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  Exporting Ldraw to Blender 3d and other 3d software problems
Posted by: Bartholomew Lim - 2011-11-23, 11:11 - Forum: LDraw File Processing and Conversion - Replies (5)

I am a guy making LEGO CGI films and every time when i tried my ldraw file to Blender 3D It fails. I've tried every method :

1. Download the LDraw import Python script for Blender from http://web.tiscali.it/ALV/blender/ but It didn't work niether 2.5 and 2.4 version It just have weird dots where the bricks should be.

2. I used leocad to make LDraw files to 3ds file. It worked but LEOCad didn't have that much of an color pallet that MLCad has. All the color that leocad didn't have just turned to black and it was just chaotic to fix every color close to what I anticipated.

3. It turns out that LDview had 3ds export script and I was delighted of it. However when I tried to import in Blender it won't let me do it. Blender stops functioning and responding.

Furious of these bugs and glitches I threw my mouse and it 's broken. Would somebody help me please!!!
By the way Ldraw.org, please put WORKING 3ds export format in MLCad and LDview. Please I beg you!!!!!!!

If anyone has a solution or has simillar problems please answer this message NOW PLEASE!!!!!!!!

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  part 6158 Minifig, Fire Helmet Breathing Hose
Posted by: Christoph Mierowski - 2011-11-22, 18:10 - Forum: Parts Authoring - Replies (5)

It would be nice if any one could take on this one:
http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=6158

There is a LDD part shape existing.....

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  Slope textures
Posted by: Orion Pobursky - 2011-11-21, 12:59 - Forum: Parts Authoring - Replies (13)

Whilst building the Super Star Destroyer, a thought occurred to me: we have no way of specifying what faces of a brick (if any) required the slope texture. I see 2 solutions:

  • Use the existing !COLOUR specification to set a new main color for linetypes that need a slope texture. The disadvantage to this being that it would break MLCad. Yet another reason why Micheal should open source the program.
  • Make a new meta, something like !SLOPE_TEXTURE, that would go before the linetypes that need slope texture.

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  Anyone have a model for 92438: Plate 8x16?
Posted by: Bill Leue - 2011-11-19, 20:53 - Forum: Parts Authoring - Replies (1)

Looking for an LDRAW model for the new 92438: 8x16 plate. Unofficial or in progress is fine. Anyone got one?
Thanks!
-Bill

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  Question to the Linux users
Posted by: Roland Melkert - 2011-11-19, 19:50 - Forum: LDraw Editors and Viewers - Replies (9)

Anyone here a seasoned Linux desktop user (with some programming experience)?

With LDCad 1.0 beta out, I'm playing around with getting a Linux version going. But having only experience with Linux server systems I'm a bit lost with all the desktop options out there.

I'm currently downloading Ubuntu wubi (I use Ubuntu server for work so this is at least some what familiar) to get a look, but maybe people think I should use something other for the base development environment.

The goal is to get a (set of) pre compiled binaries to add to the LDCad download site covering most used desktop stuff. I'm figuring when it compiles in Ubuntu 11, it would also go in most other recent distro's.

I'm just hoping to avoid pitfalls by using any info people can give me.

ps: this might be more of a 'dev' thing, but there is no section for that (yet).

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  Any interest in Java API?
Posted by: Greg Teft - 2011-11-19, 1:22 - Forum: All Other Programs. - Replies (4)

Hello all after a long absence. I started a new job last summer, and it has taken up a lot of my time.

I am revisiting a pet project of mine - a Java API to parse and represent LDraw files.
This was started a few years ago when I wanted to create .dat files from AutoCAD .dxf files.
I had a working prototype that got lost in between computers, and am starting to recreate it.

Well, I'm starting over, and was wondering if any one is interested in the effort. If there are any programmers out there that want to see the preliminaries, I can start a project out on SourceForge. The source itself will be initially be in my name, and I need to make sure that anything I put out there conforms to the licensing agreements for the Java3D and the Apache commons APIs. I do plan for the effort to be able to be used for creating Java applications in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

The intent is to:
- Fully represent the part file specification including the standard meta comments.
- Support the Java3D and the commons-math APIs for representing vector and matrix data.
- Actually give me some time doing development work in an area that also interests me.

Once I'm at a point that this is complete, tested, and documented. I'll be going back to that DXF parser and DXF-DAT app I started.

Why Java? I like and respect what Java has become. I know bytecode can be slower than optimized compiled code, but it's not that bad, and my experience is that sloppy programming is what makes a Java (or any) application perform badly.

Why bother? Why not. I'm a programmer and I enjoy programming and even if it never gets accepted or used, I'm enjoying the journey.

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  part 4502c Minifig, Plume Feather Large
Posted by: Christoph Mierowski - 2011-11-18, 19:38 - Forum: Part Requests - Replies (2)

http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=4502c
This plume is still missing- the little one and the triple is already there

bricklink says this part is in 52 sets- well, some of them are double counted due to us-versions or release
But if you take a look at that list its badly needed....



PS: Big thanks to all part authors, who made parts I wished.

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  Connection Standard
Posted by: Orion Pobursky - 2011-11-18, 15:06 - Forum: Parts Authoring - Replies (3)

I'd like to request that the LSC take up the topic of a connection standard. Also, since Sergio was first to the develop something like this, I think his way to doing things should probably be what is standardized.

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  Summary 2010/2011
Posted by: Willy Tschager - 2011-11-18, 2:41 - Forum: Standards Board - Replies (1)

Guys,

just became aware that the there is no summary of the outgoing LSC for 2010/2011 at:

http://www.ldraw.org/Article399.html

Could one of you quickly fill the gaps? Thx,

w.

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  LPub 4 for Mac
Posted by: Chris Eyerly - 2011-11-17, 23:10 - Forum: LDraw File Processing and Conversion - Replies (7)

I have a couple questions.

1. Where is the best place to notify Lpub developers of bugs? Should we just email Kevin directly?

2. The Edit -> Add Text menu option is always greyed out for me (On an "inserted coverpage" where I have already added a picture it does not allow me to add text). What is LPUB command to add it manually?

I think that is for now

Thanks!

Chris Eyerly

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