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I see a lot of high quality patterns on parts tracker made by Howard Lande and others. How do you make them, and how long it takes? Which programs do you use. I tried LDPatternCreator, but i didn't understand it.
I think that indeed everybody doing patterns switched to LDPC. It's by far the best tool for that! As for the time... depends on the pattern! Maybe 1 hour for this one? http://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptdetail.cg...895p01.dat
Several days for this using LDPC (great tool):


I only use LDPC, LD Pattern Creator.

If you happen to read french there is an exellent tutorial here.
I don't, so I ran that page through a translator, and learned a lot about the many features.
Once I got the hang of it, I was surprised by how easy it was to make complex patterns.

I think you should try again.
I want to crate this pattern . But there are a lot of small triangles there. What I have to do with them How do you think i have to do this pattern?

read http://forums.ldraw.org/showthread.php?t...80#pid3280 but I'm not sure I would pay much attention to the gradient. I guess that I would use 3-4 different shades of green for the bottles and trying to mimicry the haze with a quick fading gradient of white/brown interlooking triangles.