Skeinforge Skeiniso

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Skeiniso is an analyze viewer to display a gcode file in an isometric view.

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Operation

The default 'Activate Skeiniso' checkbox is off. When it is on, the functions described below will work when called from the Skeinforge tool chain, when it is off, the functions will not be called from the tool chain. The functions will still be called, whether or not the 'Activate Skeiniso' checkbox is on, when Skeiniso is run directly.

Skeiniso requires Skeinforge comments in the gcode file to distinguish the loops and edges. If the comments are deleted, all threads will be displayed as generic threads. To get the penultimate file of the tool chain, just before export deletes the comments, select Save Penultimate Gcode in export, and open the gcode file with the suffix '_penultimate.gcode' with skeiniso.

The viewer is simple, the viewpoint can only be moved in a sphere around the center of the model by changing the viewpoint latitude and longitude. Different regions of the model can be hidden by setting the width of the thread to 0. The alternating bands act as contour bands and their brightness and width can be changed.

Settings

Animation

Animation Line Quickening

Default: 1

The quickness of the tool animation over the quickness of the actual tool.

Animation Slide Show Rate

Default: 2 layer/second

The rate, in layers per second, at which the layer changes when the soar or dive button is pressed..

Axis Rulings

Default: on

When selected, rulings will be drawn on the axis lines.

Banding

Band Height

Default: 5

Defines the height of the band in layers, a pair of bands is twice that height.

Bottom Band Brightness

Default: 0.7

Defines the ratio of the brightness of the bottom band over the brightness of the top band. The higher it is the brighter the bottom band will be.

Bottom Layer Brightness

Default: 1

Defines the ratio of the brightness of the bottom layer over the brightness of the top layer. With a low bottom layer brightness ratio the bottom of the model will be darker than the top of the model, as if it was being illuminated by a light just above the top.

Bright Band Start

Default: 'From the Top'

The button group that determines where the bright band starts from.

From the Bottom

When selected, the bright bands will start from the bottom.

From the Top

When selected, the bright bands will start from the top.

Draw Arrows

Default: on

When selected, arrows will be drawn at the end of each line segment.

Go Around Extruder Off Travel

Default: off

When selected, the display will include the travel when the extruder is off, which means it will include the nozzle wipe path if any.

Layers

Layer

Default: 0

On the display window, the Up button increases the Layer by one, and the Down button decreases the layer by one. When the layer displayed in the layer spin box is changed then <Return> is hit, the layer shown will be set to the spin box, to a minimum of 0 and to a maximum of the highest index layer. The Soar button increases the layer at the Animation Slide Show Rate, and the Dive (double left arrow button beside the layer field) button decreases the layer at the slide show rate.

Layer Extra Span

Default is a huge number like 912345678.

The viewer will draw the layers in the range including the Layer index and the Layer index plus the Layer Extra Span. If the Layer Extra Span is negative, the layers viewed will start at the Layer index, plus the Layer Extra Span, and go up to and include the Layer index. If the Layer Extra Span is 0, only the Layer index layer will be displayed. If the Layer Extra Span is positive, the layers viewed will start at the Layer index, and go up to and include the Layer index plus the Layer Extra Span.

Line

Default: 0

The index of the selected line on the layer that is highlighted when the 'Display Line' mouse tool is chosen. The line spin box up button increases the 'Line' by one. If the line index of the layer goes over the index of the last line, the layer index will be increased by one and the new line index will be 0. The down button decreases the line index by one. If the line index goes below the index of the first line, the layer index will be decreased by one and the new line index will be at the last line. When the line displayed in the line field is changed then <Return> is hit, the line shown will be set to the line field, to a minimum of 0 and to a maximum of the highest index line. The Soar button increases the line at the speed at which the extruder would move, times the 'Animation Line Quickening' ratio, and the Dive (double left arrow button beside the line field) button decreases the line at the animation line quickening ratio.

