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astromech heads - Franklin W. Cain - 2019-04-26

Given that 30367cps0.dat exists, I'm using its code to work up two additional models, as shown in the attached images.  

(Front view): 
   

(Rear view): 
   

I'm posting the MPD file I'm using for my notes, in case any of you would like to look at them.  

.dat   30367c p sXX.dat (Size: 106.35 KB / Downloads: 0)

My question to you all is, do you think these files are ready to be submitted to the Parts Tracker?  ;-)  

Thanks, 
Franklin


RE: astromech heads - Franklin W. Cain - 2019-04-27

I've updated the MPD file and posted new images.


RE: astromech heads - Franklin W. Cain - 2019-05-12

Here are the files at the Parts Tracker: 

Cylinder  2 x  2 with Dome Top with SW Green and Bluish-Grey / R2 Unit Pattern
http://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptdetail.cgi?f=parts/30367cps0.dat

Cylinder  2 x  2 with Dome Top with SW Dark Blue / R2-D2 (2013) Pattern
http://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptdetail.cgi?f=parts/30367cps8.dat

Cylinder  2 x  2 with Dome Top with SW Silver / R4-P17 (2016) Pattern
http://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptdetail.cgi?f=parts/30367cps9.dat

~Dome  2 x  2 with SW Astromech R2/R4 Pattern - Outlines
http://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptdetail.cgi?f=parts/s/30367ps0s01.dat

~Dome  2 x  2 with SW Astromech R2/R4 Pattern - Panels
http://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptdetail.cgi?f=parts/s/30367ps0s02.dat

~Dome  2 x  2 with SW Astromech R2/R4 Pattern - Main Eye, Thick Box, Band at Equator
http://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptdetail.cgi?f=parts/s/30367ps0s03.dat

~Dome  2 x  2 with SW Astromech R2/R4 Pattern - Non-Variable Surfaces
http://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptdetail.cgi?f=parts/s/30367ps0s04.dat

Just as a reminder: If there are any discussions about one or more of this files, these discussions should go to THIS THREAD here at the Forums, instead of at the Parts Tracker.  

Thanks!  ;-)  
Franklin


RE: astromech heads - Franklin W. Cain - 2021-10-08

Quote:The space in front of each linetype 1 to 5 should be removed.
This is supposed to be a matter of aesthetics.
But in any event, I removed those leading spaces, so the next time I upload any of these files, this won't be a problem any more. 


Unofficial File parts/s/30367ps0s02.dat
~Dome  2 x  2 with SW Astromech R2/R4 Pattern - Panels
Quote:Line 27: Colinear vertices found. 3 16 11.5952 2.4257 -7.2717 9.8635 2.4261 -9.8635 12.152 2.4257 -6.4385
Line 28: Colinear vertices found. 3 16 12.8871 2.4258 -5.3382 12.152 2.4257 -6.4385 9.8635 2.4261 -9.8635
Line 29: Colinear vertices found. 3 16 -11.5952 2.4258 7.2718 -9.8636 2.4262 9.8636 -12.1521 2.4258 6.4385
Line 30: Colinear vertices found. 3 16 -9.8636 2.4262 9.8636 -12.8872 2.4259 5.3383 -12.1521 2.4258 6.4385
Please explain this; I don't understand.


Unofficial File parts/s/30367ps0s04.dat
~Dome  2 x  2 with SW Astromech R2/R4 Pattern - Non-Variable Surfaces
Quote:There is a gap:
2 4 7.4077 11.6787 -17.8825 7.4237 11.958 -17.9209
2 4 7.2482 11.9045 -17.9477 7.4202 11.9623 -17.9221
I don't have ANY lines (red or otherwise) in this subfile.
What are you talking about, please?


Unofficial File parts/s/30367ps0s04.dat
~Dome  2 x  2 with SW Astromech R2/R4 Pattern - Non-Variable Surfaces
Quote:Line 451: Colinear vertices found. 3 16 7.6434 0.3462 4.9903 8.5981 0.3462 3.5618 8.2003 0.3462 4.1571
Line 492: Colinear vertices found. 3 16 6.309 4.686 -15.23 4.945 4.686 -15.5015 4.145 4.686 -15.6608
Please explain this; I don't understand.


