Soap Skin & Bubble
generate minimal surfaces from edges
Soap Skin & Bubble

This plugin allows you to apply a skin over edges to create complex curved surfaces.

This Plugin is a Time-Limited Demo

Time Limit is April 10, 2018

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Hi Josef !

How it will be possible to use after expired date 10 April 2018?

Daniel P's picture

Hi, Josef L. Thanks for you great plugin. I used it on SU 8 pro M2 without problems; but on SU 2013 for Windows 7 64bit, the SSB toolbar not appear whith his icons, but with the green sad emoticons! I tried it, but has a problem when it must wrap and generate a curved skin, the bubble and it goes in "BugSplat" every time. i uninstall and reinstall it, but with the same result. A help please.
Thanks, regards.

Josef L's picture

Hi Daniel P, Thanks for submitting the Bug.
It is a incompatibility with SketchUp 2013.
Sorry for my Solution, I remove the Compatibility for SketchUp 2013.
Please use a newer SketchUp Version.
Regards Josef

Thanks for the info - we didnt realise it wasnt compatible with our version so did an upgrade. Our team at http://www.bs1loftconversions.co.uk is very thankful!

Stefan P's picture

Great tool, but useless now. Expired. Can't get it to work anymore and have used it for a long time (years). Apparently it is no longer free, but there is no information on price or where to buy it.

Michał P's picture

It is still free and available till 04.2018. You probably have the older version which already expired. You need to upgrade or remove the old version and install the new one.

marvelous! keep it around for users in this and all future versionsof Sketchup, please.

R. Mogren's picture

I really love it!

Anyboby can help me in how to install this soap skin bubble plugin to my Sketchup 2014 Guys?..

Hi Gerry!
I am new here today first time and was looking myself to find out things and plug ins and I found out this cool Youtube video,
this and all other videos can help you what and how to install.

take care and good designing!

eros

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UxaAocenEM

AC's picture
AC

Greetings,

I do not recall when I have lost the plugin toolbar. The toolbar has not been loaded.
Plugin is installed with plugin folder in Plugin Sketchup folder.

Is there any solution to this bizarre issue?

Thank you in advance

Michał P's picture

When you right-click on free space of your toolbar or the left edge of screen/GUI, there appears the list of toolbars - is there Soap there?

Or launch it via View -> Toolbars.

Sometimes when I have a big stack of loose toolbars, some of them hide behind the other :P

I assume you didn't have Error loading plugin. Tried to restart your computer?

kazukialeks ..'s picture

This plugin is a miracle! Thank you so much!

thank you!!

Michał P's picture

This plugin is fantastic! But it would be even more if it could bubble and 'inflate' (adjusting pressure) multiple faces at once :D That would be useful for creating pneumatic structures.
And if the maximum interpolation of the skin was 200 or 250, not 100. With complex shapes 100 is sometimes too little.

The demo show too fast as well as the tone/ pitch is a bit low for any Asian might hear and understand fully ! Sad but it's true to me at age of 65. Sincerely, I would love to download it and give it a try!
Best regards,

Steven Yeung

Thank you so much for evrything

José N.'s picture

thank you so much, what a useful plugin.

Vivek P.'s picture

THANKS SIR

new b's picture

thanks a lot

obryan@bigpond.net.au's picture

Hey Josef,

I use the Soap Bubble nearly every day in my business designing underground houses. I can get some very sophisticated shapes with it and it makes my business so much less complicated. It is so much easier to use now that you have made the improvements.

You are a legend mate!

Thanks for such a great plugin.

Sean.Architect

obryan@bigpond.net.au's picture

Hey Josef,

I use the Soap Bubble nearly every day in my business designing underground houses. I can get some very sophisticated shapes with it and it makes my business so much less complicated. It is so much easier to use now that you have made the improvements.

You are a legend mate!

Thanks for such a great plugin.

Sean.Architect

THANKS

Thanks so much !

