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    Thread: 973pr2538c01 Emmet's torso from the Lego Movie
Post: Re: 973pr2538c01 Emmet's torso from the Lego Movie

Here's the hair piece converted from LDD. It's missing a lot of lines, but is otherwise usable.
Earnest J. Banbury Parts Authoring 18 15,549 2014-06-06, 14:15
    Thread: LDD2LDraw - a working LDD mesh converter
Post: Re: LDD2LDraw - a working LDD mesh converter

Roland Melkert Wrote: -- This will work for most parts but there are lots of parts that have sharp edges under low angles (e.g. the low angle slopes) I discovered that when I added smoothing to my...
Earnest J. Banbury LDraw Editors and Viewers 27 25,975 2014-05-28, 21:34
    Thread: LDD2LDraw - a working LDD mesh converter
Post: Re: LDD2LDraw - a working LDD mesh converter

Blender is very good at this kind of stuff :). The importer calculates the normals (by calling a Blender function), then it adds a so called modifier, that changes the normals based on the angle of ne...
Earnest J. Banbury LDraw Editors and Viewers 27 25,975 2014-05-28, 19:23
    Thread: LDD2LDraw - a working LDD mesh converter
Post: Re: LDD2LDraw - a working LDD mesh converter

Rolf Osterthun Wrote: -- That is absolutely understandable. So our supply does not match your demand. -- I noticed that. That's why I made my own conversion. Rolf Osterthun Wrote: -- You are pl...
Earnest J. Banbury LDraw Editors and Viewers 27 25,975 2014-05-27, 16:08
    Thread: LDD2LDraw - a working LDD mesh converter
Post: Re: LDD2LDraw - a working LDD mesh converter

Thanks! I'm curious if there's anything in there, that LDD hasn't.
Earnest J. Banbury LDraw Editors and Viewers 27 25,975 2014-05-26, 21:47
    Thread: LDD2LDraw - a working LDD mesh converter
Post: Re: LDD2LDraw - a working LDD mesh converter

I just converted about 1200 files from LDD. They're not perfect, but they suit my needs just fine. Are your 'batches' different from what's included in LDD. If yes, I would be interested. Is there a ...
Earnest J. Banbury LDraw Editors and Viewers 27 25,975 2014-05-26, 15:54
    Thread: LDD2LDraw - a working LDD mesh converter
Post: Re: LDD2LDraw - a working LDD mesh converter

Downloading parts one file at a time isn't exactly convenient. And even a cursory look shows, that you're missing lots of parts. I'm not trying to malign your work. It's just, that I want all the par...
Earnest J. Banbury LDraw Editors and Viewers 27 25,975 2014-05-26, 15:46
    Thread: LDD2LDraw - a working LDD mesh converter
Post: Re: LDD2LDraw - a working LDD mesh converter

Allow me to be blunt, too. I had a look at digital-bricks before creating my own converter. Nowhere on this page is any mention, that they have a mesh converter. Nor have I found any downloads for a...
Earnest J. Banbury LDraw Editors and Viewers 27 25,975 2014-05-25, 12:27
    Thread: LDD2LDraw - a working LDD mesh converter
Post: Re: LDD2LDraw - a working LDD mesh converter

With the rather sparse interest in my converter, I have decided to forgo a release for the time being. (It's quite some work to create a release.) Instead I'm going to convert all the LDD parts, that...
Earnest J. Banbury LDraw Editors and Viewers 27 25,975 2014-05-25, 10:15
    Thread: LDD2LDraw - a working LDD mesh converter
Post: Re: LDD2LDraw - a working LDD mesh converter

Philippe Hurbain Wrote: -- Even using Edger2 automatic generation, there's still a LOT of manual work to do to sort out things between lines and condlines. -- But that's work someone else will have t...
Earnest J. Banbury LDraw Editors and Viewers 27 25,975 2014-05-23, 14:57
    Thread: LDD2LDraw - a working LDD mesh converter
Post: Re: LDD2LDraw - a working LDD mesh converter

I've already discovered Edger2 on my own. The really interesting parts have very high face counts. Creating the lines manually would be prohibitive. I'm looking into porting the edge creating algori...
Earnest J. Banbury LDraw Editors and Viewers 27 25,975 2014-05-23, 14:20
    Thread: LDD2LDraw - a working LDD mesh converter
Post: Re: LDD2LDraw - a working LDD mesh converter

Here is a sample of the parts I converted so far.
Earnest J. Banbury LDraw Editors and Viewers 27 25,975 2014-05-22, 21:33
    Thread: LDD2LDraw - a working LDD mesh converter
Post: LDD2LDraw - a working LDD mesh converter

Hi, based on this brick viewer (http://www.rockraidersunited.org/topic/4009-ldd-brick-viewer-g-files/), I have written a converter, that creates LDraw files from LDD mesh files (*.g). I've solved th...
Earnest J. Banbury LDraw Editors and Viewers 27 25,975 2014-05-21, 17:46
    Thread: 973pr2538c01 Emmet's torso from the Lego Movie
Post: Re: 973pr2538c01 Emmet's torso from the Lego Movie

If it makes you happy.
Earnest J. Banbury Parts Authoring 18 15,549 2014-05-03, 11:57
    Thread: 973pr2538c01 Emmet's torso from the Lego Movie
Post: Re: 973pr2538c01 Emmet's torso from the Lego Movie

@Steffen: I don't feel bad about it. So you don't have to either. I just want to end this silly discussion. @Chris Dee: I can't give you, what I don't have. I'm quite certain, that LDraw files can'...
Earnest J. Banbury Parts Authoring 18 15,549 2014-05-03, 7:59
    Thread: 973pr2538c01 Emmet's torso from the Lego Movie
Post: Re: 973pr2538c01 Emmet's torso from the Lego Movie

Thanks for being reasonable about this. Just replace my name in the file with yours. I honestly do not care.
Earnest J. Banbury Parts Authoring 18 15,549 2014-04-29, 21:39
    Thread: 973pr2538c01 Emmet's torso from the Lego Movie
Post: Re: 973pr2538c01 Emmet's torso from the Lego Movie

CC0 means it's in the public domain. Steffen or anybody else is free to claim it for themselves and do what they want with it. Take it or leave it. There's no copyright for code. At least not where I...
Earnest J. Banbury Parts Authoring 18 15,549 2014-04-28, 22:34
    Thread: 973pr2538c01 Emmet's torso from the Lego Movie
Post: Re: 973pr2538c01 Emmet's torso from the Lego Movie

I considered it. But this is probably a one shot. I just wanted to create something useful, for testing my exporter. I just don't have the time to find out the ins and outs of submitting parts. Feel ...
Earnest J. Banbury Parts Authoring 18 15,549 2014-04-27, 16:06
    Thread: 973pr2538c01 Emmet's torso from the Lego Movie
Post: 973pr2538c01 Emmet's torso from the Lego Movie

I've written my own simple LDraw exporter for Blender (Link (https://github.com/Banbury/Blender-2.6-LDraw-Importer/tree/rewrite)). And as a way of testing it, I modeled the construction worker torso f...
Earnest J. Banbury Parts Authoring 18 15,549 2014-04-14, 8:35