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    Thread: UCS Millenium Falcon Animated Build Rendered With LDView
Post: Re: UCS Millenium Falcon Animated Build Rendered W...

Hi Jeff, The application for creating the animations which you see on my youtube channel (thecreativebrickcouk) and at www.thecreativebrick.co.uk has been my main 'hobby project' for the last coupl...
Rob Rendering Techniques 4 7,797 2013-08-11, 19:18
    Thread: Export of .mpd to single 'stand-alone' .ldr file ?
Post: Re: Export of .mpd to single 'stand-alone' .ldr fi...

As if often the case (!) - the mistake was mine - not the model. Error in my code meant that parent matrix was not being applied to sub-model lines if the sub-model line was a reference to another ...
Rob LDraw Editors and Viewers 26 24,682 2012-12-22, 15:58
    Thread: Export of .mpd to single 'stand-alone' .ldr file ?
Post: Re: Export of .mpd to single 'stand-alone' .ldr fi...

I've attached the model which my flatten function fails to work correctly on. Original model found here: http://lego.bldesign.org/models/?m=cormorant (I think it's a really fab design BTW). T...
Rob LDraw Editors and Viewers 26 24,682 2012-12-22, 9:56
    Thread: Export of .mpd to single 'stand-alone' .ldr file ?
Post: Re: Export of .mpd to single 'stand-alone' .ldr fi...

For some samples of my work to date (using non-mpd files so far - or ones that I've have got to work with out 'flattening') please visit... www.thecreativebrick.co.uk
Rob LDraw Editors and Viewers 26 24,682 2012-12-22, 9:38
    Thread: Export of .mpd to single 'stand-alone' .ldr file ?
Post: Re: Export of .mpd to single 'stand-alone' .ldr fi...

Hi Michael, Thanks for the reply. I'm trying to achive an LDR file which has only type 1 lines ideally. Any custom rotations should be 'incorporated' into the flatten function so that the pieces...
Rob LDraw Editors and Viewers 26 24,682 2012-12-21, 17:27
    Thread: Export of .mpd to single 'stand-alone' .ldr file ?
Post: Re: Export of .mpd to single 'stand-alone' .ldr fi...

Update: All working well except with models which feature a custom rotation point(s) such as 0 ROTATION CENTER -30 -2 0 1 "Custom" 0 ROTATION CONFIG -2 0 I assume the -30 -2 0 is the X,Y,Z ...
Rob LDraw Editors and Viewers 26 24,682 2012-12-21, 8:46
    Thread: Export of .mpd to single 'stand-alone' .ldr file ?
Post: Re: Export of .mpd to single 'stand-alone' .ldr fi...

OK hold the front page - I think I have cracked it !!! Attached is my 'flattened' version of the file I attached in my previous post (only line type 1's included) (When I looked at this a couple...
Rob LDraw Editors and Viewers 26 24,682 2012-12-20, 22:45
    Thread: Export of .mpd to single 'stand-alone' .ldr file ?
Post: Re: Export of .mpd to single 'stand-alone' .ldr fi...

Excellent ! That's looking good as far as I can see. Could you try the attached model (which I originally downloaded from this forums MOC section). Is how your doing this something you could put...
Rob LDraw Editors and Viewers 26 24,682 2012-12-20, 22:22
    Thread: Export of .mpd to single 'stand-alone' .ldr file ?
Post: Re: Export of .mpd to single 'stand-alone' .ldr fi...

Hi Michael, The order in which the parts appear is not important (I can sort them how I like later). Starting from with a single MPD file, which may contain 'in-line' ldr files or links to 'exte...
Rob LDraw Editors and Viewers 26 24,682 2012-12-20, 18:11
    Thread: Export of .mpd to single 'stand-alone' .ldr file ?
Post: Re: Export of .mpd to single 'stand-alone' .ldr fi...

