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  USC Millenium Falcon - coloring confusion
Posted by: Pueschel - 2018-11-02, 19:44 - Forum: Part Requests - Replies (3)

Hallo community,

I designed an escape pod for my USC MF and wanted to save it in an proper building instruction. So I´m an bloody beginner with MLCad. I send a request to LEGO, about the used color palette. I received this list:

Quote:154 - New Dark Red
21 - Bright Red
41 - Tr. Red
1 - White
42 - Tr. Light Blue
322 - Medium Azur
23 - Bright Blue
102 - Medium Blue
140 - Earth Blue
24 - Bright Yellow
26 - Black
48 - Tr. Green
28 - Dark Green
330 - Olive Green
106 - Bright Orange
194 - Medium Stone Grey
199 - Dark Stone Grey

138 - Sand Yellow
05 - Brick Yellow
192 - Reddish Brown
312 - Medium Nougat
315 - Silver Metallic

Starting with the mainly used colors of the surface (I marked them bold), I am not able to assign these in MLCad selectable colors - neither with the numbers, nor with the names. I am confused, is that now "light gray", "light bluish gray", "very light bluish gray", ...?

Totally puzzled

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  Using LDCad flexible parts with Studio
Posted by: Philippe Hurbain - 2018-11-02, 15:41 - Forum: LDraw Editors and Viewers - Replies (4)

Studio is a nice LEGO CAD tool, but current version (2.0.1(39)) lacks flexible parts. Fortunately, with some tweaks (and a few caveats), it is possible to use LDCad flexible parts in Studio.

If you created your model with Studio, you need to

  • export it as LDraw
  • open the exported model with LDCad
  • add the flex parts using the guidelines that follow.
  • reload the LDraw model in Studio.
If, like me, you are a die-hard LDCad user, you can still use these tips to make use of the great photorealistic rendering engine included in Studio, or its fast and user friendly instruction generator. I find that Studio editor is not nearly as convenient, flexible and powerful as LDCad, but I'm probably biased Wink

How it works?
LDCad uses specialized meta-commands to describe the flexible parts but also create a generic fallback LDraw representation. It is this fallback which is visible in Studio if two conditions are met:
  • the fallback is made with segment parts present in the LDraw library of Studio
  • The segment parts are not scaled: Studio is not able to scale parts.
Important note:
This is NOT a LDCad flexible parts tutorial! For more details, see LDCad documentation, video tutorials and technical documentation.

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  Ball bearing
Posted by: Knud Ahrnell Albrechtsen - 2018-11-02, 12:00 - Forum: Part Requests - Replies (2)

Hi

I know this is an unusual  request, but could you please make a ball bearing part that fits in the hole of a Technic brick and the inner diameter fits to a Train metal axle (part x1687).

I need this to do instructions to train boogies that use these ball bearings.

Dimensions: 2x5x2.5mm

[Image: ball_bearing.jpg]

Thanks
Knud

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  Brickalo - Can Computers Play With Lego?
Posted by: Neil Marsden - 2018-11-02, 10:46 - Forum: Rendering Techniques - Replies (6)

Hello LDRAW people

I’d thought I’d share a Lego LDraw based website I’ve created - www.brickalo.com - I’ve been working on getting a Python program to better understand how LDraw Lego parts might fit together.  Brickalo creates unique LDraw .ldr files (and pretty pictures) containing 100 various Lego bricks randomly assembled by a computer (which is harder than it looks!)
It uses the command line version of MODO (which is freely accessible without a full license) to render the images
Let me know what you think
Thanks
Neil

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  Lpub How to add a submodel render in building isntruction
Posted by: tatubias - 2018-10-25, 17:05 - Forum: LDraw File Processing and Conversion - Replies (12)

hi guys i was wondering if there its any command or option that lpub can show you the sub model that you will be building as it was the PLI.

this is an example i do inserting an image of the sub model.


