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    Thread: Question on "Plates without Corner" (2450/30503/26601)
Post: RE: Question on "Plates without Corner" (2450/3050...

Magnus Forsberg Wrote: (2016-12-13, 17:06) -- It looks to me like you have a rounding problem. Only two decimals might not be enough here. Did you copy the prims from the other parts? Turn on...
Niklas Buchmann Parts Authoring 6 8,637 2016-12-13, 17:13
    Thread: Question on "Plates without Corner" (2450/30503/26601)
Post: RE: Question on "Plates without Corner" (2450/3050...

Philippe Hurbain Wrote: (2016-12-13, 15:06) -- The problems you mention are probably caused by T-junctions (see http://wiki.ldraw.org/index.php?title=Avoiding_T-Junctions_in_LDraw_parts). Could you p...
Niklas Buchmann Parts Authoring 6 8,637 2016-12-13, 16:13
    Thread: Question on "Plates without Corner" (2450/30503/26601)
Post: Question on "Plates without Corner" (2450/30503/26...

I was working on the new Plate 2x2 without Corner (26601) using the exisiting larger plates 2450 and 30503 as a starting point. I noticed that the existing parts are designed around the cutouts on ...
Niklas Buchmann Parts Authoring 6 8,637 2016-12-13, 14:23
    Thread: LDCad 1.6 Alpha 4 (win+linux)
Post: RE: LDCad 1.6 Alpha 4 (win+linux)

There is one small thing I would like to see added in a future version: I would like to be able to add 'tags' (keywords) to parts to be able to find them easier. This feature could make use of the ...
Niklas Buchmann LDraw Editors and Viewers 90 92,756 2016-12-12, 21:46
    Thread: POV-Ray: Transparency using fade_color
Post: RE: POV-Ray: Transparency using fade_color

This is the result using media in transparent bricks:
Niklas Buchmann Rendering Techniques 6 10,760 2016-12-06, 17:23
    Thread: POV-Ray: Transparency using fade_color
Post: RE: POV-Ray: Transparency using fade_color

Roland Melkert Wrote: (2016-12-02, 22:31) -- Niklas Buchmann Wrote: (2016-12-02, 19:38) -- I like the results of this method a lot, the parts do look more realistic and seem to have more depth. It's...
Niklas Buchmann Rendering Techniques 6 10,760 2016-12-05, 17:16
    Thread: Wondering about FOV
Post: RE: Wondering about FOV

The default FOV for POV-Ray is indeed very wide. In photography terms, it's equal to using a 24mm wide angle lens on a full-frame camera. I usually use a smaller FOV, around 22 degrees. My reasonin...
Niklas Buchmann LDraw Editors and Viewers 3 4,960 2016-12-02, 20:09
    Thread: POV-Ray: Transparency using fade_color
Post: RE: POV-Ray: Transparency using fade_color

Roland Melkert Wrote: (2016-12-02, 18:31) -- Niklas Buchmann Wrote: (2016-12-02, 15:15) -- What I think is missing is some 'milkyness' in the transparent parts, some scattering of light inside them ...
Niklas Buchmann Rendering Techniques 6 10,760 2016-12-02, 19:38
    Thread: POV-Ray: Transparency using fade_color
Post: POV-Ray: Transparency using fade_color

Hi everyone! In Roland's thread POV-Ray export questions (http://forums.ldraw.org/thread-21710-post-23889.html#pid23889), Christoph Lipka suggested using the fade_color mechanism to render transpar...
Niklas Buchmann Rendering Techniques 6 10,760 2016-12-02, 15:15
    Thread: POV-Ray export questions
Post: RE: POV-Ray export questions

Roland Melkert Wrote: (2016-10-11, 20:54) -- Niklas Buchmann Wrote: (2016-10-11, 19:55) -- You defined the textures in the model using texture{} directly inside each object{} statement. Instead, it ...
Niklas Buchmann LDraw File Processing and Conversion 53 76,562 2016-10-16, 11:36
    Thread: POV-Ray export questions
Post: RE: POV-Ray export questions

