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While doing this pattern https://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptdetail.c...138p60.dat I again regretted not to have a background triangulation filler... Time to do this pattern would have been reduced to a quarter or less!
(2019-11-25, 16:09)Willy Tschager Wrote: [ -> ]Bug of the day:

* Select "Add Vertex [A]"
* Set a vertex. Watch out for the small coordination windows in the bottom right-hand corner
* Select "Add Primitive [F7]... Create a Spline..."
* Click to add the spline starting point
* Click to set the first direction of the spline
* Click to add the next point
* Click to set the next direction
* You CANNOT click to apply the segment count 'cos the "Vertex-Data" is still there hiding the segment count window underneath.

Workaround:

* Make sure the "Add Vertex [A]" button is not pressed before creating a spline.

w.

Thanks Willy. I was able to fix this issue (#17). Will include it in the next release.
(2019-06-11, 12:12)Philippe Hurbain Wrote: [ -> ]I made a quick video showing a simple pattern creation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vax5vvJH_Rs
Enjoy!

Hello, Philo and everyone!
I am Takeshi, from Japan, and this is my first post in this forum.
I've enjoyed LDraw system with MLCad and LDCad for about 4 years, now I want to participate in the LDraw community through creating parts.
The movie you uploaded is very nice, useful and easy-to-understand, thanks so much!
Since I'm a little familiar with vector graphic software such as Adobe Illustrator, rather than 3D modelling software, I've started from making printed parts.
This is my first part made with LDPatternCreator,
3010pb018 Brick 1 x 4 with Yellow Flower and 2 Green Leaves Pattern
https://rebrickable.com/parts/3010pb018/...ves-print/
I'll submit this part to Parts Tracker, after brushing-up the data, including headers.
I'm glad to join this community and forum!
Thanks,
Takeshi

P.S. My 3-years-old daughter recently started playing Lego System bricks, her first set (except Duplo) is Lego Friends "41397 Juice Truck".[attachment=5093]
(2020-04-12, 13:09)Takeshi Takahashi Wrote: [ -> ]Hello, Philo and everyone!
I am Takeshi, from Japan, and this is my first post in this forum.
I've enjoyed LDraw system with MLCad and LDCad for about 4 years, now I want to participate in the LDraw community through creating parts.
The movie you uploaded is very nice, useful and easy-to-understand, thanks so much!
Since I'm a little familiar with vector graphic software such as Adobe Illustrator, rather than 3D modelling software, I've started from making printed parts.
This is my first part made with LDPatternCreator,
3010pb018 Brick 1 x 4 with Yellow Flower and 2 Green Leaves Pattern
https://rebrickable.com/parts/3010pb018/...ves-print/
I'll submit this part to Parts Tracker, after brushing-up the data, including headers.
I'm glad to join this community and forum!
Thanks,
Takeshi

P.S. My 3-years-old daughter recently started playing Lego System bricks, her first set (except Duplo) is Lego Friends "41397 Juice Truck".

Hi Takeshi,

welcome to the forums and congratulation for your first part! My suggestions for your part would be filling the room between the petals as much as you can in order to avoid long stretched triangles:

4 4 12.3 13.6 -10 11.9 12 -10 5.25692 12.49474 -10 6.60596 13.15814 -10
4 4 12.3 13.6 -10 6.60596 13.15814 -10 7.855 13.99474 -10 14 15.1 -10
3 4 14 15.1 -10 7.855 13.99474 -10 8.95404 15.09115 -10
3 4 14 15.1 -10 8.95404 15.09115 -10 9.64327 16.29737 -10
3 4 14 15.1 -10 9.64327 16.29737 -10 16 15.6 -10
3 4 16 15.6 -10 9.64327 16.29737 -10 9.35307 17.4 -10
3 4 16 15.6 -10 9.35307 17.4 -10 18.1 15.6 -10
3 4 18.1 15.6 -10 9.35307 17.4 -10 8.54327 18.20263 -10
4 1 1.65167 14.33923 -10 1.17224 13.36962 -10 .6 13.7 -10 1.2 14.6 -10
4 1 2.21769 15.35885 -10 1.65167 14.33923 -10 1.2 14.6 -10 1.8 15.6 -10
4 1 3.05692 16.30526 -10 2.21769 15.35885 -10 1.8 15.6 -10 2.2 16.8 -10
4 1 4.30596 17.14186 -10 3.05692 16.30526 -10 2.2 16.8 -10 2.3 18.3 -10
4 1 5.655 17.80526 -10 4.30596 17.14186 -10 2.3 18.3 -10 2.2 19.8 -10
4 1 7.15404 18.20885 -10 5.655 17.80526 -10 2.2 19.8 -10 1.8 21.3 -10
4 1 8.54327 18.20263 -10 7.15404 18.20885 -10 1.8 21.3 -10 1.1 22.5 -10
3 6 40 24 -10 18.1 15.6 -10 8.54327 18.20263 -10
3 6 40 24 -10 8.54327 18.20263 -10 1.1 22.5 -10