[Image: pblb37I.png]

And also if there is any way to ask to render lpub a final image of the model. some times when i finish a building instruction is inside a sub model and i dont get a final render of the model in the last page. what im doing now is a render and add it as a image.

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  LPUB3D model only rendered in small area
Posted by: cusaro - 2018-10-24, 20:14 - Forum: LDraw Editors and Viewers - Replies (11)

Hi,

I have the following problem:     

On the page is enough space for the model but it's only rendered in this small area. I have no idea how to fix this and I'm absolute beginner. I use LDGLite as a render and LPUB3D on Mac OS 

I think my code looks rather normal (not everything just until the step where it looks wrong):

Code:
0 voyager
0 Name: voyager.ldr
0 ROTSTEP 10.000 10.000 -150.000 REL
1 71 576.035522 -208 52.500443 0 0 1 0 1 0 -1 0 0 3029.dat
1 71 576.035461 -200 142.500458 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3710.dat
1 71 576.035461 -200 92.500458 0 0 1 0 1 0 -1 0 0 3020.dat
1 71 616.035461 -200 92.500443 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 -1 63330.dat
1 71 536.035461 -200 92.500435 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 -1 63333.dat
1 71 576.0354 -200 32.500423 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 18980.dat
0 STEP
0 ROTSTEP 10.290 10.165 29.949 REL
1 71 576.0354 -216 162.500427 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3710.dat
1 71 636.035461 -208 112.500458 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 -1 63330.dat
1 71 516.035461 -208 112.500427 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 -1 63333.dat
1 71 576.035461 -216 72.500488 0 0 1 0 1 0 -1 0 0 3036.dat
1 71 636.035461 -208 32.500443 0 0 1 0 1 0 -1 0 0 3020.dat
1 71 516.035522 -208 32.500431 0 0 1 0 1 0 -1 0 0 3020.dat
0 STEP
1 71 646.0354 -216 -7.499573 0 0 -1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2436a.dat
1 71 506.035431 -216 -7.499577 0 0 1 0 1 0 -1 0 0 2436a.dat
1 71 646.035461 -216 52.500446 0 0 -1 0 1 0 1 0 0 99781.dat
1 71 506.035461 -216 52.500458 0 0 1 0 1 0 -1 0 0 99781.dat
1 71 646.035461 -208 -27.499556 0 0 1 0 1 0 -1 0 0 3023.dat
1 71 506.035461 -208 -27.499548 0 0 -1 0 1 0 1 0 0 3023.dat
1 71 576.035461 -216 -17.499538 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 -1 3666.dat
0 STEP
1 71 567.035461 0 591.500366 0 0 1 0 1 0 -1 0 0 sub1.ldr
0 STEP
1 71 545.964417 -240 -17.499554 1 0 -0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3024.dat
1 71 545.964355 -232 -37.499546 -0 0 -1 0 1 0 1 0 -0 3623.dat
1 71 545.964355 -256 -37.499546 1 0 -0 0 1 0 0 0 1 50950.dat
1 71 545.964417 -224 -17.499554 0 0 1 0 1 0 -1 0 0 2420.dat

Thanks for any help

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  Web Lic (licreator web version)
Posted by: tatubias - 2018-10-24, 15:01 - Forum: LDraw File Processing and Conversion - No Replies

Today i will be presenting a quick review of web lic. This application is like lpub but a web version of it its the evolution of licreator. As you know as its web version its probably slower than running on your local pc. but its works. its still on beta stage and every update its being published every time you login the web page.

URL: http://bugeyedmonkeys.com/lic/

Github: https://github.com/remig/web_lic

Main Features:

Web Lic is a free, open source web browser based application for creating and editing LEGO instruction books

Auto layout: Automatically layout the steps of your instruction book to nicely fill each page. Easily add a title page and an inventory page to list the parts in the model.

Rich, WYSIWYG UI editor: A fully interactive preview window makes it easy to customize the layout of your instruction book. Add new pages, steps or callouts with just a few mouse clicks. Quickly navigate through instruction books of any size.

