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  Errors LDView
Posted by: jkorten - 2017-12-11, 20:10 - Forum: LDraw Editors and Viewers - Replies (2)

Good evening everybody,

I have this file and i want to open it in ldview, it opens but it also give several errors.
anyone idea how to solve these errors ?



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  Minifig head female with glasses
Posted by: Jaco van der Molen - 2017-12-11, 9:56 - Forum: Part Requests - Replies (3)

Hi folks,

I am looking for either (or both) of these heads:
Are these in LDraw?

https://brickset.com/parts/6124264
6124264: Mini Head "No. 1776"
[Image: 6124264.jpg]

https://brickset.com/parts/6112633
6112633: Mini Head "No. 1666"
[Image: 6112633.jpg]
Thanks.

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  Search parts in a model
Posted by: Willy Tschager - 2017-12-08, 14:48 - Forum: LDraw Editors and Viewers - Replies (4)

Feature request of the day:

I was trying to search my model for a specific part (either by part number or part of the description) in a specific color but couldn't. Tried to work around by using the history part usage but there are just uncolored versions. Tried to us Select in the Parts Project Window but it is to generic. Found further out that adding my set to the "Part listings of lego (sic!) sets" is a pain in the ass - beside the fact that it's an uncolored inventory.

To make it short you cannot search for a part in a set - or I was simply too dumb for it.

w.

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  Mapping Lego parts to library
Posted by: karen lauro - 2017-12-01, 15:07 - Forum: Official Models - Replies (6)

The Lego Power Tools book states parts are named #LEGOreferencenumber#. These are stated to be the numbers printed on physical blocks. I am assuming these are the same numbers Lego uses in instruction manuals.  Going to the top brick in Lego friends 41007, the number is 4113261, a 2x2x2. I could not find 4113261.dat in my LDraw\parts directory of the parts tracker online. So I looked for 300101 a 2 x 4 x 1. Could not find that either. What am I doing wrong? Thanks.

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Bug [LDPartEditor] 0.8.38b Beta Released (Bug-Fix)
Posted by: Nils Schmidt - 2017-12-01, 12:53 - Forum: Parts Author Tools - Replies (18)

Hi,

just a little bug-fix for Willy's 3D rotation problems under Linux Mint and the wireframe render mode issues with CSG optimisations.


[Image: imgDuke2.png]
As always, you can download LDPE from this page:
http://nilsschmidt1337.github.io/ldparteditor/

Changelog:
(2 bug fixes)

With this release the following critical issues were fixed:

  1. The CSG mesh optimisation was deactivated when one of the 3D view had the wireframe render mode enabled.
  2. Under linux mint it was not possible to rotate/translate the 3D view with the keyboard key (default keys: "M"/"L").
What will the next release 0.8.39 deliver? You will get more text-editor features and it will fix edge selection issues.



The program was tested intensively with "real world" files.
However, it is still a beta version and something can go wrong in about 120.000 lines of code.

Make sure that you choose the right architecture for your OS and Java Virtual Machine (JVM) (64bit or 32bit).
A short guide how to check if a 64bit JVM is installed on your system is located at the bottom of this message.

  1. Download the zip-Archive
  2. Extract the archive content to the location of your choice
  3. On windows, double-click "run.bat" to start LDPE.
  4. On linux/mac, you have to excecute the shell script "run.sh" to start LDPE.
Please note that this software is in the beta stage. Although, this version was tested, there are already known issues  for this release. There is a potential risk of data loss.

You can search for updates if you do the following steps:

  1. On windows, double-click "update.bat" to search for updates.
  2. On linux/mac, you have to excecute the shell script "update.sh".
I listen carefully to your requests and possible complaints. Please leave me a message, with your thoughts and wishes to further improve the software.

LDPE is a 3D CAD application: The overall system requirements are higher. While I recommend to use a powerful 64-bit multicore system, it could be possible, to run LDPE on older machines as well.

System Requirements:


Minimum System Requirements:
  • 64-bit Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.8
  • OpenGL 2.1 compatible Graphics Card
  • Operating System (64-bit): Windows [7 or newer], Linux [e.g. Ubuntu Linux >=14.4], Mac OS X [>=10.6]
  • CPU: Multicore-Processor e.g. Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon II (>2.0Ghz)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Video-Memory: 1 GB
  • Free Disk Space: 100 MB
Recommended Requirements:
  • Operating System (64bit): Windows 7,8,10, Linux [e.g. Ubuntu Linux >=14.4], Mac OS X [>=10.6]
  • OpenGL 3.3 compatible Graphics Card
  • CPU: Multicore-Processor with 4 cores (or more)
  • RAM: >4 GB
  • Video-Memory: >1 GB
  • Free Disk Space: 512 MB
  • For a faster start, LDPartEditor and the LDraw™ library should be installed on an SSD.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
How to check your JVM version (32- or 64-bit):
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

You can try on the command line:

Code:
java -d64 version

If it's not a 64-bit version, you'll get a message that looks like:
This Java instance does not support a 64-bit JVM. Please install the desired version.

