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  Search test
Posted by: Orion Pobursky - 9 hours ago - Forum: Website Suggestions/Requests/Discussion - Replies (1)

Here's a little test of a search box I genned up today. Right now it's kind of hacky but it worked better than I thought and I'd like to implement it in the main site menu bar search.

(Note to future users who stumble on this thread: the above link is to the site scratchpad so it may or may not have the discussed content)

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  Building big theater
Posted by: Ethelbertero - Yesterday, 9:00 - Forum: Off-Topic - No Replies

I have a dream of building a famous theater model with many singers able to perform their songs on a lego model. That dream I have yet to fulfill.

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Brick Brickheadz eye tile request - 98138pr0060
Posted by: Yoon - Yesterday, 8:08 - Forum: Part Requests - Replies (7)

Hey guys, I'm new here, but I was wondering if someone can make those (round) tiles that are used for Brickheadz eyes. I would love to use them for my own custom figures.

Here is extensive info on the part that I'm requesting:

Part Number: 98138pr0060

I would be grateful if someone can create them soon.

And thanks in advance. Smile

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  How to modify the thickness of the rubber band
Posted by: Shi.Yan - Yesterday, 5:10 - Forum: LDraw Editors and Viewers - Replies (3)

I'm making a duplo model.
 Now the problem is that I don't know how to modify the thickness of the rubber band. 

Do I need to make additional parts?

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Information 0.8.51 Beta Released (bugfix for shortcuts)
Posted by: Nils Schmidt - 2020-08-10, 18:00 - Forum: Parts Author Tools - No Replies


this release contains just one bug fix regarding the shortcut assignment.
I am currently developing a new offline web application (LDPartMaker / LDPE 2.0).
You'll find a screenshot from the early development version attached to this post.

[Image: imgDuke2.png]
As always, you can download LDPE from this page:

(1 bug fix)

With this release the following critical issue isfixed:

  1. Some keyboard keys can't be properly assigned as a shortcut for the 3D editor view (e.g. the 'R' key).

The program was tested intensively with "real world" files.
However, it is still a beta version and something can go wrong in about 140.000 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:

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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  AIOI 2020-01 Release candidate ready for testing
Posted by: Willy Tschager - 2020-08-10, 15:08 - Forum: All Other Programs. - No Replies


The release candidate of the AIOI 2020-01 can be downloaded here:


Change log:

* Update to Parts Library 2020-01
* Update to MLCad.ini 2020-01
* LDCad 1.6d
* Update to Offline Parts Catalog 2020-01

Your testing would be appreciated.


PS I've got a 64 bit version almost ready but LDPub3D gives me a hard time.

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  How to get LEGO PART 75c36: Hose, Rigid 3mm D. 36L / 28.8cm - Blue
Posted by: Thom Kok - 2020-08-07, 18:18 - Forum: Off-Topic - Replies (3)

I have searched this part for a while now, but I am not able to find the blue version of 75c36 in any store. I am worried because this part is only in one set. Are there ways to buy rare lego parts like this one? I want to complete my old lego set 4611-1 - Police HQ.

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  Fabuland shovel 4330
Posted by: N. W. Perry - 2020-08-05, 21:30 - Forum: Parts Authoring - Replies (1)

First, I would just like to say this is one of my favorite parts in the LDraw library. Just very nice, clean, yet detailed, and it's fun to be able to accurately model the big Black Cat truck while including that fun little nod to the Fabuland theme. Big Grin

That being said, I think the shaft is a bit long. A rough visual estimate based on this image suggest it should be about 62-63 LDU from the shoulder of the blade to the crossbar. Right now, that's the distance to the top of the blade subfile, which includes the little rivets that overlap the shaft. So the whole blade should be moved up that distance (and the shaft shortened accordingly).

Easy for me to fix, but I'm just bringing it up in case anyone has the actual part to give a true measurement.

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  New Click hinges
Posted by: Orion Pobursky - 2020-08-05, 17:57 - Forum: Part Requests - No Replies

Looks like there's some new click hinges with 7 teeth instead of 9 (so probably a new primitive set to be made):

Also, this part with no side slots:

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  New Blender Importer/Exporter for Blender 2.82
Posted by: Matthew Morrison - 2020-08-05, 5:19 - Forum: LDraw File Processing and Conversion - Replies (5)

After months of work, I've released my Blender LDraw handler. https://github.com/cuddlyogre/ExportLdraw

Download the project zip, and extract the contents to C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\2.83\scripts\addons\ExportLdraw, then in Blender, go to Edit > Preferences > Add-ons > search for LDraw and check the box next to Import-Export: Export LDraw. Menu options are in Import and Export.

Please install it and show me what you can do.

I need to write up proper instructions, but here's the readme :

LDraw Handler for Blender 2.82, written by Matthew Morrison [cuddlyogre] - cuddlyogre@gmail.com - www.cuddlyogre.com

Materials were taken almost wholesale from https://github.com/TobyLobster/ImportLDraw. I added my own glass material that was taken from a BlenderArtists thread, but most of it is unchanged. I essentially learned Python by dissecting and studying this plugin, and it inspired me to make my own. My plugin wouldn't exist without this one.

I have to write up actual instructions, but normal usage is straightforward.

Importing: File > Import > LDraw (.mpd/.ldr/.l3b/.dat)

Exporting requires a bit of setup, but once that's taken care of: File > Export > LDraw (.mpd/.ldr/.l3b/.dat)

I have a few parts in the official parts library that were created in Blender and exported using my plugin.

You are able to export parts and models with the correct project setup. You can even build entire models in Blender, but the workflow needs to be figured out for that to be any kind of fun.

I built this plugin with performance and compatibility in mind. It handles MLCad parts, LDCad projects, ldr, and mpd. It also processes most official META commands. For instance, STEP will set keyframes so you can watch the model be built. Theoretically, you could build and entire animation in an MPD file if you did it right. TEXMAP support is really all that's missing feature wise.

https://omr.ldraw.org/files/337 loads in about 13 seconds https://omr.ldraw.org/files/338 has lots of incorrectly written parts and MLCAD parts that import correctly

You are able to choose the logo you want to show on studs, or no logo or stud at all.

It works with Eevee and Cycles right out of the gate.

On my TODO is the ability to replace selected parts with different resolution parts. For instances, 338 from eariler has a lot of gaps in the tires and fender because the model is built with parts with different resolutions.

Pull requests and examples of my plugin in action are welcome.

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