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10179 UCS Millenium Falcon [Star Wars]

[Image: 10179_UCS_Millenium_Falcon.jpg]

Download MPD-file (not OMR compliant)

OMR compliant mpd-file created by Philippe Hurbain

[Image: 10179_Minifigs_Stand.jpg]

OMR compliant mpd-file containing display and minifigs

Done with LDCad 1.4b (Win XP) and 1.5 Beta 1 (Win 10)

Hopefully there are only the following errors:
- LEGO Dish Inverted Ø80 (10 x 10) with Decoration #59240 replaced by #50990
- No display
- No minfigs Minifigs included as good as possible. Patterned parts are not fully correct.
- No stickers
- A few connections are not tight. They do not snap accurately. Due to the tolerance you can make these connections snap easily in real life. But unfortunately the virtual model is extremely rigid. So I had to optimise these connections as good as possible.

According to the instructions there are 96 main steps and around 800 sub steps. The mpd-file contains 191 submodels.

Bendend version of 47996 Lattice 3X28M: I modified the official LDraw file 47990 to create the bended version. The mpd-file directly contains all required files.
Excellent! Two issues:
- submodel 174 uses subModel-175.ld instead of subModel-175.ldr
- why not include unofficial parts (especially 47996 bent) in mpd, using eg. MPDCenter?
Many thanks!

I correted the "ldr-issue". The updated mpd-file is already online.

Unfortunately I do not understand your second point. May you give me some more details please?
I jump in here...
Philo's second point means, that unofficial parts, which are used can be changed due to our certification process. That means the origin, rotation and shape or even the overall measurement can be changed in this time. Not including these files in the mpd-file can cause some problems, because these parts can be totally misplaced, if the model is opened later (when the part is official).
To suppress this behaviour you can simply add these unofficial files to the mpd-file and it will look the same even if an unoffical part had become official in the meantime.
I hope this helps to understand Philo's thoughts.

Yes, that's exactly what I meant. As an exemple of problems that arrise if you don't include unofficial parts, see http://forums.ldraw.org/showthread.php?t...2#pid17872
Yes, thanks! So I will add the unofficial files directly to the mpd-file.

But now I wonder how to technically realise it? What exactly means "simply add these unofficial files to the mpd-file"?
Do I have to add all unofficial files as submodels?

Thanks again for help.

For editing ldr-files I usually use LDD Pad.
You should try MPDCenter. This will perform most of the things automatically. :-)

And if you need help - I am also here - author of MPDCenter ;-)

Got it!

I used MPD-Center to import the unofficial files. The updated mpd-file now directly contains all „extremely unofficial parts“. So the new file is a stand-alone-version and no further action is required. Not bad! Until now I was not aware of this feature.

Thanks a lot to all for your support.
Just as a note, this shows off an LDView bug rather dramatically (seam width shrinkage getting applied repeatedly to the same part to make it get squished too small). If you have seams turned on in LDView, the transparent blue parts in the back won't look right. I think I fixed this in my development code, but I'm not 100% sure; I'll have to check.
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