Josef,

This is a wonderful creation on your part.

Many thanks from an appreciative user!

Best Regards,

Bob

Hi,
Really a nice design of soap skin bubble!

Santi R.'s picture

Thank you so muchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

It gives me an error in which it says to select 3 or more edges in a closed loop although all of my edges are closed

Dan W.'s picture

I am running SU2017 Pro and this is working for me fine. I am wondering if you can explain the relationship of the pressure input to what happens because if I input a 3 and then -1 it goes down past zero to negative 1. But if I input 3 and a 1 it goes down to maybe a 2 but it won't go down further if I input 1 again. Thank you. Great extension for me.

nosiba e's picture

I'm having the same problem

Josef L's picture

Please Download the newest Version from November 19, 2016
Bug fix: On some models it won't inflate.

If you have a Geometry which is not working,
send the model to me and I maybe can fix the Problem.

obryan@bigpond.net.au's picture

This extension is brilliant and my architectural business relies very heavily on it because we design only underground buildings and we use it to generate the earth cover.

However, I very often can't get the bubble to inflate.

On some models it won't inflate at all after the initial inflation and some models it will only inflate little bit even with high values in the pressure input.

I would be be very grateful for advice on problems with inflation.

Josef L's picture

Please Download the newest Version from November 19, 2016
Bug fix: On some models it won't inflate.

If you have a Geometry which is not working,
send the model to me and I maybe can fix the Problem.

obryan@bigpond.net.au's picture

Hi Josef,

This extension is brilliant and my architectural business relies very heavily on it because we design only underground buildings and we use it to generate the earth cover.

However, I very often can't get the bubble to inflate.

On some models it won't inflate at all after the initial inflation and some models it will only inflate little bit even with high values in the pressure input.

I would be be very grateful for advice on problems with inflation.

Hi, I've got sketchup make 2017 installed and up to date on my Mac but when I installed Soap Skin & Bubble plugin, the Extension warehouse says (Outdated Signature)

I am having a problem with soap skin. I select my drawing and when i go to add in skin it tells me to sellect 3lines in a continueious loop. I have re drawn the loop and still have the same error appair. I tried it on a doodle and it is working. I down loaded line repair by Thom Thom and checked the drawing and have no gaps. So what is the problem?

Josef L's picture

Please send a SketchUp file to me.
Without Data I can not give you an answer.

Saludos cordiales.
Instalé hace casi un mes este plugin que es muy útil para realizar mis proyectos junto con otros plugins y no funciona siempre aparece límite de tiempo terminado, luego la semana pasada bajé la nueva versión, instalandolo siguiendo los pasos necesarios y no me permite utilizarla aparece la misma frase quiero saber como lo actualizo para utilizarlo, tengo sketchup pro 2015.
Agradeceré su pronta respuesta

Ich kann das plugin mit Sketchup Make 2016 nicht nutzen, es kommt immer die Meldung, 'Timelimit finished'?

Josef L's picture

Download and install the newest version from Extension Warehouse.

That's what I did! I have the newest version 1.0.21 installed from within Sketchup. Still the same behaviour

......

I've manually deleted all instances of this plugin at the plugin folder
c:\\user\XXX\AppData\Roaming\Sketchup\plugins
Than reinstalled it again and everthing is fine!

Saludos cordiales,
Instalé el plugin sinembargo sale una frase límite de tiempo terminado. Que debo hacer para que me permita utilizar y trabajar con este plugin que es muy práctico y útil para mi trabajo. Espero una pronta respuesta

Alejandro Soriano (alsomar)'s picture

Actualiza el plugin. Cada versión tiene un límite de tiempo (unos cuantos meses) y este periodo coincide cada nueva actualización del plugin. De esta forma, cada vez que se publica una nueva actualización, deja inservible cualquier otra versión anterior.

Josef, I've been using this tool for a while. It is truly incredible, please always keep it around for users like me. Thanks a million!!!

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