Introduction

The Settings dialog allows you to set a number of options that affect the behavior of other Artisan tools.

Launching Settings

Click the Settings icon from the Artisan toolbar or choose Tools->Artisan->Settings from the menu.

Soft Falloff Mode

Tools Affected:
Sculpt Brush
Vertex Select
Vertex Move
Vertex Rotate
Vertex Scale
Make Planar

The Smooth Mode will result in a smooth selection curve that is tangent at the selection boundary.
The Linear Mode will result in a linear selection curve that is discontinuous at the selection boundary.

Brush Mirror Plane

Tools Affected:
Sculpt Brush
Select Brush

If this setting is enabled, the brush strokes of the affected tools will be 'mirrored' on the opposite side of the active plane which allows modeling of symettrical objects. The active plane is the YZ plane by default but it can be changed by using the 'Set Active Plane' tool (found in the Artisan menu). A red X will be displayed to show where the 'mirrored' cursor position is.

Sculpt Planar Lock

Tools Affected:
Sculpt Brush

Enabling Sculpt Planar Lock allows you to lock vertices to the active plane. The vertices that currently reside on the active plane during sculpting will remain on this plane. One use of this feature is that symmetrical sculpting can be performed using a regular component and a 'flipped' or mirrored component. If these components are positioned so that the interface vertices reside on the active plane, then these vertices will remain on the plane during sculpting so that the interface or seam will not be torn apart during sculpting.

In the figure above, the active plane is the YZ plane and sculpt planar lock has been enabled. The interface between the two mirrored components lies directly on the YZ plane. During sculpting, the vertices on the YZ plane remain locked to this plane so that the seam is not torn apart.

Subsurface Materials

Tools Affected:
Subdivide and Smooth
Subdivide Selection

Enabling Subsurface Materials allows subdivided surfaces to inherit the material assignments of the proxy.

When this settings is enabled, a warning message will appear because the speed of subdivision operations will become much slower when this feature is enabled. In general, it is recommended to apply materials after all modeling work has been completed.

An advantage of this feature is that texture UVs will be inherited in the subdivided surface which can make it easier to UV map a subdivided mesh.

Soften Edges

Tools Affected:
Subdivide and Smooth
Subdivide Selection

This settings determines whether subdivision operations will produce softened edges or hard edges.

Create Proxy From Group

Tools Affected:
Subdivide and Smooth

This settings determines whether proxy mode will be activated when using the 'Subdivide and Smooth' tool on a Group.

Auto-Smooth Sculpt

Tools Affected:
Sculpt Brush (Sculpt Mode Only)

When this settings is enabled, a smoothing pass is performed on each brush stroke. Only the basic sculpt mode is affected by this tool. Other modes such as pinch, inflate, flatten, smooth, are not affected.

Language

Select the preferred language. After changing the language, it is recommended to re-start SketchUp so that the toolbar and menu items will be properly translated.

Language files are located in the ..\Plugins\artisan\localization folder.

Custom language files can be created by duplicating one of the language files and editing it with a text editor. The language files must be encoded in UTF-8 format or errors may occur.

If you have created a custom language file, please email it to support@artisan4sketchup.com so it can be included in a future Artisan release.