Help a noob start designing elements


Help a noob start designing elements
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As title says guys, I use mlcad το create my digital models, and povray to render them, and from time to time I ask your help to design a new element thats not in the database yet (and you helped me everytime I asked)

Thing is I want to start designing .dat files for my own custom elements.

Can you point me where/what to read? and a basic workflow? which programs I should use in order to achieve this?

Thanks a lot
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(2016-12-06, 19:10)Giorgos Solomonidis Wrote: As title says guys, I use mlcad το create my digital models, and povray to render them, and from time to time I ask your help to design a new element thats not in the database yet (and you helped me everytime I asked)

Thing is I want to start designing .dat files for my own custom elements.

Can you point me where/what to read? and a basic workflow? which programs I should use in order to achieve this?

Thanks a lot

Hi,

years ago I wrote this short article:

http://www.holly-wood.it/ldraw/authoring-en.html

which might gives you some basics but nowadays we use a tool Nils has written for this very exclusive club:

http://nilsschmidt1337.github.io/ldparteditor/

A stub of a tutorial can be found here:

https://github.com/nilsschmidt1337/ldpar...ome-backup

I case you're fluent in French don't miss:

http://jc-tchang.philohome.com/manuel/LDPartEditor.htm

Hope this helps, w.
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