dissapointed and now can't get the work done that I need. Thanks for nothing. :/

This didn't work…at all. Please fix it. I am dissapointed and now can't get the work done that I need. Thanks for nothing. :/

This does not work at all.

I have the same problem as Vusal. Please fix it.

This isn't working for me. I can't 2 different series of edges. Pls fix it ASAP.

This isn't working for me. I can't 2 different series of edges. Pls fix it ASAP.

This isn't working for me. I can't 2 different series of edges. Pls fix it ASAP.

It doesnt work, please fix it, I was so happy to use it, bummer

It doesn't work. Please fix it.

This thing doesn't work… :(

This doesn't work please fix it.

This totally doesn't work!

It is not working for me, I get to the point that I select how many segments I want then it just adds some dots on my lines. Hope you can fix it plz!

Vusal J's picture

I have a square at the bottom and circle on the top.
I press the Loft Plug-in, then select the square and the circle and press enter.

"Please, select 2 different series of edges" appears on the screen and nothing lofts.

Bong D's picture

thanks

i like the crickets in the background of the tutorial :)

Min N.'s picture

It's a plugin that I'm looking for a long time. Thanks.

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CLF Simple Loft (0.3.0); January 10, 2014
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Chris Fullmer has been writing SketchUp plugins since 2009 when he designed a free study course at UC Berkeley aimed at using SketchUp Ruby to make tools to help improve the landscape modeling process. Chris now works for Trimble as the SketchUp Product Manager for the Extensibility Team.