[MOC] Shackleton's Endurance


[MOC] Shackleton's Endurance
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I finished a larger LDraw project: Shackleton's Endurance in minifig scale

Endurance was the name of the ship in which Sir Ernest Shackleton sailed for the Antarctic in 1914. This voyage is also known as the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. On board were 28 men and 69 dogs. Shackleton planned to cross the Antarctic on foot. But shortly before its arrival in the Antarctic the Endurance became locked in ice and was finally crushed. Thus the legendary survival of Shackleton and his crew began.....

Model data: Length 166 studs (131 cm) / Width 50 studs (39 cm) / Height 103 studs (81 cm)

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Shackleton's Endurance by papacharly24

It was mainly built with LDcad 1.6 Alpha 4 and rendered with POV-Ray.

As advised by Roland in a post, I misused his sticker generator to generate some Endurance sketches within the LDcad editor:

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This was an enormous assistance for getting proportions and dimensions scaled right.

As I like the surface structure of string hose segment LS60.dat I used Lsynth to generate the ropes.

Besides the fact that my laptop struggles a bit by handling so many parts, it was a great pleasure to built this model with LDcad.

Hope you enjoy it.

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RE: [MOC] Shackleton's Endurance
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Awesome model and renderings! A wonderful tribute to LDraw and LDCad Wink

Quote:As I like the surface structure of string hose segment LS60.dat I used Lsynth to generate the ropes.

Note that it is not very difficult to tweak LDCad templates to use the elements you like (and I agree, LS60 is great).
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RE: [MOC] Shackleton's Endurance
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Very nice model.

(2016-12-16, 18:46)Philippe Hurbain Wrote: Note that it is not very difficult to tweak LDCad templates to use the elements you like (and I agree, LS60 is great).

Using this skin meta instead of the one in the rope LQ template, should be very similar.
Code:
0 !LDCAD PATH_SKIN [donCol=0] [donOri=1 0 0 0 0 1 0 -1 0] [donPart=LS60.dat] [donYSize=100%] [donCen=absCen] [donFinScale=segMerge] [donPlace=refsDyn] [segSize=75%] [segSizeTol=5%] [segsMaxMerge=1]
maybe just needs some tweaks on the segSize (controls overlap) property.
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RE: [MOC] Shackleton's Endurance
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This is amazing. Ive featured it as the Ldraw Render of the Day on Twitter
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RE: [MOC] Shackleton's Endurance
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Phillipe, Roland, Orion,

thanks a lot for your positive reply. Glad you like it.

And thanks for the advice regarding LS60. Works fine. Nice feature to directly adjust the distance between the segments. Especially for very small
bending radii a segsize of around 80% seems to be much better as it results in a much smoother transition from one segment to the next segment.
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RE: [MOC] Shackleton's Endurance
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wow, what a wonderful work
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RE: [MOC] Shackleton's Endurance
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(2016-12-25, 12:38)Steffen Wrote: wow, what a wonderful work

 Many thanks, Steffen!
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