Roland Melkert Wrote: (2016-10-10, 20:32) -- Niklas Buchmann Wrote: (2016-10-10, 19:32) -- There is something seriously wrong with your radiosity definitions, though I'm not quite sure yet what exac...
Niklas Buchmann LDraw File Processing and Conversion 53 76,562 2016-10-11, 19:55
    Thread: POV-Ray export questions
Post: RE: POV-Ray export questions

Roland Melkert Wrote: (2016-10-10, 20:32) -- Niklas Buchmann Wrote: (2016-10-10, 19:32) -- There is something seriously wrong with your radiosity definitions, though I'm not quite sure yet what exac...
Niklas Buchmann LDraw File Processing and Conversion 53 76,562 2016-10-10, 21:24
    Thread: POV-Ray export questions
Post: RE: POV-Ray export questions

Roland Melkert Wrote: (2016-10-08, 23:01) -- Hi all, I've almost finished the POVRay export feature for LDCad 1.6 but I'm having problems with the default material definitions. Below is a zipped ex...
Niklas Buchmann LDraw File Processing and Conversion 53 76,562 2016-10-10, 19:32
    Thread: 10252 Volkswagen Beetle [Creator]
Post: RE: 10252 Volkswagen Beetle [Creator]

Willy Tschager Wrote: (2016-09-30, 11:59) -- Nice rendering - would you share your settings? Pov or Blender? w. -- POV-Ray. I don't have a problem with sharing the settings, it's just that my...
Niklas Buchmann Official Models 23 33,531 2016-09-30, 19:32
    Thread: 10252 Volkswagen Beetle [Creator]
Post: RE: 10252 Volkswagen Beetle [Creator]

https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8573/29718261950_7bdeba61b4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Mh6RUJ)LEGO 10252 - Volkswagen Beetle (https://flic.kr/p/Mh6RUJ) by Niklas-B (https://www.flickr.com/photos/niklas-b/...
Niklas Buchmann Official Models 23 33,531 2016-09-29, 22:00
    Thread: 10252 Volkswagen Beetle [Creator]
Post: RE: 10252 Volkswagen Beetle [Creator]

I noticed the two 45590 axle joiners holding the cooler on the roof are plastic black, they should be rubber black instead.
Niklas Buchmann Official Models 23 33,531 2016-09-28, 21:42
    Thread: LDCad 1.6 Alpha 3 (win+linux)
Post: RE: LDCad 1.6 Alpha 3 (win+linux)

Roland Melkert Wrote: (2016-07-13, 22:18) -- Niklas Buchmann Wrote: (2016-07-13, 18:41) -- I just noticed that you introduced remappable hotkeys in 1.6, so this likely was a change between the 1.6 A...
Niklas Buchmann LDraw Editors and Viewers 42 38,363 2016-07-13, 23:14
    Thread: Issue with Main ldr in LDCad
Post: RE: Issue with Main ldr in LDCad

If you're ok with just deleting the lines, a text editor is probably the fastest way to do this. In an advanced editor like notepad++ (if you're using windows) you can very simply find all lines st...
Niklas Buchmann LDraw Editors and Viewers 20 18,994 2016-07-13, 18:46
    Thread: LDCad 1.6 Alpha 3 (win+linux)
Post: RE: LDCad 1.6 Alpha 3 (win+linux)

Roland Melkert Wrote: (2016-07-13, 18:35) -- Niklas Buchmann Wrote: (2016-07-13, 18:21) -- 2) The 1.6 version seems to have different options under 'editing movement pin' than before and I think it ...
Niklas Buchmann LDraw Editors and Viewers 42 38,363 2016-07-13, 18:41
    Thread: LDCad 1.6 Alpha 3 (win+linux)
Post: RE: LDCad 1.6 Alpha 3 (win+linux)

I noticed two things regarding rotation and placement of parts: 1) Seems to be a bug: When you have a 'floating' part (mouse button held down) you can by default use the arrow keys to rotate it alo...
Niklas Buchmann LDraw Editors and Viewers 42 38,363 2016-07-13, 18:21