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Just before I get started myself, is anybody already working on the "Fabulous Las Vegas" sign pattern from Architecture set 21038/21047?
https://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemPic...3069bpb669

And, any good straight-on photos of the part, other than the BL one above, and this one from Brickset—?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/brickset/2...ateposted/
I had it planned but never started. You can go ahead. I have other parts I’m working on. Here’s my scan:
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(2020-05-13, 19:16)Orion Pobursky Wrote: [ -> ]I had it planned but never started. You can go ahead. I have other parts I’m working on. Here’s my scan:

Cool, thanks! Now I guess my next task is to decide how much to replicate the blotty-ness of the print…Wikimedia Commons has a very clean vector of the sign, but I'll have to thicken up those strokes and eliminate most of the negative spaces. Rolleyes

(It's going to be only a texmap version for now, so no help just yet for OMR purposes.)
(2020-05-14, 0:35)N. W. Perry Wrote: [ -> ]Cool, thanks! Now I guess my next task is to decide how much to replicate the blotty-ness of the print…Wikimedia Commons has a very clean vector of the sign, but I'll have to thicken up those strokes and eliminate most of the negative spaces. Rolleyes

(It's going to be only a texmap version for now, so no help just yet for OMR purposes.)

This pattern is prolly perfect for using Rolf's img4dat.
(2020-05-14, 1:47)Orion Pobursky Wrote: [ -> ]This pattern is prolly perfect for using Rolf's img4dat.

I will see whether I can get it working on my system; that's usually what holds me up. I can run most Windows programs under Wine, but sometimes I'm hindered by some fundamental but insurmountable difference.

This looks like it may work, though, especially once I have a clean vector image created. If not, of course anyone would be welcome to do the conversion if they have img4dat running smoothly.
(2020-05-14, 2:29)N. W. Perry Wrote: [ -> ]I will see whether I can get it working on my system; that's usually what holds me up. I can run most Windows programs under Wine, but sometimes I'm hindered by some fundamental but insurmountable difference.

This looks like it may work, though, especially once I have a clean vector image created. If not, of course anyone would be welcome to do the conversion if they have img4dat running smoothly.

I wouldn't bother. I just tried with my scan and results were unsatisfying.
(2020-05-14, 2:39)Orion Pobursky Wrote: [ -> ]I wouldn't bother. I just tried with my scan and results were unsatisfying.

I actually just got a good mesh from one of my other parts, but the program crashed while I was trying to figure out how to size the image to the template. Tongue We'll see!
(2020-05-14, 2:29)N. W. Perry Wrote: [ -> ]I will see whether I can get it working on my system; that's usually what holds me up. I can run most Windows programs under Wine, but sometimes I'm hindered by some fundamental but insurmountable difference.

This looks like it may work, though, especially once I have a clean vector image created. If not, of course anyone would be welcome to do the conversion if they have img4dat running smoothly.
I'm on Mac as well and run img4dat without any issue but I'm using Parallel. I never tried Wine so far.
I can also provide you the outcome if you send the image
(2020-05-14, 6:51)Vincent Messenet Wrote: [ -> ]I'm on Mac as well and run img4dat without any issue but I'm using Parallel. I never tried Wine so far.
I can also provide you the outcome if you send the image

I am going to try it now, since I discovered/remembered that texmap does not always work with transparency, and this part comes in trans-clear. Just gotta whip up a quick template!
(2020-05-14, 14:51)N. W. Perry Wrote: [ -> ]I am going to try it now, since I discovered/remembered that texmap does not always work with transparency, and this part comes in trans-clear. Just gotta whip up a quick template!

I might be able to get a better picture with my camera, tripod, and flash. The scan has weird shadows due to the trans clear nature of the part.
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