Import and Export: Lic can import any LDraw-based model, which is supported by most LEGO model editors. Export your final instruction book as high resolution, print-quality images or PDF, or as small-sized images suitable for sharing online.


This application uses a private building instructions file format. you import your ldr file and its converted to a no human eye readable. Also it uses hi cpu and hi memory on the web browser.


when you open the ldraw file, it ask you if you want an auto arrange steps then it starts building the document.

[Image: 185d583a-2b68-4d29-bbba-2caebc94e348.png]


as you can see you have a Template you can set and its apply to all the rest of the document. you can chang callout background. borders. layout etc. also you can chenge size of the pages background colors etc.

[Image: fa9d96bf-05ee-4a74-899d-79e5597b93f3.png]

this is an example of an aligator. what i only did was open the file and it auto arranges several steps on the page if you dont want con work much. Also what i did was to modify the default look and feel of the template.

Also you can displace pieces with out moddifing the original design or use bufferechange. this i find very poserfull.

Check this out first you select the object of the step and right click, and select the part you are interested in displase
[Image: Ys7nHCS.png]

After the piece is selected you make right click and again you have a new menu. There you can displase the object. move it if its miss plased. or change it for an other.

[Image: vsJgT2Y.png]

As you can see now its did displace the object also added the arrow

[Image: 07439470-c4c1-45c7-93c4-3857c33134df.png]

you can also add annotation like text, arrows, images etc.

Other important think you can do its that you can rearrange steps, swap steps. make callout, add rotation icons etc. 

[img]blob:https://imgur.com/034527b1-39f4-4d72-955e-38918bb3c4f8[/img]
[Image: kcK0jD2.png]

also if you are using sub models it automatically adds the sub model into the building instruction.

[Image: 41f00813-0805-4dba-ae80-9a63d0bf1c1a.png]


You can export  the file in PDF (you can set the DPI) or PNG (you can set the dpi) files.


thoughts. i like it very much. its near to be ready compared the licrator version that was outdated. i would like to play it arround with it little longer. Its much more flexible than lpub. but i would like to work with it and see how it runs with big models.


a little buy i have realized its that the colors of the bricks are not correct. you can change this form the interface too.

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  DXF lego base plate
Posted by: Philippe_mrs - 2018-10-24, 12:19 - Forum: LDraw File Processing and Conversion - No Replies

Hello all of you,
I am Philippe and I am a newbie.
Would it be possible to get official Lego Base Plate 3D file ?
Ultimately I would need to have it in dxf format so any advice to get it would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance
Philippe

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  LGEO Central repository
Posted by: Orion Pobursky - 2018-10-24, 6:09 - Forum: LDraw File Processing and Conversion - Replies (3)

I'm interested in starting a central repository for LGEO and it's associated addons (probably on GitHub).  I can try to contact Lutz, Owen and Daratz, if your a reading this, would you be willing to participate?

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Shocked Missing parts not working in leoCAD,please help
Posted by: momo - 2018-10-23, 23:44 - Forum: Part Requests - Replies (5)

Hi everyone,
  I am a newbie of LDraw,I have a project now need to import ldd file into 3dsmax,I have already known there is a way to convert it from ldd to leoCAD,and then export 3ds or obj format,what I confusing is how to using missing parts of leoCAD,
below is the file I will export,all units in lego:
[Image: 1.png]
Missing units in leoCAD:
[Image: 2.png]
I used 1 brick for test,in lego

[Image: 3.png]
missing in leoCAD
[Image: 4.png]
then ,following the http://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptscan.cgi?q=4869
I downloaded 4869.dat

parts/4869.dat
Plane Jet Engine Centre


I searched the library path,like below:

 [Image: 5.png]
The 4869.dat has already there

[Image: 8.png]

But why it can not display in leoCAD?Do I missing some steps?Please help,I spent days and did not find a solution,thanks in advance(I also uploaded the ldd and ldr files)



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