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Roland Melkert Wrote: (2020-06-02, 22:12) -- Inventing new metas might be fun, but these kinds of metas (begin end etc) are a nightmare to parse while reading LDraw content. -- This discussion may ...
Daniel R LDraw File Processing and Conversion 67 17,196 2020-06-02, 23:44
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N. W. Perry Wrote: (2020-05-31, 18:54) -- Same example using my envisioned syntax: Code: -- 0 !FLOAT [id=x] [color] [matrix] [file reference] 1 [file reference line-part or submodel] … 0 !FLOA...
Daniel R LDraw File Processing and Conversion 67 17,196 2020-06-02, 21:26
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Merlijn Wissink Wrote: (2020-05-31, 13:17) -- If anyone has any good or better ideas, sure post them  :) -- I have posted my suggested syntax in this topic. It is not ideal either as honestly is re...
Daniel R LDraw File Processing and Conversion 67 17,196 2020-05-31, 13:51
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I like the idea with NEXT. But would you allow the parts in between the POS sections to be different (like different count or different references)? Because if so, what would you display in the PLI (a...
Daniel R LDraw File Processing and Conversion 67 17,196 2020-05-31, 12:38
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N. W. Perry Wrote: (2020-05-28, 16:37) -- But why would it have to be manual editing? There's nothing about this idea that says it has to be; I'm always assuming that editing programs would (continue...
Daniel R LDraw File Processing and Conversion 67 17,196 2020-05-28, 16:47
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N. W. Perry Wrote: (2020-05-28, 15:32) -- My first thought was to make n take the form (a,b,c…), where each member in the set refers to a higher containing model. So if you had a sub-submodel, you co...
Daniel R LDraw File Processing and Conversion 67 17,196 2020-05-28, 15:53
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N. W. Perry Wrote: (2020-05-27, 22:14) -- Assigning some kind of ID to each FLOAT command could be a way around that. -- Exactly. That is what I was aiming for with groups. N. W. Perry Wrote: (20...
Daniel R LDraw File Processing and Conversion 67 17,196 2020-05-28, 13:43
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Jaco van der Molen Wrote: (2020-05-27, 19:33) -- This can be done with REMOVE GROUP using MLCad Group meta. -- I know of that command and I did use it in my instruction (once again thank you for yo...
Daniel R LDraw File Processing and Conversion 67 17,196 2020-05-27, 20:20
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Thank you :)
Daniel R LDraw File Processing and Conversion 67 17,196 2020-05-27, 19:59
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Roland Melkert Wrote: (2020-05-27, 17:41) -- I'm not sure if people would be that happy working on LDCad code as I like to do things the hard way -- Okay. Feel free to make a private Github repo if...
Daniel R LDraw File Processing and Conversion 67 17,196 2020-05-27, 19:58
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Johann Eisner Wrote: (2020-05-27, 16:32) -- Where all users sacrifice their free time and make everything free of charge. -- Certainly. I understand this and do not ask anyone to implement some cha...
Daniel R LDraw File Processing and Conversion 67 17,196 2020-05-27, 18:58
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N. W. Perry Wrote: (2020-05-27, 16:55) -- I actually took the presumption the "applies to more situations" would be objectionable rather than desirable -- That is correct. Nevertheless, there should...
Daniel R LDraw File Processing and Conversion 67 17,196 2020-05-27, 17:38
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N. W. Perry Wrote: (2020-05-27, 16:22) -- What would be a better way? -- I described my vision (which is similar yours) in the following message. I am not saying it is the way, but I think it is ea...
Daniel R LDraw File Processing and Conversion 67 17,196 2020-05-27, 16:32
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N. W. Perry Wrote: (2020-05-27, 3:14) -- For parts that need to hover for more than one step, you could either devise a BEGIN and END system, or just add a parameter [n] to the FLOAT line, telling it...
Daniel R LDraw File Processing and Conversion 67 17,196 2020-05-27, 16:01
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Jaco van der Molen Wrote: (2020-05-26, 7:58) -- IMHO I think you expect too much of the software. We could never make official LEGO like instructions, but can get very close. -- Perhaps I do expect...
Daniel R LDraw File Processing and Conversion 67 17,196 2020-05-27, 15:48
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Jaco van der Molen Wrote: (2020-05-26, 17:24) -- Only recently I discovered the usage of other letters the A for a buffer (see my showcase model for the Telehandler) -- I think you are referring to...
Daniel R LDraw File Processing and Conversion 67 17,196 2020-05-27, 1:47
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N. W. Perry Wrote: (2020-05-26, 17:49) -- I have a specific use case in mind for buffer exchange, in fact, based on a recent convention in official building instructions. The habit these days is to s...
Daniel R LDraw File Processing and Conversion 67 17,196 2020-05-27, 1:39
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Jaco van der Molen Wrote: (2020-05-26, 7:58) -- To work with it and understand fully, please refer to one of the many tutorials that are out there, like mine: :blush: https://sites.google.com/view/w...
Daniel R LDraw File Processing and Conversion 67 17,196 2020-05-27, 1:33
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Johann Eisner Wrote: (2020-05-26, 6:40) -- I think the speed problem is more of a graphics card problem. -- I assumed it is not a graphics card problem, as the task is quite simple and it is clearl...
Daniel R LDraw File Processing and Conversion 67 17,196 2020-05-27, 1:01
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Philippe Hurbain Wrote: (2020-05-24, 7:05) -- If I understand correctly what you want, you need to use ROTSTEP to change viewpoint of your current view. Note that ROTSTEP is to be placed at the END o...
Daniel R LDraw File Processing and Conversion 67 17,196 2020-05-24, 12:05