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  [LDPartEditor] 0.8.38 Beta Released (New CSG Engine)
Posted by: Nils Schmidt - 2017-11-30, 11:15 - Forum: Parts Author Tools - Replies (10)

Hey,

this release package includes a lot of new features and bug fixes.
LDPE is now more than five years old!
There are still big goals on my roadmap (LDPatternCreator compatibility, custom plugins, Vulkan support, virtual/augmented reality...).
And I just can't stop to implement new features/enhancements, too ;)

[Image: imgDuke2.png]
As always, you can download LDPE from this page:
http://nilsschmidt1337.github.io/ldparteditor/

Changelog:
(12 new features and 9 bug fixes)

With this release you will be able to...

  • ...use a brand new CSG engine (with automatic mesh optimisation, its on by default)
  • ...remove the "UPDATE" info from the part type line with a quick fix.
  • ...add the "Unofficial_" prefix to the part type line with a quick fix.
  • ...use Isecalc on the current selection by default.
  • ...benefit from the fact that "Move Adjacent Data" gets restored on start.
  • ...use the new part type "Part Flexible_Section".
  • ...see a pop-up dialog with progress bar + cancel for "Calculate Line Intersection Points".
  • ...use a "Coplanarity Heatmap Mode" to visually identify coplanar quads.
  • ...see some info that the CSG optimisation will only work if the file is displayed on the 3D editor.
  • ...turn the new CSG mesh optimisation off (with the meta command 0 !LPE CSG_DONT_OPTIMISE)
  • ...set the optimisation threshold of the CSG edge collabser (with the meta command 0 !LPE CSG_EDGE_COLLAPSE_EPSILON 0.9999. The default value is 0.9999. Please use higher or unlikely lower values greater zero and lower one only if necessary.)
  • ...set the optimisation threshold of the CSG T-junction finder (with the meta command 0 !LPE CSG_TJUNCTION_EPSILON 0.1. The default value is 0.1 LDU. Please use lower or unlikely higher values greater zero only if necessary.)
The following critical issues were fixed:

  1. MeshReducer did a wrong check for common points.
  2. The label for hints, warnings, etc. was cut off.
  3. TJunctionFinder was not able to fix T-junctions automatically.
  4. When you double-clicked on the last word in the last line, the last character of the file was not selected.
  5. The visible line size for CSG selections was not always correct.
  6. Subdivision silently removed all condlines (now it warns about this!)
  7. The quick fix for missing part type didn't remove the truncated "0 !LDRAW_ORG" meta command.
  8. "Radio buttons" were not highlighted on the grid icons and in the Ytruder tool dialog.
  9. Rare NullPointerException during a double click on the text editor problem tree.

What will the next release 0.8.39 deliver? You will get more text-editor features and it will fix edge selection issues.



The program was tested intensively with "real world" files.
However, it is still a beta version and something can go wrong in about 120.000 lines of code.

Make sure that you choose the right architecture for your OS and Java Virtual Machine (JVM) (64bit or 32bit).
A short guide how to check if a 64bit JVM is installed on your system is located at the bottom of this message.

  1. Download the zip-Archive
  2. Extract the archive content to the location of your choice
  3. On windows, double-click "run.bat" to start LDPE.
  4. On linux/mac, you have to excecute the shell script "run.sh" to start LDPE.
Please note that this software is in the beta stage. Although, this version was tested, there are already known issues  for this release. There is a potential risk of data loss.

You can search for updates if you do the following steps:

  1. On windows, double-click "update.bat" to search for updates.
  2. On linux/mac, you have to excecute the shell script "update.sh".
I listen carefully to your requests and possible complaints. Please leave me a message, with your thoughts and wishes to further improve the software.

LDPE is a 3D CAD application: The overall system requirements are higher. While I recommend to use a powerful 64-bit multicore system, it could be possible, to run LDPE on older machines as well.

