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    Thread: WebGL renderer
Post: Re: WebGL renderer

Hazen Babcock Wrote: -- Hello Nicola, I've been hacking on this a bit as I was interested in something that would work on a tablet. I've added touch event handling (one finger to rotate, two to zo...
Nicola LDraw Editors and Viewers 150 195,142 2016-02-23, 8:45
    Thread: Introducing a second HL library?
Post: Re: Introducing a second library?

Ben Supnik Wrote: -- I think that if the -only- thing on the table here is JSON vs. .dat/.ldr syntax, then it's sort of "who-cares"...I can write a program to convert from one to the other and then b...
Nicola Official File Specifications/Standards 57 48,049 2015-02-23, 16:19
    Thread: Another experiment in instruction building
Post: Re: Another experiment in instruction building

Philippe Hurbain Wrote: -- Quote: -- It needs Java 8, can be launched with java -jar testbi.jar -- Mmmmhhh, Java 8 is not supposed to be compatible with my XP... -- Yes XP is no longer officially s...
Nicola LDraw File Processing and Conversion 3 5,633 2015-01-23, 15:48
    Thread: Another experiment in instruction building
Post: Another experiment in instruction building

I've made some more experiments with instruction building programs. I wanted to investigate into JavaFX, it's a promising platform with many useful features: css support, a powerful scenegraph, effect...
Nicola LDraw File Processing and Conversion 3 5,633 2015-01-23, 12:47
    Thread: JBrickBuilder - an easy LDraw builder in Java
Post: Re: JBrickBuilder - an easy LDraw builder in Java

Hello, i tried and run it but it looks like the downloads doesn't work behind a proxy. Is it supported somehow? Also, why you require the user to download the library instead of just using the one al...
Nicola LDraw Editors and Viewers 16 12,914 2015-01-20, 11:50
    Thread: Modernizing The Spec [Poll]
Post: Re: Modernizing The Spec [Poll]

Michael Heidemann Wrote: -- To be honest, I do not clearly understand what you are talking about. Do you have an example for me? -- He probably meant that there should be another option that reads ...
Nicola Official File Specifications/Standards 34 47,679 2015-01-19, 14:14
    Thread: LDD Brickset vs. LDraw Library and Parts Tracker
Post: Re: LDD Brickset vs. LDraw Library and Parts Track...

thanks, i was just curious.. :) i'm also looking into the LDD file format. I guess that primitives, origins etc are then manually inserted/adjusted?
Nicola Parts Authoring 26 31,635 2015-01-16, 22:03
    Thread: Adding normals to the library
Post: Re: Adding normals to the library

Travis Cobbs Wrote: -- The "Smooth Shading and Edge Split" algorithm from Nicola's post is relatively straightforward. The problem is that it works rather poorly with some LDraw geometry. -- You're...
Nicola Official File Specifications/Standards 16 13,704 2015-01-16, 16:07
    Thread: LDD Brickset vs. LDraw Library and Parts Tracker
Post: Re: LDD Brickset vs. LDraw Library and Parts Track...

Rolf Osterthun Wrote: -- Since it is possible to convert LDD data to LDraw compatible data -- How exacly are you doing this?
Nicola Parts Authoring 26 31,635 2015-01-16, 15:49
    Thread: Modernizing The Spec [Poll]
Post: Re: Modernizing The Spec [Poll]

I had troubles with deciding if a file is a part or not too, i never figured out an algorithm for doing it. Your example of mirrored parts clearly shows the problems. One thing i think we can agree i...
Nicola Official File Specifications/Standards 34 47,679 2015-01-16, 15:46
    Thread: LDraw data files at Brickset
Post: Re: LDraw data files at Brickset

Travis Cobbs Wrote: -- I'm pretty sure he meant my suggestion to render all non-BFC geometry twice (once with each winding). That fixes non-BFC parts. -- I do this too already :) It's kind of nece...
Nicola Official Models 42 31,979 2014-12-16, 8:46
    Thread: WebGL renderer
Post: Re: WebGL renderer

Nathanel Titane Wrote: -- Hey there Nicola, Been playing around with Brigl and must say I love it. Is there any way to revise or enable LDraw's standard parts directory listing instead of the p...
Nicola LDraw Editors and Viewers 150 195,142 2014-12-15, 11:59
    Thread: LDraw data files at Brickset
Post: Re: LDraw data files at Brickset

Steffen Wrote: -- Nicola, doing this trivial addition to your rendering code would solve your problem. May I humbly ask you to add it? Then the problem would be gone for good. -- What code do you ...
Nicola Official Models 42 31,979 2014-12-15, 10:54
    Thread: Adding simple mechanic tags as a recommendation to standard
Post: Re: Adding simple mechanic tags as a recommendatio...

It look like you're trying to define an animation system and a "kinematic solver", where you define some interactions between parts (ie gears, pistons, etc) and the whole system get in motion, or am i...
Nicola Official File Specifications/Standards 21 18,112 2014-11-19, 9:06
    Thread: Auto correcting (some) defects in the official library
Post: Re: Resulting patch (was Re: Auto correcting..)

Roland Melkert Wrote: -- I've ran the last version of my tweaks on a clean 1401 library (re downloaded/installed complete.zip to be sure) and put all changed files in a 7MB 7zip file (http://www....
Nicola Official File Specifications/Standards 52 38,951 2014-11-19, 8:33
    Thread: Auto correcting (some) defects in the official library
Post: Re: Auto correcting (some) defects in the official...

To me, autofixing some hundreds files already looks like a great improvement. Roland Melkert Wrote: -- Although I'm wondering do things like bow ties really have to go though the full review stage...
Nicola Official File Specifications/Standards 52 38,951 2014-11-17, 10:05
    Thread: I’d like to introduce our new Digital LEGO builder called MOC Builder.
Post: Re: I’d like to introduce our new Digital LEGO bui...

I've found my first bug: it looks like when you write floats into the file, they get the decimal separator defined by Locale, instead of the dot. Here's what i find in a file saved with MOC Builder: ...
Nicola LDraw Editors and Viewers 39 41,569 2014-11-16, 17:45
    Thread: I’d like to introduce our new Digital LEGO builder called MOC Builder.
Post: Re: I’d like to introduce our new Digital LEGO bui...

just tested it, look really impressive actually. love the snapping of parts and the collision detection. I'll try and model a complete build later.. I hope it could become my default editor :) I'l...
Nicola LDraw Editors and Viewers 39 41,569 2014-11-16, 9:24
    Thread: Do we need another LDraw building program?
Post: Re: Do we need another LDraw building program?

Nicholas Zurn Wrote: -- What I really would like to see is an online editor and mobile apps (that are open source). Such a shame that mecabricks.com isn't LDraw compatible. -- mecabricks is a grea...
Nicola LDraw Editors and Viewers 46 31,710 2014-11-14, 22:53
    Thread: Introducing a second HL library?
Post: Re: Introducing a second HL library?

Steffen Wrote: -- XML to me always appeared too overheading. .. I write this to argument against XML. I have to deal with it a lot elsewhere, and despite the fact that parsers for it exist ...
Nicola Official File Specifications/Standards 57 48,049 2014-11-14, 22:38