Mouse Mode

Default: 'Display Line'

The mouse tool can be changed from the Mouse Mode menu button or picture button. The mouse tools listen to the arrow keys when the canvas has the focus. Clicking in the canvas gives the canvas the focus, and when the canvas has the focus a thick black border is drawn around the canvas.

Display Line

When selected, will display the highlight the selected line, and display the file line count, counting from one, and the gcode line itself. When active, clicking the canvas will select the closest line to the mouse click.

View Move

When selected, will move the viewpoint in the XY plane when the mouse is clicked and dragged on the canvas.

View Rotate

When selected, will rotate the viewpoint around the origin, when the mouse is clicked and dragged on the canvas, or the arrow keys have been used and <Return> is pressed. The viewpoint can also be moved by dragging the mouse. The viewpoint latitude will be increased when the mouse is dragged from the center towards the edge. The viewpoint longitude will be changed by the amount around the center the mouse is dragged. This is not very intuitive, but I don't know how to do this the intuitive way and I have other stuff to develop. If the shift key is pressed; if the latitude is changed more than the longitude, only the latitude will be changed, if the longitude is changed more only the longitude will be changed.

Number of Fill Layers

Number of Fill Bottom Layers

Default: 1

The Number of Fill Bottom Layers is the number of layers at the bottom which will be colored olive.

Number of Fill Top Layers

Default: 1

The Number of Fill Top Layers is the number of layers at the top which will be colored blue.

Scale

Default: 10

The scale setting is the scale of the image in pixels per millimeter, the higher the number, the greater the size of the display.

The zoom in mouse tool will zoom in the display at the point where the mouse was clicked, increasing the scale by a factor of 2. The zoom out tool will zoom out the display at the point where the mouse was clicked, decreasing the scale by a factor of 2.

Screen Inset

Screen Horizontal Inset

Default: 100

The Screen Horizontal Inset determines how much the canvas will be inset in the horizontal direction from the edge of screen, the higher the number the more it will be inset and the smaller it will be.

Screen Vertical Inset

Default: 220

The Screen Vertical Inset determines how much the canvas will be inset in the vertical direction from the edge of screen, the higher the number the more it will be inset and the smaller it will be.

Show Gcode

Viewpoint

Viewpoint Latitude

Default: 15 degrees

The Viewpoint Latitude is the latitude of the viewpoint, a latitude of 0 is the top pole giving a top view, a latitude of ninety gives a side view and a latitude of 180 gives a bottom view.

Viewpoint Longitude

Default: 210 degrees

The Viewpoint Longitude is the longitude of the viewpoint.

Width

The width of each type of thread and of each axis can be changed. If the width is set to 0, the thread will not be visible.

Width of Axis Negative Side

Default: 2

Defines the width of the negative side of the axis.

Width of Axis Positive Side

Default: 6

Defines the width of the positive side of the axis.

Width of Infill Thread

Default: 1

The Width of Infill Thread sets the width of the green extrusion threads, those threads which are not loops and not part of the raft.

Width of Fill Bottom Thread

Default: 2

The Width of Fill Bottom Thread sets the width of the olive extrusion threads at the bottom of the model.

Width of Fill Top Thread

Default: 2

The Width of Fill Top Thread sets the width of the blue extrusion threads at the top of the model.

Width of Loop Thread

Default: 3

The Width of Loop Thread sets the width of the yellow loop threads, which are not edges.

Width of Perimeter Inside Thread

Default: 8

The Width of Perimeter Inside Thread sets the width of the orange inside edge threads.

Width of Perimeter Outside Thread

Default: 8

The Width of Perimeter Outside Thread sets the width of the red outside edge threads.

Width of Raft Thread

Default: 1

The Width of Raft Thread sets the width of the brown raft threads.

Width of Selection Thread

Default: 6

The Width of Selection Thread sets the width of the selected line.

Width of Travel Thread

Default: 0

The Width of Travel Thread sets the width of the grey extruder off travel threads.

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