System Requirements:


Minimum System Requirements:
  • 64-bit Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.8
  • OpenGL 2.1 compatible Graphics Card
  • Operating System (64-bit): Windows [7 or newer], Linux [e.g. Ubuntu Linux >=14.4], Mac OS X [>=10.6]
  • CPU: Multicore-Processor e.g. Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon II (>2.0Ghz)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Video-Memory: 1 GB
  • Free Disk Space: 100 MB
Recommended Requirements:
  • Operating System (64bit): Windows 7,8,10, Linux [e.g. Ubuntu Linux >=14.4], Mac OS X [>=10.6]
  • OpenGL 3.3 compatible Graphics Card
  • CPU: Multicore-Processor with 4 cores (or more)
  • RAM: >4 GB
  • Video-Memory: >1 GB
  • Free Disk Space: 512 MB
  • For a faster start, LDPartEditor and the LDraw™ library should be installed on an SSD.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
How to check your JVM version (32- or 64-bit):
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

You can try on the command line:

Code:
java -d64 version

If it's not a 64-bit version, you'll get a message that looks like:
This Java instance does not support a 64-bit JVM. Please install the desired version.

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  I just got the IR racer and fell in love with Lego again
Posted by: Santeri Piippo - 2017-11-28, 21:09 - Forum: Off-Topic - Replies (1)

"Welcome back, Santeri Piippo. You last visited: 2017-05-12, 14:23 "

Why, thank you. Man, it's been a while since I've done much related to Lego. College sucked me into real life and it's been a pretty rough ride.

From my TFOL years I've always wanted myself one of those IR parts because hey, remote controllable stuff is cool. So now after 8 years I finally found myself in a supermarket with boxes of the IR racer on the lego shelf. And I came to wonder: why can't I just buy that now and end this wait? Planning is cool but sometimes you just need to act. So I bought it and this evening hasn't been much short of mesmerising. I mean, look at this thing buzzing around. Especially the little print on the 1×3 beam, kind of, made me realize that I had long ago plummeted into dark ages (despite vowing once that this would never happen to men) and I need a hobby.

Along the way I've learned a lot about myself. Specifically, that I may not have been at my best possible behavior during my earlier days. So I apologize for any grief I may have caused during my more active years. I also think that I left a few outstanding hold votes during my plummet into real life. Confused

I haven't made a part for years now, thinking that once I clean up ldforge and get it upright I can make more bionicle staves. But what's the point, since that's clearly never going to get done? So likewise I need to take the easy way instead of sticking relentlessly to a doomed plan. I guess I'll set up ldpartauthor and maybe a hg repository for future work. So, what now? I'm not sure whether I'll be making more bionicle parts since that set line's been discontinued and the story has been told long ago (too bad that the story left a lot of loose ends). But I'm sure I'll find something. Maybe clean up my submissions in the PT.

And build some remote-controllable heavy machinery... I'll need more IR parts for that, though. And just a week ago or so I built a whole suspension arm for the first time. So that's what you really use the springs for.

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  Question about Shock Absorber Damped
Posted by: Merlijn Wissink - 2017-11-28, 11:36 - Forum: Parts Authoring - Replies (6)

So, I noticed that the library contains 2 versions of 'Shock Absorder 10L Damped':

  • 32181c02, trans-clear housing
  • 32181c04, trans-blue housing
These parts are opposite of how other LDraw spings (shortcuts) work. For all other springs, the housing has a variable color while the spring part is hardcoded. For these two springs however, things are the other way around. The housing color is hardcoded and the spring part is variable. Hence also the need for two shortcuts instead of one.

Isn't it more logical to remove those two shortcuts and create a new shortcut where the spring is hardcoded (black) and the housing is variable. It's way more logical when giving the part a color and it's more in line with the other springs.

I hope that makes sense  Shy

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  Start out with Friends and Junior Models
Posted by: karen lauro - 2017-11-27, 21:38 - Forum: Official Models - Replies (17)

Hi, I just finished Lego Software Power Tools book. So it is time for me to get building. I am planning on building some Friends and Junior models we have the real blocks at home.

There will be parts that are not in the library, e.g. animals and awnings. Is there something that describes going from a set of multiview images to 3d model in the Ldraw tool environment?

Also is LEGO City Town Fun in the Park - 60134 anywhere in the pipeline?

[url=https://www.amazon.com/LEGO-City-Town-Fun-Park/dp/B01CU9WX08/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1511818105&sr=8-1&keywords=lego+fun+in+the+park+city+people][/url]

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Question Question about future work
Posted by: Johann Eisner - 2017-11-26, 13:55 - Forum: Parts Authoring - Replies (2)

Hey guys

At the moment I'm still drawing a construction manual for a MOC, (Trabant 601 from Holgi) which I would like to publish here after its approval.
After that, I want to focus more on parts.
So now my question: Since I want to practice something in 2D first, I ask myself or you the question in how far stickers are important for the PT.
An alternative would be Minifig Torso.
Or is it important simply to bring many many parts, no matter which, into the database?

Best Regards
Johann

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