LDraw.org Discussion Forums

Full Version: 2 Patterned Tiles
You're currently viewing a stripped down version of our content. View the full version with proper formatting.
Pages: 1 2
(2019-01-22, 6:28)Orion Pobursky Wrote: [ -> ]Anyone up for these 2:
https://rebrickable.com/parts/2431pr0008...els-print/
https://rebrickable.com/parts/4162pr0066...sco-print/

Can provide scan if needed.
Can do, if nobody else wants to do them.
(2019-01-22, 8:23)Philippe Hurbain Wrote: [ -> ]
(2019-01-22, 6:28)Orion Pobursky Wrote: [ -> ]Anyone up for these 2:
https://rebrickable.com/parts/2431pr0008...els-print/
https://rebrickable.com/parts/4162pr0066...sco-print/

Can provide scan if needed.
Can do, if nobody else wants to do them.
Frisco tile done http://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptdetail.cg...162p1a.dat
Edit: Solar panel too: http://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptdetail.cg...431p70.dat
(2019-01-22, 10:08)Philippe Hurbain Wrote: [ -> ]
(2019-01-22, 8:23)Philippe Hurbain Wrote: [ -> ]Can do, if nobody else wants to do them.
Frisco tile done http://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptdetail.cg...162p1a.dat
Edit: Solar panel too: http://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptdetail.cg...431p70.dat

You rock. Thanks. Are there typeface primitives for the Architecture tiles? If so, I can do this myself in the future.
(2019-01-22, 15:36)Orion Pobursky Wrote: [ -> ]You rock. Thanks. Are there typeface primitives for the Architecture tiles? If so, I can do this myself in the future.
No there are none. But I have some doubts concerning usefulness. txt2dat works fine and allows kerning, something impossible with predefined boxed primitives.
(2019-01-22, 17:03)Philippe Hurbain Wrote: [ -> ]
(2019-01-22, 15:36)Orion Pobursky Wrote: [ -> ]You rock. Thanks. Are there typeface primitives for the Architecture tiles? If so, I can do this myself in the future.
No there are none. But I have some doubts concerning usefulness. txt2dat works fine and allows kerning, something impossible with predefined boxed primitives.

What’s the font again?
(2019-01-22, 17:58)Orion Pobursky Wrote: [ -> ]What’s the font again?
Here I used plain old Arial... Myriad Web Pro is not bad either.
(2019-01-22, 17:03)Philippe Hurbain Wrote: [ -> ]
(2019-01-22, 15:36)Orion Pobursky Wrote: [ -> ]You rock. Thanks. Are there typeface primitives for the Architecture tiles? If so, I can do this myself in the future.
No there are none. But I have some doubts concerning usefulness. txt2dat works fine and allows kerning, something impossible with predefined boxed primitives.

Good point regarding kerning. Do you think the Swiss721BT primitives are overkill? Would it be better (although WET, not DRY *) to inline, as been done with text representations many times elsewhere?

* WET vs. DRY
(2019-01-22, 19:25)Chris Dee Wrote: [ -> ]Good point regarding kerning. Do you think the Swiss721BT primitives are overkill? Would it be better (although WET, not DRY *) to inline, as been done with text representations many times elsewhere?

* WET vs. DRY
For me yes, they are overkill. Considering the gazillon of available fonts, it's often easier to use a similar font, generate the text with txt2dat and if needed tweak a few letter shapes to better match the font used by LEGO (and even if the font was available as primitives, tweaking it implies inlining...)
(2019-01-23, 12:23)Philippe Hurbain Wrote: [ -> ]
(2019-01-22, 19:25)Chris Dee Wrote: [ -> ]Good point regarding kerning. Do you think the Swiss721BT primitives are overkill? Would it be better (although WET, not DRY *) to inline, as been done with text representations many times elsewhere?

* WET vs. DRY
For me yes, they are overkill. Considering the gazillon of available fonts, it's often easier to use a similar font, generate the text with txt2dat and if needed tweak a few letter shapes to better match the font used by LEGO (and even if the font was available as primitives, tweaking it implies inlining...)

It's not Ariel or Myriad .... I hope you do not mind, Phillip

The font for this part is again Swiss BT 721 .... but not "bold" .... in that case it is "normal".

...fits 100%

A real proof that this font has been in use since the gray 12v era until today at Lego.

Perhaps the trade off should be to introduce only very commonly used fonts as primitives.
... makes sense anyway in frequent occurrences .. otherwise Phillip, of course you have legitimate good arguments.
Pages: 1 2