And since the pattern is symmetrical split it in half into a subfile and reuse it twice. See for example:

https://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptdetail.c...p9cs01.dat

w.
(2020-04-12, 13:09)Takeshi Takahashi Wrote: [ -> ]Hello, Philo and everyone!
Hello Takeshi!
Welcome here, nice first part Wink Glad my video tutorial was useful!
(2020-04-12, 13:30)Willy Tschager Wrote: [ -> ]Hi Takeshi,

welcome to the forums and congratulation for your first part! My suggestions for your part would be filling the room between the petals as much as you can in order to avoid long stretched triangles:

4 4 12.3 13.6 -10 11.9 12 -10 5.25692 12.49474 -10 6.60596 13.15814 -10
4 4 12.3 13.6 -10 6.60596 13.15814 -10 7.855 13.99474 -10 14 15.1 -10
3 4 14 15.1 -10 7.855 13.99474 -10 8.95404 15.09115 -10
3 4 14 15.1 -10 8.95404 15.09115 -10 9.64327 16.29737 -10
3 4 14 15.1 -10 9.64327 16.29737 -10 16 15.6 -10
3 4 16 15.6 -10 9.64327 16.29737 -10 9.35307 17.4 -10
3 4 16 15.6 -10 9.35307 17.4 -10 18.1 15.6 -10
3 4 18.1 15.6 -10 9.35307 17.4 -10 8.54327 18.20263 -10
4 1 1.65167 14.33923 -10 1.17224 13.36962 -10 .6 13.7 -10 1.2 14.6 -10
4 1 2.21769 15.35885 -10 1.65167 14.33923 -10 1.2 14.6 -10 1.8 15.6 -10
4 1 3.05692 16.30526 -10 2.21769 15.35885 -10 1.8 15.6 -10 2.2 16.8 -10
4 1 4.30596 17.14186 -10 3.05692 16.30526 -10 2.2 16.8 -10 2.3 18.3 -10
4 1 5.655 17.80526 -10 4.30596 17.14186 -10 2.3 18.3 -10 2.2 19.8 -10
4 1 7.15404 18.20885 -10 5.655 17.80526 -10 2.2 19.8 -10 1.8 21.3 -10
4 1 8.54327 18.20263 -10 7.15404 18.20885 -10 1.8 21.3 -10 1.1 22.5 -10
3 6 40 24 -10 18.1 15.6 -10 8.54327 18.20263 -10
3 6 40 24 -10 8.54327 18.20263 -10 1.1 22.5 -10

And since the pattern is symmetrical split it in half into a subfile and reuse it twice. See for example:

https://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptdetail.c...p9cs01.dat

w.

Willy, Thank you very much for your advice and I'll try it.
As filling the uncolored area was a little difficult, I wondered how to make it smarter.
I've understood that long stretched triangles are not desirable.

By the way, the part number "3010pb018" is not common with LDraw numbering scheme, thus will it be re-numbered as "3010p**" when I submit this parts to PT?
(2020-04-12, 16:44)Philippe Hurbain Wrote: [ -> ]Hello Takeshi!
Welcome here, nice first part Wink Glad my video tutorial was useful!

Philo, Thank you for your reply!
I'll register to the PT and submit after improving the file with Willy's advice.
(2020-04-13, 13:31)Takeshi Takahashi Wrote: [ -> ]By the way, the part number "3010pb018" is not common with LDraw numbering scheme, thus will it be re-numbered as "3010p**" when I submit this parts to PT?

Please email the PT-admin and ask for a number before submission.

w.
Any chance I could get a .zip file of the program vice an installer?
Yesterday, I'm glad to know this part 3010p0f has been finally certified by the PT activity log, as my first one.
Thank you everyone for kind advice and encouragement.

Now I'm creating more patterned parts and studying 3D modelling using LDPartEditor.

Thanks,
Takeshi
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