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  Standard: Official Model Repository (OMR) Filenames and Headers
Posted by: Willy Tschager - 2011-08-01, 20:13 - Forum: Parts Authoring - Replies (6)

Hi folks,

before the OMR starts to grow I'd like to discuss this comment by Orion:


reading through the specs and I also think they need to rewritten. Especially the "Filenames for the Official Model Repository files are restricted to the MS-DOS compatible 8.3 name length" is ridiculous.



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  ldconfig.ldr chrome colors and parts tracker.
Posted by: Don Heyse - 2011-08-01, 20:12 - Forum: Parts Authoring - Replies (16)

I'm not quite sure how you sneaky guys on the LSC got this one by me. Wink

Apparently while I was sleeping somebody managed to define a few chrome colors in the ldconfig.ldr file in positions 60-63, which have been reserved for almost forever by ldlite as transparent colors in the range 32 to 63. Now, ldglite inherits the colors from the ldlite code so these display as transparent instead of chrome, and will do so on the parts tracker if you're still using ldglite to render the parts. It's not a big deal to change the ldglite code, but if you want to fix these chrome colors on parts tracker you're gonna need a recompile of ldglite, or else switch to ldview. Or you could redefine the chrome colors in ldconfig.ldr to occur above color 63. Chrome_black, gold, and silver are defined above 63, so they're ok already.

Any thoughts on this?

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  10019 - Rebel Blockade Runner
Posted by: Orion Pobursky - 2011-08-01, 14:58 - Forum: Official Models - No Replies

2 notes:
- Due to the size and complexity of this model, mirroring is used
- The hatch tile hasn't been modeled yet.

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  10026 - Naboo Fighter Special Edition
Posted by: Orion Pobursky - 2011-08-01, 14:21 - Forum: Official Models - No Replies

The chrome in this model makes rendering take forever.

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  2011/2012 LDraw.org Steering Committee: Election Results
Posted by: Willy Tschager - 2011-08-01, 7:50 - Forum: LDraw.org Announcements - No Replies

The winners of the 2011/2012 LDraw Steering Committee [1] Election are (in alphabetical order by last name):

* Kevin Clague
* Chris Dee
* Orion Pobursky
* Willy Tschager
* Scott Wardlaw

Congratulations to the new LDraw Steering Committee members!


[1] Try not to confuse the LDraw.org Steering Committee (SteerCo) with the LDraw
Standards Committee (LSC). The Steering Committee sets the course for the LDraw
Organization while the Standards Committee deals with the LDraw File Format.

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  Last issue discussed
Posted by: Willy Tschager - 2011-08-01, 7:38 - Forum: Standards Board - Replies (1)


could you please update us on what this body was last working on?

Thx, w.

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  12V Train Sets (Grey Era)
Posted by: Steffen - 2011-08-01, 6:29 - Forum: Official Models - Replies (25)

Sigh, those were the days...

You have built a train set from that time in LDRAW?
Post it as reply here, if you like :-)

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  color codes for silver vs metal ?
Posted by: Steffen - 2011-08-01, 4:27 - Forum: Parts Authoring - Replies (32)

There always has been confusion about which color codes need to be used
for silver(ish) things or metal in our library.

I would like to sum up my state of knowledge and would like to discuss this here,
so the usage of color codes can be tidied up in our library.

Causing this post is the ongoing discussion at
(, there had been some before already at other parts)

This is my (personal) state of knowledge,
I may be wrong in one or the other point of course.
When replying, please just don't assume that I or you are "just right",
because the library sometimes has inconsistencies.

color 179:
means "printed silver".
that is a color being used in patterns that get printed onto parts

color 383:
from the beginning was a "special color", used for physical metal parts
which appear "silverish" or "chromish" :-) ,
thus, do not use this for copper or other metal things

color 494:
another very special color.
it has been introduced for "electric studs",
which show up in historic LEGO instructions as studs with a yellow portion.
some tools for this reason used to render or code this color as yellow,
but nowadays most render it similar to 383, which frequently leads to confusion.
IMHO, this color code should ONLY be used for electric studs, and not used
too liberately, because it carries not only the semantics "made of silverish/chrome metal",
but also "shall show up in instructions as yellow" and
"is somewhat related to electric studs"

color 80:
I didn't know much about this color for long time and have never used it.
But I think it is for silver plastic parts like this

BrickLink has a very good, visual color comparison table
, but sadly without LDRAW color codes.

IMHO, we definetely need such a table with visual part examples for our LDRAW library.

We also might or might not have to introduce new colors in ldconfig.ldr, or phase out some confusing ones
(and map them to others for downwards compatibility).

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  7181 - UCS TIE Interceptor
Posted by: Orion Pobursky - 2011-07-31, 16:54 - Forum: Official Models - No Replies

This model holds a special place for me since creating it is the reason I became a parts author which eventually led to me becoming part of the LDraw.org leadership.

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  8652 - Enzo Ferrari 1:17
Posted by: Orion Pobursky - 2011-07-31, 16:43 - Forum: Official Models - Replies (1)

Note: Uses unofficial parts which are included in the MPD file

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