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Bruno Altmann

Hi. It's my first post here, so I hope I am not doing anything wrong. I have almost finnished the set 10219-1 (Maersk Container Train). The only things I'm missing are a minifig head (3626bpb0331) and the torso (973pb0862). I tried doing it myself, but got overwhelmed by LD Part Editor and LD Pattern Creator. Could anyone guide me? Any help is apreciated. Like LD Pattern Creator Tutorials, high resolution images of the parts or help converting SVG to DAT. Thank you very much for your attention. Have a nice day.
(2020-11-22, 14:30)Bruno Altmann Wrote: [ -> ]Any help is apreciated. Like LD Pattern Creator Tutorials, high resolution images of the parts or help converting SVG to DAT. Thank you very much for your attention. Have a nice day.
Hello Bruno, welcome here!
Unfortunately we are desperately lacking documentations/tutorials for most part editing tools. Some time ago I made this video that describes how to do a simple pattern with LDPC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vax5vvJH_Rs
This is more or less what you need to do for the torso (flat pattern) but the head is significantly more tricky since it's 3D... I'll try to do it!
Head done: https://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptdetail.c...26bp0i.dat

Bruno Altmann

(2020-11-23, 10:28)Philippe Hurbain Wrote: [ -> ]Hello Bruno, welcome here!
Unfortunately we are desperately lacking documentations/tutorials for most part editing tools. Some time ago I made this video that describes how to do a simple pattern with LDPC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vax5vvJH_Rs
This is more or less what you need to do for the torso (flat pattern) but the head is significantly more tricky since it's 3D... I'll try to do it!
Head done: https://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptdetail.c...26bp0i.dat

Thank you very much. I followed your tutorial and it worked 100%. I will try doing the pattern on Inkscape first and then use it as a background on the LDPatternEditor, since the images I got were low-res and I had to change the perspective on Gimp.
And nice job on the head.
(2020-11-24, 2:33)Bruno Altmann Wrote: [ -> ]Thank you very much. I followed your tutorial and it worked 100%. I will try doing the pattern on Inkscape first and then use it as a background on the LDPatternEditor, since the images I got were low-res and I had to change the perspective on Gimp.
And nice job on the head.

Hi Bruno,

here's a hires-scan 1200 DPI, the scaling factor in LDPC with im am using is usually 52,5 to 53

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wmomldhyvd47t4...6.jpg?dl=0

Gerald
(2020-11-24, 2:33)Bruno Altmann Wrote: [ -> ]Thank you very much. I followed your tutorial and it worked 100%. I will try doing the pattern on Inkscape first and then use it as a background on the LDPatternEditor, since the images I got were low-res and I had to change the perspective on Gimp.
And nice job on the head.
Since you are going to use a SVG drawing, you may use other solutions avoiding the tedious manual triangulation.
The tools that works best for me is img4dat. It may seem a bit backwards to first export your drawing to a bitmap image before converting it again, but result is rather good.
https://forums.ldraw.org/thread-23242-po...l#pid31099

Bruno Altmann

(2020-11-24, 7:57)Gerald Lasser Wrote: [ -> ]Hi Bruno,

here's a hires-scan 1200 DPI, the scaling factor in LDPC with im am using is usually 52,5 to 53

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wmomldhyvd47t4...6.jpg?dl=0

Gerald

Awsome. Thank you very much.
This is my first try on vector graphics.
I did it right?
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1idbHtKU...sp=sharing

Bruno Altmann

(2020-11-24, 8:04)Philippe Hurbain Wrote: [ -> ]Since you are going to use a SVG drawing, you may use other solutions avoiding the tedious manual triangulation.
The tools that works best for me is img4dat. It may seem a bit backwards to first export your drawing to a bitmap image before converting it again, but result is rather good.
https://forums.ldraw.org/thread-23242-po...l#pid31099

I tried doing it in the Pattern Creator but it gave me a headache hahahahaa
Then I used img4dat and it worked pretty well.
This is what I got:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wmtJHRe...sp=sharing
Now I will try using the part editor
Thank you very much for your help.

Bruno Altmann

Ok. This was much harder than I thought would be.
This is what I came up with:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1E3Jxjs1...sp=sharing
Here is a render:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wNwYrot...sp=sharing
(2020-11-27, 3:09)Bruno Altmann Wrote: [ -> ]Ok. This was much harder than I thought would be.
...but it was worth the trouble, your file is great!
Now if you want to go on and become a part author...
- On the file itself, you need to change chrome silver (code 383) to metallic silver (code 80). 383 is too shiny to represent printed silver.
- Change filename to use LDraw conventions. Find a logical place for your pattern in this chart https://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptpatterns.cgi?p=973. Somewhat tricky, I'd go with 973pu5.
- Send email to admin@ldraw.org to get parts author priviliege
- Submit your file to LDraw parts tracker https://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/tracker/submit.cgi

Bruno Altmann

(2020-11-27, 7:40)Philippe Hurbain Wrote: [ -> ]...but it was worth the trouble, your file is great!
Now if you want to go on and become a part author...
- On the file itself, you need to change chrome silver (code 383) to metallic silver (code 80). 383 is too shiny to represent printed silver.
- Change filename to use LDraw conventions. Find a logical place for your pattern in this chart https://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptpatterns.cgi?p=973. Somewhat tricky, I'd go with 973pu5.
- Send email to admin@ldraw.org to get parts author priviliege
- Submit your file to LDraw parts tracker https://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/tracker/submit.cgi

Thank you very much. It is really good to hear it.
I'm having some technical difficulties with my username, but will upload the file as soon as possible afer it's fixed.
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