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    Thread: Chris Dee, Long time Part Library Admin, is stepping down
Post: RE: Chris Dee, Long time Part Library Admin, is st...

Chris, Sorry to see you go.  Thank you for all of your work!  Franklin
Franklin W. Cain LDraw.org Announcements 9 200 2022-01-14, 17:54
    Thread: MPD file too big?
Post: RE: MPD file too big?

Roland Melkert Wrote: (2021-12-10, 21:19) -- You probably only need to register the unofficial parts location. http://www.melkert.net/LDCad/faq#faq_unoflib LDView does see those because they are ...
Franklin W. Cain Help 9 569 2021-12-10, 21:51
    Thread: MPD file too big?
Post: RE: MPD file too big?

Roland Melkert Wrote: (2021-11-29, 20:29) -- Does that include LDCad? if so I would be interested in the/a (similar) model used as it might indicate a bug. -- Just to be thorough, I tried using LDCA...
Franklin W. Cain Help 9 569 2021-12-10, 21:06
    Thread: MPD file too big?
Post: RE: MPD file too big?

Philippe Hurbain Wrote: (2021-11-27, 10:36) -- Franklin, do you have the possibility to share the file? -- Not any more -- I've already split that file in half.  One file for the airlock; the other ...
Franklin W. Cain Help 9 569 2021-11-27, 12:26
    Thread: MPD file too big?
Post: RE: MPD file too big?

In case I need to slice up this large MPD file into several smaller MPD files, this leads to a new question --  Given a specific sub-model within one MPD file, how do I reference (i.e. call; i.e. u...
Franklin W. Cain Help 9 569 2021-11-27, 1:57
    Thread: MPD file too big?
Post: MPD file too big?

I've been working on a very large model, and now the MPD file won't render.   The programs now just lock up or crash.  >__
Franklin W. Cain Help 9 569 2021-11-27, 1:51
    Thread: astromech heads
Post: RE: astromech heads

Franklin W. Cain Wrote: (2019-05-12, 13:55) -- Cylinder  2 x  2 with Dome Top with SW Dark Blue / R2-D2 (2013) Pattern http://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptdetail.cgi?f=parts/30367cps8.dat Cylinder  2 ...
Franklin W. Cain Parts Authoring 26 3,406 2021-11-04, 17:39
    Thread: Alphabet/font
Post: RE: Alphabet/font

Travis Cobbs Wrote: (2021-11-03, 20:50) -- Would the "v"s look better with 1x1 half circle bottom? Also, would the comma (including the lower half of the semi-colon) look better a just a 1x1 half...
Franklin W. Cain MOCs (My Own Creations) 19 2,225 2021-11-04, 11:51
    Thread: Alphabet/font
Post: RE: Alphabet/font

Here's the completed font:  And here is an example of the font in use:  Please let me know what you think!  ;-)  Franklin
Franklin W. Cain MOCs (My Own Creations) 19 2,225 2021-10-31, 18:41
    Thread: Alphabet/font
Post: RE: Alphabet/font

Philippe Hurbain Wrote: (2021-10-31, 9:05) -- Possibly slash and backslash.  -- A backslash would just be a mirror of a slash.  Only marks left should be quotes/apostrophes and/or parenthesi...
Franklin W. Cain MOCs (My Own Creations) 19 2,225 2021-10-31, 17:28
    Thread: Alphabet/font
Post: RE: Alphabet/font

Philippe Hurbain Wrote: (2021-10-31, 9:05) -- "e" looks weird, isn't it backwards? -- (sigh)...   Yup, you're right.  ^_^   Too much cold/flu medication.
Franklin W. Cain MOCs (My Own Creations) 19 2,225 2021-10-31, 16:59
    Thread: Alphabet/font
Post: RE: Alphabet/font

Inspired by this topic, and starting with works found in this thread, I've been compiling a typeface of "legal" (i.e. not requiring any jumper plates) tile-based letters and numbers.  To help other...
Franklin W. Cain MOCs (My Own Creations) 19 2,225 2021-10-30, 23:08
    Thread: Star Wars astromech droid patterns
Post: RE: Star Wars astromech droid patterns

Here are some additional patterns along this theme that I'd appreciate getting, please... Cylinder Hemisphere 4 x 4 with R2-D2 Astromech Droid Pattern https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogi...
Franklin W. Cain Part Requests 3 640 2021-10-29, 10:38
    Thread: Advice: Shades of Trans.-Blue
Post: Advice: Shades of Trans.-Blue

I need some advice, please, on specific shades of "transparent blue" to be used in a MOC.  I've attached two images, showing the proposed shades to be used for:  * Building Glass * Free-Standing ...
Franklin W. Cain MOCs (My Own Creations) 1 617 2021-10-27, 22:15
    Thread: Star Wars astromech droid patterns
Post: RE: Star Wars astromech droid patterns

Willy Tschager Wrote: (2021-10-18, 10:05) -- Let me know what is missing and I'll see if I find the time. -- Here are a few of the missing "heads" for the astromech droids.  ;-)   (2x2 Dome) https:...
Franklin W. Cain Part Requests 3 640 2021-10-20, 12:13
    Thread: astromech heads
Post: RE: astromech heads

I figured out the "T"-junction issue.   ^_^   For those (like me) who did not understand how this issue occurred in the first place... ;-) The problem with the 4-4 non-disc was that it was not just...
Franklin W. Cain Parts Authoring 26 3,406 2021-10-20, 5:16
    Thread: Star Wars astromech droid patterns
Post: Star Wars astromech droid patterns

I would be ever so grateful if some of you more artistically gifted authors could encode more of the patterns for the astromech droids from the Star Wars line.  Here are the droid "bodies" currently ...
Franklin W. Cain Part Requests 3 640 2021-10-17, 16:44
    Thread: no release (yet) in 2021 ??
Post: no release (yet) in 2021 ??

Just to confirm -- we have not yet had a release this year, correct?   (Curse you, COVID!!!)   Since we now have over a thousand files on the Parts Tracker that have been fully approved, will it...
Franklin W. Cain General LDraw.org Discussion 3 778 2021-10-16, 13:20
    Thread: astromech heads
Post: RE: astromech heads

Franklin W. Cain Wrote: (2019-05-12, 13:55) -- Cylinder  2 x  2 with Dome Top with SW Dark Blue / R2-D2 (2013) Pattern http://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptdetail.cgi?f=parts/30367cps8.dat -- Trying to fi...
Franklin W. Cain Parts Authoring 26 3,406 2021-10-16, 13:02
    Thread: astromech heads
Post: RE: astromech heads

I've made all of the corrections requested, and I've uploaded the revised version.   Thanks, again!  ;-)   Franklin
Franklin W. Cain Parts Authoring 26 3,406 2021-10-16, 11:36