Hi Travis, Thanks for the reply. I'm going to take another look at the stuff I did a while back - I think I was close but not quite there and the code got pretty involved (at least for me). The ...
Rob LDraw Editors and Viewers 26 24,682 2012-12-20, 8:28
    Thread: Export of .mpd to single 'stand-alone' .ldr file ?
Post: Re: Export of .mpd to single 'stand-alone' .ldr fi...

Thanks Roland for the prompt reply. I took a look at MPDCenter - not heard of it before - but doesn't seem to do what I need. I think I have to start at the 'deepest' nested model and work backw...
Rob LDraw Editors and Viewers 26 24,682 2012-12-19, 21:51
    Thread: Export of .mpd to single 'stand-alone' .ldr file ?
Post: Export of .mpd to single 'stand-alone' .ldr file ?

Hi, Can anyone point me in the direction of an application or utility which will take a multi-part ldraw file (i.e. an .mpd file) and convert it into a single 'standalone' LDR file ? i.e. someth...
Rob LDraw Editors and Viewers 26 24,682 2012-12-19, 20:42
    Thread: UCS Millenium Falcon Animated Build Rendered With LDView
Post: UCS Millenium Falcon Animated Build Rendered With ...

Hi All, I hope this is OK to post here... Having previously created a number of animations using POV-Ray for rendering the frames I thought I would try using LDView to render the frames required...
Rob Rendering Techniques 4 7,797 2012-10-15, 16:30
    Thread: Command line export to pov from LDView ?
Post: Re: Command line export to pov from LDView ?

Philippe, Many thanks for the thought - it made me take another look at my configuration. I found that in my 'C:\LDraw\Unofficial\Parts' folder were the parts which I was missing (which presumab...
Rob LDraw Editors and Viewers 10 11,027 2012-10-05, 16:26
    Thread: Command line export to pov from LDView ?
Post: Re: Command line export to pov from LDView ?

I agree it is a great tool. I have fudged an automated export from LDView by using 'Sendkeys' from vb.net (my main programming tool) which works but is not ideal when I'm trying to export hundreds ...
Rob LDraw Editors and Viewers 10 11,027 2012-10-05, 6:46
    Thread: Command line export to pov from LDView ?
Post: Command line export to pov from LDView ?

Hi all, Does anyone know if there is a way to export to POV format from LDView using the command line ? e.g. LDView.exe sample.ldr -exporttopov sample.pov (or something...) I've look at the ...
Rob LDraw Editors and Viewers 10 11,027 2012-10-04, 20:26
    Thread: LDView - Fixed Camera Positioning
Post: Re: LDView - Fixed Camera Positioning

Travis - many thanks. Initial tests show that this seems to fix the issue - I'm actually adding the meta commands at the top and bottom of the file so in theory its ignoring the bounding box calcul...
Rob LDraw Editors and Viewers 7 7,086 2012-09-08, 21:23
    Thread: LDView - Fixed Camera Positioning
Post: Re: LDView - Fixed Camera Positioning

Thanks for the input Roland. Using L3P and POVRay I have no problem creating animated builds of Lego models. What I want to do is to be able to create the same animations, but much more quickly,...
Rob LDraw Editors and Viewers 7 7,086 2012-09-08, 17:35
    Thread: LDView - Fixed Camera Positioning
Post: Re: LDView - Fixed Camera Positioning

Many thanks for the response - and from the author of LDView I think - excellent. For your info: What I'm trying to do is create the frames for an animation such as this (I created this one). ...
Rob LDraw Editors and Viewers 7 7,086 2012-09-08, 8:50
    Thread: LDView - Fixed Camera Positioning
Post: LDView - Fixed Camera Positioning

Hi I am using LDView v4.1 for Windows. I'm trying to work out the command line parameters to render a snapshots of different models files. I want a fixed camera position regardless of the mo...
Rob LDraw Editors and Viewers 7 7,086 2012-09-07, 11:20