Unofficial File parts/30367cps8.dat
Cylinder  2 x  2 with Dome Top with SW Dark Blue / R2-D2 (2013) Pattern

Unofficial File parts/30367cps9.dat
Cylinder  2 x  2 with Dome Top with SW Silver / R4-P17 (2016) Pattern

(Same complaints for both files.)
Quote:Line 39: Flat subfile is scaled in flat direction 1 100 11.5 12.75 15.336 1.33 -0.88 0.131 0 0.235 1.582 -0.89 -1.315 0.195 4-4disc.dat
Line 40: Flat subfile is scaled in flat direction 1 16 11.5 12.75 15.336 1.33 -0.88 0.131 0 0.235 1.582 -0.89 -1.315 0.195 4-4ndis.dat
I'm not sure how that happened. The circle and non-circle were both angled with respect to each axis (x, y, and z), so I had to scale them accordingly.
If you have any suggestions on how to fix this, please let me know.

(Same complaints for both files.)
Quote:Contains some "T"-junctions as mentioned above.
Please explain this; I don't understand.


Thanks!  ;-) 
Franklin


RE: astromech heads - Willy Tschager - 2021-10-08

(2021-10-08, 10:18)Franklin W. Cain Wrote: Unofficial File parts/s/30367ps0s04.dat
~Dome  2 x  2 with SW Astromech R2/R4 Pattern - Non-Variable Surfaces
I don't have ANY lines (red or otherwise) in this subfile.
What are you talking about, please?

Running a file trough Edger it will find unmatched edges and generate red lines. We usually post those lines in the PT to mark the error. Here's the related gap:

   

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RE: astromech heads - Willy Tschager - 2021-10-08

(2021-10-08, 10:18)Franklin W. Cain Wrote: Unofficial File parts/s/30367ps0s04.dat
~Dome  2 x  2 with SW Astromech R2/R4 Pattern - Non-Variable Surfaces
Please explain this; I don't understand.

Collinear vertices means that your vertices create a triangle with no "height". See:

   

w.


RE: astromech heads - Willy Tschager - 2021-10-08

(2021-10-08, 10:18)Franklin W. Cain Wrote: Unofficial File parts/30367cps8.dat
Cylinder  2 x  2 with Dome Top with SW Dark Blue / R2-D2 (2013) Pattern

Unofficial File parts/30367cps9.dat
Cylinder  2 x  2 with Dome Top with SW Silver / R4-P17 (2016) Pattern

(Same complaints for both files.)
I'm not sure how that happened. The circle and non-circle were both angled with respect to each axis (x, y, and z), so I had to scale them accordingly.
If you have any suggestions on how to fix this, please let me know.

Just hit the "Quick fix" button in LDPE. You'll get:

1 100 11.5 12.75 15.336 1.33 0 0.131 0 1 1.582 -0.89 0 0.195 4-4disc.dat
1 16 11.5 12.75 15.336 1.33 0 0.131 0 1 1.582 -0.89 0 0.195 4-4ndis.dat

BTW. 30367cps8 is missing the set reference in the keywords.

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RE: astromech heads - Willy Tschager - 2021-10-08

(2021-10-08, 10:18)Franklin W. Cain Wrote: (Same complaints for both files.)
Please explain this; I don't understand.

T-Junk is considered bad stile. Read:

https://wiki.ldraw.org/wiki/T-Junction

LDPE has a fine T-Junction under: Tools -> TJunctionFinder

w.


RE: astromech heads - Orion Pobursky - 2021-10-08

(2021-10-08, 15:12)Willy Tschager Wrote: T-Junk is considered bad stile. Read:

https://wiki.ldraw.org/wiki/T-Junction

LDPE has a fine T-Junction under: Tools -> TJunctionFinder

w.

T junctions aren't just bad style, they are illegal unless justified.


RE: astromech heads - Willy Tschager - 2021-10-08

(2021-10-08, 18:18)Orion Pobursky Wrote: T junctions aren't just bad style, they are illegal unless justified.

They trigger a warning, but aren't illegal. See 59:

https://www.ldraw.org/docs-main/ldraw-org-quick-reference-guides/common-error-check-messages.html

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