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    Thread: Friends Figure Shortcuts?
Post: Re: Friends Figure Shortcuts?

Philippe Hurbain Wrote: -- As for the shortcuts themselves... a collaboration with someone as we did for Fabuland would be greatly appreciated ;) -- Hi, you should be able to create the required...
Sergio Reano Parts Authoring 16 14,311 2014-08-27, 22:46
    Thread: SR 3D Builder 0.9.5.9
Post: SR 3D Builder 0.9.5.9

Hi everybody, here is another update of my SR 3D Builder. It is a bit long since my last post on this forum and a lot of new functions have been added. Here are the most significative. For a comp...
Sergio Reano LDraw Editors and Viewers 1 4,581 2014-02-20, 15:40
    Thread: Thoughts on animation scripting language
Post: Re: Thoughts on animation scripting language

Hi, there is another face of the problem you have to consider: in most technic models the connections among parts are not so easy to understand so it may be a bit hard to understand wich parts move...
Sergio Reano LDraw Editors and Viewers 36 25,789 2014-02-20, 14:57
    Thread: SR 3D Builder - mysterious error
Post: Re: SR 3D Builder - mysterious error

Hi Michael, about the problems notified this is what I can say: - The duplicate part messages refers exactly to the fact that programs find a duplicate part in exactly the same position and due to...
Sergio Reano LDraw Editors and Viewers 8 10,282 2013-10-23, 21:32
    Thread: SR 3D Builder 0.8.9.16 released
Post: SR 3D Builder 0.8.9.16 released

Hi everybody, after another loooong wait, here is my latest release available as always from http://sr3dbuilder.altervista.org/ Most important news are: - Extended functionality with pneumatic ...
Sergio Reano LDraw Editors and Viewers 0 2,905 2013-06-28, 11:52
    Thread: Insert Related Database
Post: Re: Insert Related Database

Hi, it is not a problem for my application to strip off unnecessary information from a text file, even if you name it .ldr, .mpd or what else, especially if the required information for my applicatio...
Sergio Reano Parts Authoring 26 16,415 2013-04-17, 14:20
    Thread: Insert Related Database
Post: Re: Insert Related Database

Hi Ben, as told by Phil, in my SR3DBuilder I'm using a very similar system to manage tires and the idea to extend it to windows frame and glasses. Furthermore it could be have sense to create a mo...
Sergio Reano Parts Authoring 26 16,415 2013-04-17, 12:09
    Thread: T-Junctions re-visited
Post: Re: T-Junctions re-visited

Caching in memory means that I read the part definition once from HD, and make calculation of normals, smothing etc once. Then I store the worked part in memory and everytime I need it I read the wor...
Sergio Reano Parts Authoring 83 44,193 2013-03-27, 20:48
    Thread: 3 decimals is not a lot of precision for rotation matrices
Post: Re: 3 decimals is not a lot of precision for rotat...

Ben Supnik Wrote: -- I think "fixing a rounded rotation" is getting way into the territory of a batch process we should consider running on the library, then fast-tracking if the mechanical transform...
Sergio Reano Parts Authoring 11 8,338 2013-03-26, 22:29
    Thread: T-Junctions re-visited
Post: Re: T-Junctions re-visited

While talking about smoothing you must also consider the quality of the smoothing. You can take some kind of really GOOD smothing at the cost of loading time, or just ignore smoothing having short ti...
Sergio Reano Parts Authoring 83 44,193 2013-03-26, 21:46
    Thread: T-Junctions re-visited
Post: Re: T-Junctions re-visited

Before going to patch parts definition to avoid T-J gaps, please consider the following: LDraw part libray is made of recursive parts loading where the position of each of them is determined by a MAT...
Sergio Reano Parts Authoring 83 44,193 2013-03-13, 22:51
    Thread: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts
Post: Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related...

Obviously a technic axle can rotate and slide into a peg hole (or pin hole). You can easily test this by using the application. The resulting mobility between 2 connection is computed by the functi...
Sergio Reano Parts Authoring 28 17,730 2013-02-17, 21:59
    Thread: Hoses
Post: Re: Hoses

The problem is that in hose you cannot use primitives other than triangles since every hose segment is someway different from any other. Furthermore LDraw based softwares are not able to read complex...
Sergio Reano Parts Authoring 10 6,664 2013-02-15, 12:50
    Thread: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts
Post: Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related...

Hi Ben, will try to answer point by point... Ben Supnik Wrote: -- For the axle and peghole, does your system know how _long_ the axle is? For example, is there a requirement that the length of t...
Sergio Reano Parts Authoring 28 17,730 2013-02-13, 22:29
    Thread: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts
Post: Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related...

Hi Allen, we can follow different ways: - If it is needed, then I can code a small routine that extracts all identified connections for each part and write them to separate files using the syntax ...
Sergio Reano Parts Authoring 28 17,730 2013-02-08, 22:21
    Thread: SR 3D Builder version 0.8.3.18
Post: SR 3D Builder version 0.8.3.18

Here I'm to announce the latest new release of my application. Official web site: http://sr3dbuilder.altervista.org/ It takes by far much longer than what I expect, but it worth the waiting!! Her...
Sergio Reano LDraw Editors and Viewers 0 3,444 2013-02-08, 22:03
    Thread: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related Parts
Post: Re: Feedback Request: Table of Offests for Related...

Hi everybody, first of all let say I'm afraid to get into this discussion so later, but are some days I don't have a look to this forum. This is going to be a long read answer with some tecnical d...
Sergio Reano Parts Authoring 28 17,730 2013-02-07, 23:00
    Thread: SR 3D Builder 0.7.3.12 just released
Post: SR 3D Builder 0.7.3.12 just released

Another updated version of the application is now available from http://sr3dbuilder.altervista.org/ (http://sr3dbuilder.altervista.org/) Most significant new feature is STICKER support as shown in ...
Sergio Reano LDraw Editors and Viewers 0 2,727 2012-08-20, 15:13
    Thread: Thoughts about flexible parts
Post: Re: Thoughts about flexible parts

Hi Roland, due to my little experience in programming bezier curves (as you can see in SR3DBuilder), here is my approach: - define start point, ending point, tensors and parameters - compute the cu...
Sergio Reano LDraw Editors and Viewers 29 17,709 2012-08-07, 7:13
    Thread: SR 3D Builder 0.7.2.7 just released!
Post: SR 3D Builder 0.7.2.7 just released!

Hi again, another version has just been released and is available from http://sr3dbuilder.altervista.org/ No significant improvement this time, just some fixes, most around the UI. Here is a list...
Sergio Reano LDraw Editors and Viewers 0 2,324 2012-07-05, 23:19